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12 years 3 months ago - 12 years 3 months ago #4506 by ReptileJK
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Greetings peeps.

The problem is that the H. Labridens Yellow are hybridizing with the Carpinte "Rio Verde" at a rapid pace.  Several of us took Yellow Labridens back from Media Luna. All of our collecting took place in the canals coming out of the area.  It's unfortunate that some of the fish we collected ended up being hybridized Yellow Labs.  I ended up with five pure bred out of seven.  I have the one breeding pair right now and a tank full of fry that are doing very well.


Thanks for the info MOJO.....
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12 years 3 months ago #4504 by ReptileJK
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what are the specs on these guys, like size, life span and temperment.


IMHO, and based on my experience with the "Blue" & "White" Morphs of the H.Labridens:

Size: They max out at 10" Max, but I have not see one larger then 8"

Life Span: ?? That I do not know

Temoerment: They in my experience are the most aggressive Herichthys I have kept, the close second would be the H.bartoni or the H.carpinte, I had a blue that demolished a tank with larger parachromis, other labridens and many vieja. IMHO, Extremely aggressive

IUCN Endangerment Link: www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/4835/all

Mine were freaking Nuts!

Thats my experience~

Chris

;D


Thanks for the IUCN link....looks like they were first listed as Endangered back in '90 and listed as "Vulnerable" as far back as '86...probably explains why they have been difficult to come by these days.

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12 years 3 months ago #4491 by nuth88
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what are the specs on these guys, like size, life span and temperment.


IMHO, and based on my experience with the "Blue" & "White" Morphs of the H.Labridens:

Size: They max out at 10" Max, but I have not see one larger then 8"

Life Span: ?? That I do not know

Temoerment: They in my experience are the most aggressive Herichthys I have kept, the close second would be the H.bartoni or the H.carpinte, I had a blue that demolished a tank with larger parachromis, other labridens and many vieja. IMHO, Extremely aggressive

IUCN Endangerment Link: www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/4835/all

Mine were freaking Nuts!

Thats my experience~

Chris

;D

"I guess that's the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin' itself."

(The Stranger - 6/1998)

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12 years 3 months ago #4489 by rm-slover
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what are the specs on these guys, like size, life span and temperment.

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12 years 3 months ago #4484 by nuth88
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Thank You Mo!

;D

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12 years 3 months ago - 12 years 3 months ago #4482 by Aquamojo
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Greetings peeps.

The problem is that the H. Labridens Yellow are hybridizing with the Carpinte "Rio Verde" at a rapid pace.  Several of us took Yellow Labridens back from Media Luna. All of our collecting took place in the canals coming out of the area.  It's unfortunate that some of the fish we collected ended up being hybridized Yellow Labs.  I ended up with five pure bred out of seven.  I have the one breeding pair right now and a tank full of fry that are doing very well.

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12 years 3 months ago #4476 by ReptileJK
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I don't have a link, just word of mouth from Mo.....

Thats a great Link! I Love the yellows, I don't remember exactly what Mo said but I do believe it had to do with the carpintis taking over the area of media luna where the yellows are famously from. Ill try to get mo to comment.

Great Fish!

Nuth

;D


Cool.  Yeah, if you hear anything back from them...I'd love to know. 

Isn't that video cool as heck?  I found it on accident one day while doing a random google search for these guys, hoping I'd find someone selling them.  Glad you all liked it!  How cool would it have been to have actually seen that in the wild while scuba diving, like the guy who took that?! 

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12 years 3 months ago #4444 by nuth88
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I sent a PM to MoJo to please come and add his expert feedback~

I'd comment, but my experience in the labridens is only with Blues and Whites, MoJo and or Gene are the experts!

Chris

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12 years 3 months ago #4437 by dragonkeeper
Great video...Thanks for sharing.

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12 years 3 months ago #4427 by rm-slover
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i was amazed by that video, those ugly fish had such awesome color.

so they are in trouble in the wild, but are they easy to spawn in the aquarium?

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