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Update on My Canara Pearl Spot Cichlids/Etroplus canarensis

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:37 pm
by Jim Cumming
Etroplus canarensis is one of three cichlid species endemic to India. Coming from purely fresh water unlike its genus congeners, the Orange and Green Chromides, it is extremely rare in its natural habitat. In fact, it was though to have become extinct in 1996 when insecticide poisoning (among other habitat degradations) occured in the Kudarahara river. It was rediscovered in 1997 when an extensive search uncovered a small, relict population. Apparently the fish is being bred in Thailand and by a handful of serious hobbyists, one of whom is from San Antonio, Texas, Jose Gonzales (ciclasoman). I was fortunate to obtain ten-1" fry from him in mid August of 2013. They have not been a demanding fish and have come along well, now at around 2.5- 3". They will max out at around 5". Here's a picture update of this very unique and beautiful species. By the way, they still love to school.

Re: Update on My Canara Pearl Spot Cichlids/Etroplus canaren

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:14 pm
by Kevinlee303
Amazing ,it looks a lot like saltwater fish

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