Telmatherina cf. bonti (?)

Telmatherinidae of Sulawesi, also counted among the rainbowfish by many.

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Telmatherina cf. bonti (?)

Post#1 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:23 pm

Hi all,

Just got myself a group of those (3M, 2F). Probably T. bonti, but I need to check this. They come from Indonesia and have been bred there - not wild caught and pretty easy so far, much more stress-resistant apparently than the same fish I had some 9 or 10 years ago.

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Post#2 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:20 am

Interesting looking fish. Can't say I've heard much about it so far, even though they've been around for a decade you say?
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Post#3 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:39 am

They've been around sporadically since about 10 years, but it seems no one really bothered much about them. They are not the most spectacular of the Telmatherina, but they are very nice still. The eyes are a very intensive blue, and indeed they look a bit like "giant blue-eyes".
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Post#4 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:05 pm

The look similar to the Lampeye Killifish (A. normani). A nice subtle fish.

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Post#5 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:52 pm

They do get much bigger though, around 8cm.

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Post#6 » Fri May 04, 2012 6:41 pm

how many fishes you keep and how many breeding ?
thank you for your sharing ;)

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Post#7 » Sat May 05, 2012 2:44 am

any update of these fish?

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Post#8 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:47 pm

Is this fish is gregarious like Pseudomugil or Melanotaenia ?

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Post#9 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:57 am

Think of them more like a Pseudomugil but perform quality water changes to keep them happy. I think they suffered if the pH got too low. I had these years ago and once you got them settled they were quite easy to keep. Frozen bloodworms and live foods are good places to start. They throw large eggs, like the pseudomugil and if I remember they take a fairly long time to hatch too.

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