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Old 08-13-2004, 11:40 PM   #11
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At any rate, since the Aqualog Polypterus book is the reference most likely to be available to the average bichir 'keeper', it seems only reasonable to use that nomenclature, at least for a while.
But...1) At $100+, it isn't likely to be..."Jurassic Fishes" by Kodera et al is likely to remain the most common one, even after my book gets published; 2)If it isn't explicitly correct, why quote it?; 3)Out of 100s of references, including such things as fishbase, I have never seen anyone refer to P. palmas polli as P. polli prior to now, so the former would seem far more universally accepted than the latter.
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Good points, to be sure. I'm enough of a bichir fanatic (as you appear to be ) that I rushed out and bought the Aqualog Polypterus book as soon as it was available but the price tag is a bit prohibitive for the average fish keeper. I've found that to be true of almost all of the Aqualog series. You're certainly also correct when referring to the vast majority of resources calling this fish Polypterus palmas polli. Your points are persuasive enough that I'll modify this post to reflect your logic.
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Yes....Polypterus are all predatory and some of them have a rather vicious set of teeth!
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Good points, to be sure. I'm enough of a bichir fanatic (as you appear to be )
Heh...you have no idea...I have 56 of them now representing 11 species (including E. calabaricus)...but I have been able to successfully spawn only two species so far.
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As of now I only have 11, representing 5 species (including E. calabaricus) but that will be changing relatively rapidly over time. I have some 'true' retropinnis coming in from Africa, hopefully fairly soon along with a couple of African Mudfish (Phractolaemus ansorgei) which I kept a specimen of a number of years ago but haven't seen for sale since.
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a couple of African Mudfish (Phractolaemus ansorgei) which I kept a specimen of a number of years ago but haven't seen for sale since.
You lucky bugger....same here, and I have been looking for them pretty actively the past couple of years.
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If you're really interested in Phractolaemus then I can probably point you in the right direction. Rehoboth Aquatics is getting them in for a few of the keepers of 'oddball' fish. Email me or PM me here if you'd like to be in on the 'buy'. I turned the owner on to this fish a couple of weeks ago and there seems to be enough interest to justify him getting some. In fact, he may have already ordered some.
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The thought is appreciated, and I would take advantage of it, but shipping up to Canada would be pretty ugly, I suspect.
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