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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:08 pm 
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James, I would roughly guess the larger altums I have are around 3" SL.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:49 pm 
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July 13th - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kogqVIJ-WA

July 14th (3 weeks) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoeF_cLW ... e=youtu.be

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:04 pm 
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Perfect looking habitat/F1's Mike. Wish you the best and keep inspiring the rest of us with your hard work!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Here they are - The dorsal extensions are just starting to grow back since they started chewing on each other in the 20g and the tap water switch seems to have a negative effect on finnage at first.

http://youtu.be/Hv8wn8BmTHk?hd=1


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:08 am 
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Mike, that's so good to see healthy, active, F1 Altum. Do some of them have a broken central bar? If so, the trait appears to be more common in tank raised fish than wild caughts. I wonder what Simon's experience is with this trait? I have seen this on a small proportion of imported wildcaught juveniles.
Again, congratulations on your achievement.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:00 pm 
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Some of them are exhibiting a broken middle bar. I am convinced it is an environmental issue not a genetic one. I am going to raise my next group of fry in a tank with a dark bottom/sides and background. I asked Simon about it but haven't received a response from him since he gave me permission to post his article here.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:21 pm 
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If this "broken bar" effect is the result of an environmental issue, would I be correct in guessing that faultless fish could be produced from "broken bar" parents?. There were many of these among the Tan fish that were imported into the UK last year. I believe that animal welfare legislation in Germany prevents fish being kept in bare bottom tanks. Could this contribute to the appearance of Simon's fish?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:26 pm 
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Phil I do believe that flawless fish can and will be reproduced from broken barred parents. I used caribsea torpedo beach sand as a substrate with these guys as soon as they were 2 weeks old. They hadn't even begun to develop pigment yet. I do believe substrate has an effect but I need another spawn to test my theory. I'm going to raise the fry in a tank with a dark substrate and the walls and back of the tank will be painted black. Light schedule may play a role as well. But my fish received plenty of hours of light/dark.


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Hi, how are they baby Altums doing? How many do you have?

Could we get a little update picture soon?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:03 pm 
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I'll try and get something new up by this weekend.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:16 am 
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Here's a little teaser so you can see how much they've grown.

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Wow, well done. They look fantastic.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:07 pm 
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Here they are tonight eating some blackworms. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWv2u1tO ... e=youtu.be Those are 4" sponges to give you an idea on size.


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Mike,

All I can say is WoW! You are doing an awesome job with those fish.

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