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(@peter-finke)
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Beigetreten: Vor 20 Jahren
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Being the moderator of this forum and seeing the necessity to correspond with the English-speaking world, I herewith announce this special new "posting basket" (or trait) for those people "outside in the world" who have heard about this very lively forum but who are deterred to contribute by the fact that most of the discussion are in German.
This new "basket" called "Inviting English-speaking Paro-friends" is simply meant as an invitation to people unfamiliar with the German language to join the lively discussions on Paros we have here in this forum by posting their messages in this new basket (or in whatever basket they like), and of course can do that in English.
Although there are very good contributions in English since long (Karen, warm regards to Nieuwe Pekela!) and they did not need that encouragement and contributed and further contribute to the many other traits too (and that's fine), there maybe others who may need this here to have a point for beginning. I had this idea when reading the fine recent contributions by Zahar (from Malaysia) in the "Offene Paro-Galerie"-basket. So, friends of the Paros all over the world and especially in the home-countries of our Parosphromenus: Be invited to join our Paro-forum and don't be deterred by the fact that most of our discussions are in German. Use English, and you are heartily welcomed! Use this English-spoken basket, or use every other of our baskets, too. Please understand, that we cannot change our main language entirely, but think of the fact that by joining this forum you can have contact (directly or indirectly) to many well known names in the Paro-world who contributed and will further contribute the the discovery and the knowledge of that fine fish.
Be welcomed!

Peter Finke, Bielefeld


   
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(@zahar)
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Beigetreten: Vor 18 Jahren
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For those who can't read German, do not despair. These's no need to buy a dictionary or enroll in to a German-languagr class. There is an easier solution: use on-line translator such as http://world.altavista.com/ As the matter of fact, it can translate English into German too. Actually works with almost all major languages.

Regards,

Zahar AZ
Malaysia


   
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(@peter-finke)
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For those who can't read German, do not despair. These's no need to buy a dictionary or enroll in to a German-languagr class. There is an easier solution: use on-line translator such as http://world.altavista.com/ As the matter of fact, it can translate English into German too. Actually works with almost all major languages.

Yes, an online-translator is better than no translator, of course. They can be a great help. But they are stupid!!! It's a lot of nonsense they produce. But nevertheless, as I said: Better than nothing.

What I wanted to say really is this: Compliment to all who have to use such a translator and nevertheless understand what has been translated! So, this amounts to another compliment to Zahar and his friends!

By the way: Does any of you know Mr. Kubota or his company personally? As I learned from Horst Linke he offers some nice Parosphromenus, but we never can order such numbers he demands in order to deliver them to Europe! The place of his company is in Bangkok, however. We (=the Parosphromenus-Group of the IGL) should like to import some species we don't have living presently in Europe in order to include them in our maintenance-program; if possible of course. And in small numbers (that is 10 - 30 pairs/species). The latter seems to be the problem with the big companies.

Peter Finke, Bielefeld


   
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(@randy)
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Beigetreten: Vor 16 Jahren
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well i am very happy to see there is a place to write when you speaks another language then german mine is Dutch of course. I can read and understand german but my writings are not that well.. So let me introduce myself..my name is Miranda, I am a Belgian woman who loves labyrinthfishes, I have a aquarium for about 25 years now but i haven't had always labyrinths only the last years i keep them. Myself i have 2 species of paroshromenus ( i hope in a way to fill up with others species too), i have sphaerichthys osphromenoides,sphaerichthys vaillanti and trichopsis species at the moment. o=C. Well this is my first time on this forum and i hope to meet some people from here too in Holland5Zwolle) on 25th of April on the IGL meeting. see ya all XXX

Spezialen Sorten in meine Becken ist besser als keine


   
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(@peter-finke)
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Hello Randy, welcome at the Paros-Forum! You are free to write in English, but as you are able to read German, the answers maybe in German.
Please, tell us which species of Parosphromenus do you keep. And did you succeed in breeding tem already? Tell us some words about the conditions you keep them in. We learn from each other.
And in Zwolle we will certainly meet.
PS: Are you interested in our regular "Paro-Infos"? The group of Paro-aquarists (presently more than 90 people in ten countries) join in our virtual group and organize regular censuses. The main aim is to preserve our stocks by continued breeding and exchange of fish. The next opportunity for this will be in Zwolle.
If you are interested, please write an eMail to my personal address.

Peter Finke, Bielefeld


   
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(@anke)
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Beigetreten: Vor 18 Jahren
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Hallo Miranda,

schön dass Du hergefunden hast.

