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    Livebearers and their "thing"

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    Livebearers, as you may already know, have "things" on the males which makes them just like mammals. In this thread I will make a record of all the "things" I come across… and btw the proper name for the "thing" is a Gonopodium.

    record of the "things" are very important as it is one of the traits to differentiate the various species.
    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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    the "thing" of Gambusia affinis *specimens courtesy Vincent Tan*


    Last edited by hwchoy; 27th Mar 2006 at 13:58.
    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 looks painful..

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    the "thing" of Girardinus metallicus *specimens courtesy Nonn Panitvong*


    Last edited by hwchoy; 27th Mar 2006 at 13:59.
    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.
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    the "thing" of Phallocerus caudimaculatus *specimens courtesy Nonn Panitvong*


    Last edited by hwchoy; 27th Mar 2006 at 13:59.
    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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    Interesting hooks.

    Does the size matter when it comes to female mating preference? Also read somewhere that they have larger gonopodiums in predator-free environments than in predatory environments.

    Any literature?

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    Choy! What a thing to do....

    BTW - I read that some hybrid male Swordtails with extra long gonopodiums cannot breed. So better check the stock before buying.
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    I have seen my mollies have a swelling before the gonopodiums... Quite interesting... Like a reservoir...

    Picture of my molly with his thing...

    Last edited by valice; 4th Apr 2006 at 23:59.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juggler
    Choy! What a thing to do....

    BTW - I read that some hybrid male Swordtails with extra long gonopodiums cannot breed. So better check the stock before buying.

    don'ch worry, you have to pay me $$ to accept hybrids
    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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    But seriously, Choy. Nowadays where to find the original green Swordtail?
    They have been selectively bred till looking orange today.

    You seen this site before? http://www.xiphophorus.org/
    Totally dedicated to xiphophorus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juggler
    But seriously, Choy. Nowadays where to find the original green Swordtail?
    They have been selectively bred till looking orange today.

    You seen this site before? http://www.xiphophorus.org/
    Totally dedicated to xiphophorus.

    I'm still waiting for ranma to go to central america to bring back more "things" for us
    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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    Excellent shots as usual Choy. I've seen Phalloceros caudimaculatus in SG before, if my eyes did not fail me. You might be surprised how the bags of feeders can contain some weird fish.. :P
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    not knowing enough about livebearers, I'd probably pass them off as yucky hybrids!
    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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    choy, whats this thing you have about livebearers winkies. haha

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    Choy got something for poecilid symbols lah...

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    The Girardinus metallicus's "thing" in action…

    "Yeah baby! Yeah! Lemme show you a goooood time"


    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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    What a shot Choy!! Maybe should try some P. wingei?? Will definitely show more colours isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecoculturesg
    What a shot Choy!! Maybe should try some P. wingei?? Will definitely show more colours isn't it?

    Azmi
    do they have colours "down there"?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    do they have colours "down there"?
    Huh?? Maybe with your lenses!! Definitely not lah! I mean the fish itself lah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valice
    I have seen my mollies have a swelling before the gonopodiums... Quite interesting... Like a reservoir...

    Picture of my molly with his thing...


    hey get a close-up of his "thing".
    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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