Nothobranchius Eggersi

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  1. MItchell

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    Today I collected my first bag of peat from my N. Eggersi reds, I collected hundreds of eggs and handpicked 50 (tiring work) and took a nice picture. I have the collection code for them so they are much nicer than the aquarium strain :p The camera flash makes the brilliant blue nearly non-existent, they look almost exactly like this pic I found on the web http://www.seriouslyfish.com/images/nothobranchius_eggersi_1.jpg
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    Really Beautiful fish!!!
     
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    They are stunning fish, but the link that you have pasted comes up with a 404 error. These are 'seasonal' fish aren't they? Is the plain one the female? How long do you have to wait until you can put the eggs back into water?
     
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    The link was just a picture of the same fish with more blue. Jip, they are annuals. The plain one is a female, and Eggersi eggs should incubate for around 3 months, this is my first spawn so Ill wait and see when they eye up.
     
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    Fantastic looking fish.
    Good luck with keeping the eggs going.
     
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    The eggs eyed up in under a month! This is because my fish room is very warm. The parents are almost 4 months old and still spawning, laying hundreds of eggs a week. One female is huge, about 5cm. The first batch of fry sexed out in 15 days :O. They are a month old and have spectacular colouration! Blood red with a metallic blue.These pics were taken with my Blackberry.
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    Always amazes me how quickly Notho's grow..... Hmmnn - your pics @MItchell making me itch to play with Killies again.... Good bye spare bedroom...he,he
     
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    Haha, go for it @azurekoi :) They are perfect for the budget aquarist too.
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    Used to breed a lot of Killies as a kid - Errol Scholtz's son was one of my best friends in junior and High school.... Actually been contemplating this for a while...think it's time I get the welder out and weld up some stands again..... think the glass cutter is still sharp enough for running up a whole bunch of small tanks....he,he - think I found myself a little project again....
     
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    Well if you have the experience then it would be a waste not to use it :) Im always glad to help out with eggs if you need, all my Notho's and Simps have collection codes.
     
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    hehe - but in the end MTS will get you again and again and again.

    Please explain "collection codes" - does this mean date and time you raised them i.e. batch number or we talking something more complex?
     
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    If a specie is not aquarium strain then it will usually have a collection code. This is a number at the end of the species name which can include: "named location","country of collection, usually a acronym","year of collection/site at which fish were collected". Example: these are N. Eggersi "Rufiji river camp TAN 95/7", the part in "..." is the collection code. Rufiji river camp is the closest landmark to where the fish were collected, TAN stands for Tanzania which is the country of collection, 95 for collected in 1995 and 7 for site 7. If you find the right website, you can usually find the exact date of the collection trip, the names of the people who collected the fish and sometimes a picture of the exact little pool where the fish were collected. Every "collection" is unique and has unique colours and markings. Any 2 Eggersi's are of the same specie and can spawn to create fertile eggs, but collection codes are not mixed as to keep the strain pure, otherwise it would just make an aquarium strain and the code and value of the fish would be lost. Eggersi even has a completely blue form which is still the same specie, the collection code will just be different. At the moment I am looking for the blue Eggersi "Kigongo TAN RB 05/43".

    If you are really curious, there's a picture of the exact pool where these were collected back in 1995:
    Esta página contiene marcos. you need to click on "collecting trips" below "codes" on the left hand column, then scroll down and click on "Tanzania 1995" and finally scroll down to the pic labelled "Rufiji river camp...." Its on the right hand side of the page.
     
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    very cool - thanks for the info ... so much more than a verimark fish!!!
     
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    Argh - You know me too well @Mzungu... yeah - the battle,she is lost....
     
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