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Diana Walstad Interview with Rus & Kelly Wilson (7/12/13)

Started Jul 14, 2013 0 Replies

It doesn't get any better than this folks. Continue

Live interview with Diana Walstad

Started Mar 1, 2013 0 Replies

Check out this live interview with Diana Walstad. It just came out yesterday: …Continue

Check out interview with Diana Walstad

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Collecting Fish in the Wild

Started Nov 9, 2012 0 Replies

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Rus and Kelly Wilson's first interview with Jim Carmark

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 2:18pm 3 Comments

Think you know a lot about South American cichlids?  "We don't even know what we don't know" says Jim Carmark one of the world's true experts. Here's a fascinating interview centered around his collecting trips with the New England Aquarium. …

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Live interview with Diana Walstad

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 12:05am 1 Comment

Check out this live interview with Diana Walstad. It just came out yesterday:

 http://www.aquarimax.com/2013/02/27/aquarimax-episode-153-interview...

Entertaining interview by zoologist Rus Wilson and his wife Kelly. What's notable is Diana speaks like a lay person - friendly, deferential, unpretentious, and open to new…

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Where's Dustin?

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 2:38am 16 Comments

Where's Dustin?  Has he been abducted by Shining Path rebels? Should we call the American Embassy in Peru? Maybe we should all chip in and send a Care package to the Peruvian jungle. 

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At 11:09am on March 4, 2012, GSP said…

Hi Robert, See you in Chat sometime.

Do you have a photo album or youtube video page?

Would love to see some of your discus operation or natural planted tank.

At 4:46pm on March 4, 2012, Robert Jango said…

First of all, thanks for the welcome. I love fish talk.

Unfortunately, I don't have either a photo album or a youtube video page, but I'll try to figure out how to get one going. The discus operation is long gone - a big pain in the arse and messy. But the plant aspect of the hobby is starting to explode with my new outdoor pond. Who knows maybe if the conditions are right in the pond this summer I can throw in some Discus and let nature take its course. But I have my doubts. Assuming conditions are ok, they could probably only withstand 3 months outdoors in my USDA zone (6B) and they're so expensive.

Right now I have a breeding pair of Bettas and some German Rams and Cown Killies which I'm hoping will breed.  I may decide to dedicate the tank to Altums. We'll see. Neons and Cardinals are another possibility.

At 1:14pm on March 11, 2012, Jay Barker said…

Haha Good one!

At 2:05am on March 13, 2012, Nick Urakavich said…

Thanks Robert,lets have a beer sometime and talk about tropical plants and German Rams:):):)

At 11:23pm on March 14, 2012, Jay Barker said…

Sounds good to me bro. Gonna try to hatch some killifish soon. You know anything about that? I bought some eggs on aquabid.com. I will probably be on chat tomorrow night or the next. 

At 2:57am on March 15, 2012, Robert Jango said…

Hey Jay, I like to goof on chat. Its not be the best place to learn but its fun. And If you can get GSPs attention and ask a good question, then maybe you can actually learn something.

I have Clown Killis - tiny fish. I've gotta google them if I really want to get serious about breeding them. But for the time being I've placed  6 in a 180 gallon with tons of protective cover in the form of submerged and floating plants. I believe they breed like characins. Blink and you'll miss it. Its very random - the male almost looks like he's attacking the female but she's actually scattering eggs.   

The drawback is they only lay several at a time and unless protected they can easily get eaten by snails or other fish - not sure if the killis eat their own. Also the babies are TINY and therefore vulnerable for awhile. I'm not gonna go thru the trouble of buying multiple tanks and incubating eggs. I figure with enough space and plants some of the babies will live and, as in nature, some will die.

I've got about 40 baby Bettas swimming around from 3 or 4 different nests built over the past 2 months. These babies survived without my help or feeding and all have nice fat stomachs. I fully expect to find some tiny killis darting around the tank someday - and when they do, I'll throw a video up on this site.

... Interesting about buying eggs - I've heard of that and am still wondering how it works. I'm sure some dude in Indonesia has it down to a science. Later Jay.  

At 2:58am on October 6, 2012, Peter said…
Robert is 1 of the go to guys on FTTV for lots of types of info. Super informative and funny at time and always has great detailed answers to the questions he can answer. Keep up the great work Robert O yea ur tanks are sweet man
At 11:09am on November 7, 2013, TeamKRF said…
Hey Robert, looked into one of my black bar Endler tanks and found what appear to be albino black bars, counted 6 at the moment...can this be right? Haven't heard of it before with this species. Wondering what you think.
At 2:39am on November 8, 2013, Robert Jango said…

You mean Albinos that came from Black Bar Endlers right?  Because any markings, including black bars, would mean they're not albinos.

All animals produce albinos - some more than others. The only time I've experienced it was when I bred blue bettas. About 15% of the babies came out white or near white. All you need is a  recessive gene. In nature the Albino Endlers are called a "Blondes". And from what I hear they're pretty common. Check out the conversation on this link: 

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-218928.html

At 12:14am on May 8, 2014, Faith-Magdalene Austin said…

It's been a very long time since I've been able to come around and see ya and say hello. So, now, I'm coming around to say hello.

Oh.....and to say that I have a small guppy pond in my house on the table. Easy! It's so dang easy I swear. It's a rubbermade tub, long, equipped with waterfall, filter and heater. I can't help myself. I've got it surrounded with plants and it's looking pretty good. I'm afraid to add photos for fear of being criticized by it. I know...there goes my insecure side showing. But, the little pond is here and I very much enjoy it seeing the colorful tails showing up to the top to see if I've come to feed them then dispersing in much sadness when they realize I've no tid bits for them. There are great hide holes for the babies who are flourishing. I love the pond. 

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