Wenn es Dir keine Schwierigkeiten macht deutsch zu lesen..wunderbar, mir geht es mit englisch genauso..dann passt das ja :)

Auch ich mag Sphaerichtys besonders gerne, im Moment habe ich Jungfische bei meinen vaillanti, osphromenoides habe ich im Moment leider nicht.

Nach Zwolle werde ich leider nicht kommen, aber ich garantiere Dir, dass Du dort viele "Labyrinthfischverrückte" treffen wirst :wink:

Liebe Grüsse nach Belgien
Anke

Nicht braun oder beige..das heisst champagnerfarben


   
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(@randy)
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Beigetreten: Vor 16 Jahren
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yeah indeed Sphaerichthys species are very peacefull and beautifull and will always having my intrests... my vaillantis had litters too before but i was too late to catch them out... i have 6 litters swimming of the Spaerichthys Osphromenoides at the moment.
The paros are mating from time to time but i have not seen anything more of them as so far. so i watch them closely now. Also i recently expecting a new species to me ... Betta albimarginata(bought a pair but didn't receive them yet)(and ordered one more pair for zwolle) i want to try with this kind too and i am searching other species paros too filamentosa and linkei at least 2 pairs of each but i am not sure to find them.

greetings from Belgium
Miranda
:bier:

Spezialen Sorten in meine Becken ist besser als keine


   
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(@peter-finke)
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Beigetreten: Vor 20 Jahren
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I am sorry to say that English-speaking friends of licorice gouramis (Parosphromenus) only rarely write here in our Paro-forum. Of course, this is easily to understand because the 99%-Geman dominance is difficult for them to understand.
Therefore I am glad to announce that we in the IGL-governing board work for an English version of our IGL-homepage, and I am quite sure that we will have it next year 2010 at the latest. Of course, this is not automatically joined by an English-speaking forum, too. But we will try to find a solution for that also. However, that will take some more time, I think. So, for the time being, you from all over the world are invited again to read and write here. In English, of course!

Peter Finke, Bielefeld


   
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(@kevin-marshall)
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Beigetreten: Vor 14 Jahren
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Hello

Glad to have found this forum. Sad to say I have neglected keeping Paro's for (i cant believe) 5 years. I used to contribute to the the AquaWorld Paro's thread. (regards to karen in Nieuwe Pekela). Looking to rectify this fault and start keeping paro's and chocolates again soon. Not sure of the status of Paro's keeping in the UK . I suspect that it is at the same level as it has been over the past 20 years or so. (will have to check with the AAGB)
also
Has any one any information to share ( first hand or other wise ) on breeding Parashaerichthys lineatus, I was successful in breeding these in 2004 with somewhat limited success.

I look forward to contributing to this site in the near future.

Kevin


   
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(@kevin-marshall)
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Hello
Has any one made a link to dropsy and diet. I used to try and feed my Paros on a varied diet daphnia, newly hatched brine shrimp, gammarus etc. unfortunatly i found that some food particulary daphnia were always reluctantly taken. Live blood worm always ended up being the main food mainly because it was easy to get.. Sadly i found my fish sooner or later always got dropsy.. Has anyone any thoughts on this.

Kevin


   
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(@peter-finke)
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I never heared nor experienced myself a direct connection between some live food and dropsy in Parosphromenus. Surely, the conditions of your fish, the overall milieu, has caused these infections. Maybe, the daphnia or especially the red worms or other live foods you have used were infected themselves, but there is definitely no necessary link between feeding such live food and generating dropsy. So, there maybe an indirect link nevertheless, but feeding daphnia does not generally mean to generate a risk for dropsy as does feeding no daphnia does prevent you from that risk.
Parosphromenus fish do feed on daphnia, but they clearly prefer Moina or Artemia. By the way, I cannot imagine Parosphromenus feeding on Gammarus; these small crusteceans are much to big for them. But to infect them by infected food: that is not only possible, but not rarely observed.

Peter Finke, Bielefeld


   
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(@thomas-p)
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Beigetreten: Vor 18 Jahren
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Gammarus pulex takes care of their brood in a special sack on their belly and, accidentally or not, freshly released offspring is small enough to be eaten by Parosphromenus.

Thomas

Flüsse voller Leben Rettet den Regenwald


   
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(@kevin-marshall)
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Beigetreten: Vor 14 Jahren
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Hi

Thanks for your replies. I must say i was worried and drew a conclusion that possible infection had been introdiced from perhaps feeding bloodworm that may be of poor quality. A diet of bloodworm cannot be good without variety.
Personally i have found sometimes daphnia spooks my Paros. I grade the Gammarus of course and fing the paros eagerly take them. With regard to the dropsy I may be being overly observent and blameful of what is a good food.

Kevin


   
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