Greetings from uruguay

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Greetings from uruguay

Post by santiagor2566 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:53 am

Hi, first I do not know if i'm right doing my first post in this subforum.
I am from uruguay and y do not speak english very good.. But I try haha.
Well, i am from uruguay in South América. I really like native fishes from my country. At the moment i have this cichild:
Australoheros sp. "red ceibal"
Australoheros facetus
Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys
Gymnogeophagus ex meridionalis
Gymnogeophagus labiatus
All this were catched by my self in ower rivers, creeks and lakes.
Now I only have these, But I had another species from Crenechicla genus.
Well I hope to be acepted in the forum and hope to learn a lot with you, and i'm proudly to answer any cuestion about uruguayan cichild (always I Can) and share pictures and any information.
Sorry if my english is not the Best.
Grettings!
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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by Piotr Koba » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:51 pm

Welcome to the forum, and you speak English very well indeed!

It's a pleasure to meet someone who enjoys cichlids (or fishes, in general) that naturally occur in his country. Please do not hesitate to post photos of your fish or pictures from your field trips to get them!
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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by santiagor2566 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:25 pm

Thanks a lot!! I really like fishes from i was a Child.
Well in Uruguay we have fishes in each lake, small creek or river. And we have a very important biodiversity. ImageImageImageImageImage
This is Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys, was caught in Maldonado department.
This other is Australoheros sp "red Ceibal"
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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by Bas Pels » Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:28 am

You are most welcome to this forum. I've been to ?Uruguay three times, but I don't think I've seen half your beautifull country.

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by smitty » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:16 am

Santiagor2566 welcome to one of the best forums on the internet. Keep the post coming
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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by santiagor2566 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:21 am

Thanks All you a lot for your words.
Someone of you have any of this fishes?
Later i going to do a better post with photos, also i have a video doing snorkel in a fresh water lake. Well.. Thanks again and hope to enjoy the forum!!!

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Post by santiagor2566 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:59 am

Bas Pels wrote:You are most welcome to this forum. I've been to ?Uruguay three times, but I don't think I've seen half your beautifull country.
I think so!! I lived heare since 1993 (I'm 22 years old) and a lot of places still are unknown for me. Uruguay is a small country but has thousands of wonderfull places in each corner.
You visited it by yourself or in a package tour?

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by Bas Pels » Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:29 pm

Estabe en un de los vacanciones de Felipe Cantera

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by santiagor2566 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:51 pm

Ohhh i know him, we live in the same town haha. So i think you had enjoyed a lot, he is a good person and knows a lot about our fishes. What fishes did you bring? Do you still have them?

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by Bas Pels » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:04 am

A few, the last time was some 5 years ago, and the one before that, my fishes were siezed by the Argentinian customs. That is still somewhere on this forum.

I got now
Cichlids
Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys Rio St. Lucia
Gymnogeophagus gymnogenys Santiago
Gymnogeophagus labiatum
Gymnogeophagus meriodonalis Rio St. Lucia
Gymnogeophagus meriodonalis mercedes
Australoheros sp Yellow Valentines
Australoheros scitulum Rio St Lucia
Australoheros 'red cebail' Rubio Chico

Lifebearers
Jenysia onca

Catfish
Corydoras paleatus Arroyo Aquas Blancas
Corydoras paleatus lago Durant
Rhamdia
Ancistrus arroyo Tala
Ancistrus arroyo Aquas Blanquas
Hisonotus sp arroyo Aquas Blancas
Hisonotus sp Arroyo Tropa Vieja
Hisonotus sp Arroyo Tala
Rhineloricaria sp Arroyo Tala
Rhineloricaria sp Arroyo Aquas Blancas
Rhineloricaria sp Charaguata
Microglanus Arroyo Aquas Blancas
Microglanus Arroyo Tropa Vieja

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by santiagor2566 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:32 am

Uffff nice collection!!! You have a lot of our fishes. Do you have All them in the same aquarium like an uruguayan biotope?
Is very exciting for me to know that in other countries you keep some of these species!!! :)
Where are you from? All mates in this forum are from same country? Thanks a lot again, sorry about the lot of questions i do.

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by Bas Pels » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:32 pm

I am from the Netherlands, that is in Europe, but a bit further from the equator. I live 53 degrees north, in Salinas you live 35 degrees south

My Uruguayan fishes are in what is in English an enclosed veranda, or in Spanish un invernadero, facing to the south. In winter the windows are closed, and I keep it at 5-8 degrees C. In summer the windows are remouved and the temperatures of the water can be 20 or more. closing the windows would make it a greenhouse, reaching 40 C or more

I have 8 tanks there, 2 @ 1000 liters, 6 @ 466 liters.

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by santiagor2566 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:53 pm

Wow you have a lot of litres. I want to make this when i move to my own house.
In these tanks you can keep a lot of sub tropical species.
Congratulations!! They would feel as in Río Santa Lucía haha! Nice to meet you!!

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by Bas Pels » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:37 am

@ Rio Santa Lucia - indeed. It is too cold for fish from the north, but for fish from the south, it is perfect. And it is cheep - Idon't heat, I don't have lights - I only have a pump; to move water through the filters

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by santiagor2566 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:09 pm

Yes, you are right, for some species is too cold. I hope to see your tanks. Good bye!!

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by Paulo José Alves » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:05 am

Bas

Of all the species from Uruguay which ones did you breed?

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by Bas Pels » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:53 pm

I've bred Gymno labiatus, G gymnogenys, the Australoheros species, Rhineloricaria and lifebearers

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by santiagor2566 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:38 pm

Snorkel uruguay. Río santa lucia: http://youtu.be/CvQEdceNdWE
This is a video that I catched snorkeling in Santa Lucia, in Minas, Lavalleja. There you can see Australoheros sp, (I don't know if is facetus minuano or scitulus sp.)
In its natural biotope. If you check my YouTube channel there are more videos of it.
I hope the video were attached. Sorry if not.

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Re: Grettings from uruguay

Post by smitty » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:59 pm

I love seeing fish in the natural biotope. No matter how many times I see videos like that it gives more of an understanding of what they want and what I need to provide.
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Re: RE: Parachromis managuensis biotope?

Post by santiagor2566 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:30 pm

Yes, this is exactly what i think about it. Everytime i See them at nature i think about how to recreate the scene in my aquarium ir tank.

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