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    ID: Glass fish???

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    Anyone able to I.D the following fauna? It's about 4mm only.

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    4mm is less than 0.5cm, which seems a little too tiny!?!?!

    Yes, Parambassis sp., don't know which though. One of my favourite fishes.

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    probably a little more tha 4mm, but where did you get the fish?
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    That is the smallest Parambassis, P. lala, ~12mm, max 30mm. Ben had them. I have a few
    Jan 2006 issue of Practical Fishkeeping has an article on Glass Fish.

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    Ben has a bunch of them now.. i gave them the miss cos i didnt have space and wanted to shoot that unknown hyphessobrycon he had instead.

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    wah lao must go and get some
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    I thought I have seen a different Parambassis sp at Ben's before, one that looks a bit different from this. Bah... memory is failing me... about time to pay Ben a visit.

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    According to the PF article, there are 3 common species being sold at LFS and the main diff is size.
    P. lala ~ 3cm, P. ranga ~ 6~7cm and P. siamensis is btw the two, fully grown about 5cm.

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    My mistake.

    It's less than 4cm, not mm, It is about roughly about 2.5cm I bought them (4) at the LFS at my place.
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    Looking for Parambassis lala

    Does anyone know which LFS has this fish for sale ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Baron
    Does anyone know which LFS has this fish for sale ?

    Gan, if you find some let me know!
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    I have 6 bought from Ben. Have been asking him to bring in more but so far he has only brought in the more expensive species and not lala.

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    The LFS at my place has it,

    Kohaku Aquarium
    Blk 416 Bedok North Ave 2 S460416
    (Beside the UOB Safe Deposit Bank, right at the end of the block, nearest to the library side)

    0.50cents for 1, if I can remember clearly. Ask for 'glass fish' the boss will know.
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    Thanks Grey Fox.
    Can you confirm if they still have them as I would like to go over and get some if they still have them.

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    Will have it checked out for you tonight to confirm.

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