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I bought some wild caught Aphyosemion Poliaki killifish at the auction last night and cant remember the location that was associated with them .thought it may be important as i read this morning that they are on an endangered list and theres variations according to location the sellers number on the bag was m22 dont know if that will help track the seller down any info would be greatly appreciated especially if they are endangered and i can get them to breed

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Would be the seller allocated letter M, your fish being the 22nd bag from the total Lots for M.

So is there a contact that i can make from the club running last night to see if they can help me contact seller

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There's only 2 locals for it. A lot of the killi's are in trouble in the wild, some thanks to oil production and mining.

Bolifamba and monea are the 2 areas although there may be 3 with a couple of variations? Muntengene ci-05, dark ci-01 and another pic of poliaki (but looks like a totally diff species that pet city have sold, I've kept but can't remember the name atm..)

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So is there a contact that i can make from the club running last night to see if they can help me contact seller

Don't wanna be a troll [MENTION=11290]billfish[/MENTION] but....

Can you imagine what the outcome would be should peeps get hold of the seller of fish to these comments?......

Unfortunately I did get a betta pair I bought home to find damage to one of their spines and the other had a missing eye:(

Yes, I ended up with some deformed bettas myself. :(

One good fish and the rest are pretty meh colour wise...to the point a couple would be definite culls if I was a breeder.

That's why they are bargains....

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Don't wanna be a troll [MENTION=11290]billfish[/MENTION] but....

Can you imagine what the outcome would be should peeps get hold of the seller of fish to these comments?......

That's why they are bargains....

[MENTION=6679]aqc247[/MENTION] i totally understand i got a couple of fish that were belly up by time they were released at about 11and one more by morning but thats shipping fish and stressing them im not gunna sit there and bag the seller .Fish stress and they die its the luck of the draw sometimes especially when youre getting 20 for the price of 4 at a lfs losing 3 out of 52 fish is not really that bad

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If the seller cant be found will be a little dissapointing . But only because this strain is endangered (well thats what i read on the net) and apparently location details are important as they vary by locatiom and id like to have a go at breeding them . A small project i can get the kids involved in as they are getting ear bashed about how everything is slowly being wiped out. They can have a go , something none of their classmates can claim .Plus that will mean more tanks . Thanx for the idea [MENTION=372]mitch[/MENTION] o

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Hi Bill,

There are a few poliaki in the country at the moment.

As far as I am aware the most recent wild caught poliaki was available through a specialist store that focuses on bettas and facny guppies in Brisbane (not sure if I could name the store in this forum, but hopefully you get the idea.) If that is the origin of the fish, there was no location information available with that particular lot.

All is not lost though.

Currently I have a few different poliaki myself. One was imported by a VIC fish wholesaler with no info I call that fish AINOV11 - Aquarium Industries November 2011. That code is enough to keep the population separate from others that might get imported. And we had some in the last few years.

I also have poliaki Bolifamba

We also had another one that got imported as poliaki Mile8 but later it was identified as volcanum Mile 8 by a European expert

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The vids and images are of my own fish.

It might be impossible to find out the exact location of your poliaki and we never name a killifish based on what they look like. I would tentatively name your fish poliaki AucMar14 until you hear from the seller. AucMar14 - Auction March 14. You might want to change Auc to the acronym of the club etc that held the auction (I missed which auction it was).

I for one would be interested in receiving eggs of the one you currently have. Happy to swap with any of others I have (have close to 40 species/localities now).

The fish should be relatively easy to keep. They spawn on breeding mops and eggs take approx 10 days to hatch when water incubated. Make sure the lid is on the tank as these fish can jump.

Good luck with them and feel free to ask any questions you might have in the future.

Serkan

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Thanks to all who posted and sent me a pm the general consensus is the same person waz the seller but i will wait a while to see if the seller contacts .

me as my email was passed to be passed on to them . Ill give it a week or so as it may be someone else. @KilieOrCory your fish are zweet mine dont have coloured tips on their fins they are straight black but they are still sweet looking just wondering what the best feed is for them . They are slaughtering any mozzy larvae that get put in with them

Time for an update the killies do have coloured tips on them just with fin damage it was hard to tell but there definitely is a colour on the tips

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Cheers Donny :)

Bill, I feed my fish live blackworms and brine shrimp. They also eat freeze dried blackworms, NSL pellets as well as other pellet food I chuck on their tanks. In one tank they eat Tech Den's catfish food that I throw in for the bristlenoses. They need to recognize it as food first but after that they'll eat anything. Frozen food is also good to use.

Serkan

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