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Emperors are here!

Post by Mike Ophir » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:25 am

Hi all,

I awoke this morning and had a box waiting for me at the door. Needless to say, 6 B. udomritthiruji specimens are now swimming happily in my aquarium. They are for sure a very striking fish, no wonder they go by Emperor as their common name.

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Post by chefkeith » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:05 pm

pics, pics, we need pics!!

You're the 1st person I know of that has them here in the USA.

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Post by Mad Duff » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:23 pm

Excellent news Mike, they are stunning fish aren't they.

We need photo's :)
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14 loach species bred, which will be next?

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Post by Mike Ophir » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:36 pm

They are absolutely fantastic! They are not at all skittish and are extremely active in the first 3 hours I have had them. They are actively exploring the aquarium as I sit and type this post and have already been fed on frozen bloodworms. The Y. caudipunctata group or the lone Y. eos I have do not seem to be bothering the Emperors at all! Its interesting to note that the B. striata I have in there are trying to shoal with the B. udomritthiruji group. I will try to get photos up as soon as possible.

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Post by Rychek » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:37 pm

Yes, pics please! Also, where did you get them?

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Post by Mike Ophir » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:39 pm

I got them from Frank at www.franksaquarium.com

I think he has some left as I got 6 of the 10 he ordered.

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Post by Mike Ophir » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:40 pm

Hopefully photos will be available tonight!

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Post by Mike Ophir » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:23 pm

I can't figure out how to upload my photos. Can anyone help?

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Post by daspricey » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:29 pm

Can't wait to see some photos! :D

Photobucketis the best IMO.

David

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Photos!

Post by Mike Ophir » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:35 pm

Lets try and see if these photos show up, not the best quality, but I was too excited to be patient for better ones:

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Thanks for looking all!

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Wow

Post by adam » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:42 pm

Those are awsome. Wish i had the room.

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Post by Mike Ophir » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:47 pm

Some more:

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Post by Mike Ophir » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:50 pm

Is it me or do the skinnier ones look more yellow? Are those males you think?

Mike

PS - If so, I think I have 3 males and 3 females, so 3 pairs...if only they spawned!!

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Post by mickthefish » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:27 pm

Mike how big are these fish mate, only asking as they look younger than the ones i've seen.
just nosey bud.

mick

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Post by Jim Powers » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:35 pm

Those are beautiful, Mike!!
Congratulations!!!
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