Playout date: 11 February 2007
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Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Other people featured: George
Music used: “Ashes to Ashes” Bowie
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Various aquarium fishes, Labeo bicolor, Pimelodus pictus, and others
A nice reminder for me of fishes from times gone by. Of these fishes none are alive today, 11 years later. The pim catfish is the only one you could expect that for, but it had an accident and caught a fin in a net.
This is a discussion following on from someone saying that my tanks were too small in a comment to earlier video “Convicts in Love”.
Quote of the clip: “Small tanks, indeed! Enough of that.”
|Video number in my collection
||24 July 2006
||24 July 2006
||Windows Movie Maker – slight use
||Home, George’s Room
||“Here, there and everywhere” by Paul McCartney – karaoke version.
||Convict cichlids, Archocentrus nigrofasciatus
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||26 September 2010
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I can’t watch this and other films of fishes who have since passed on – which in the main they do eventually, without a mixed set of feelings. On the one hand I’m sad that they are no longer here, but on the other the video means that in a sense they live forever.
This was a rogue couple of convicts in the end. Despite the usual claims of good brood care, this pair got to a small clutch of fry about 5 times and on each occasion shortly afterwards ate the lot.
In the first case, I had bought the convict thinking it was a female as my female sajica had died and I couldn’t find a female sajica, but the male sajica will mate with a female nigrofasciatus as they are both Archocentrus. However, despite what the fish-shop owner said (sometimes the bigger expert they seem the more they are making it up as they go along) the convict turned out to be male. He ended up being punished badly by the sajica, so I put him half-dead into another tank with goldfish in. He recovered and killed most of the goldfish before we were even aware of it. So I had to put him back with the sajica. This time, after having had the practice, he killed the sajica. After that I needed to find him a female, which took a long time to do. Here you see the introduction. The pair lived together for a year happily, but George started to get into the tank. It was summer, so we put their tank outside. They were happy in the sunshine too, but one day got too hot for them – which I never expected to happen. They are, after all, from Costa Rica. A sad end, but at least I’ll know to do things differently next time.
This was another early attempt at aquarium filming. This convict cichlid was bought initially in an attempt to breed with a sajica, but they all turned out to be males. I no longer believe any fish shop with promises a female cichlid, They all sell you males as females, they are like Svejk with the dogs.
After the sajica was no more, the convict lived with this Pimelodus fasciatus, which was a good match for it, being a lot bigger. That pim died only late this year after living in my tanks for about 4 years. I first bought it from a tank of much bigger cichlids in a shop where it had been roughed up a bit. At the start it had a broken barbel, but that fixed itself in time.