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Offline mr.denatonium

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Under represented fish
« on: January 30, 2015, 02:07:06 AM »
What species/genus/type of fish would you like to see more of in the hobby?
I'm not capable of bringing new species to market, I'm just bored and curious!

Personally, more killifish. specifically nothobranchius and Austrolebias.
Also a huge fan of the cryptic, sit and wait predators, we need more things like freshwater leaf fish, freshwater stone fish and freshwater butterfly fish.
Had to specify freshwater, cuz they also are saltwater fish, and I'm personally not a salt fan!

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Re: Under represented fish
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 01:42:04 PM »
More South American and West African dwarf cichlids as well as some of the dwarf Mbuna and dwarf Tangs. The lack of availability in southern Ontario is sad. Forces me to go to the US LFS and auctions.

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Re: Under represented fish
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 11:59:39 AM »
I'd like to see the hardy livebearers of the past. Right now, most of what available is farm strains that are not that hardy anymore.

Offline Alleycat

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Re: Under represented fish
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 06:28:47 PM »
There's a few Neolamprologus species I'd like to see more available ...
In nature multiple species typically do not live in the same niche in the same location. If they do cross paths, they will compete since they are filling the same role in their ecosystem and compete - eventually one will succeed while the others will cease. Welcome to evolution.