Post by greenwetthumb on Mar 25, 2017 21:19:51 GMT -6
Melanotaenia sneideri were collected with the intention of being brought and distributed in the hobby. The original collection was divided into two groups. One group remainder in New Guinea, and the second group returned to the US.
The first group, the one that remainder in New Guinea was lost over a relatively short period of time. The keeper is an extremely experienced rainbowfish expert, and the cause of the loss was unknown.
The second group was also lost shortly thereafter, again the cause of lose being unknown.
Neither fry nor eggs were obtained before the fish were lost.
Apparently a second collection was attempted, but when they returned to the original collection site, it was not flooded as it had been during the initial collection. No fish were found during the second collection attempt.
It is rumoured that another collection attempt will be attempted in the future...
Thank you for the detailed information, hopefully another collection will take place in the near future, and that they can be established in captivity.It Seems unusual that both groups were lost ,especially as they were in the care of expert keepers. Thank you again for the information.