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Old 10-01-2003, 05:01 AM   #16
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Don't fret; if dwarf pencils aren't available you can still be very successful using beckfordi as targets/dithers. Mama borellii will just have a little bit more work to do protecting the fry, but she should be just as successful.
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Old 10-01-2003, 01:00 PM   #17
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Thanks 2la, this is my first effort with Apistos, (I don't even have them and I think Im bit by the Apisto bug) and I don't want anything to harm them.
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Old 10-05-2003, 01:31 AM   #18
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..just got my hands on these....
got no info at all on breeding pencils except for the bekfordis
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Old 02-16-2004, 04:53 AM   #19
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Where did you find them? I'll probably have to order them through an online shop so if anyone knows of a reliable source please let me know.
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Old 02-19-2004, 09:53 PM   #20
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Anyone?
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:06 AM   #21
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Find what? There are three or four species being discussed in this thread.
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Old 02-21-2004, 07:37 PM   #22
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I'm looking for any species of pencilfish.
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Old 02-23-2004, 03:21 AM   #23
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read from somewhere on the net that female dwarf pencils have clear pelvic fins whereas the males have a tinge of red.
not sure whether this applies to coral reds too.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:34 AM   #24
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If I am not mistaken, the male has white pigment on its dosal fins. Its dosal fin has three colors; red, white and black. But most of the time, the black and red colors are fading. If your tank is well planted and have black gravel, they show their best colors.
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