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Gastros at last!!!!!

Posted By: Jim Powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Thursday, 5 September 2002, at 6:48 p.m.

Today I stopped by a lfs, almost by chance, on my way home from work. I looked in the hillstream tank,(they usually only have beaufortia) and lo and behold there were two gastromyzon ctenocephalus and one punctalatus. I was a bit apprehensive at first since some of the other hillstreams, and one of the ctenocephalus had a patch or wound on the skin. I went to another store that usually has hillstreams, but they had none.
When I returned to take another look, I noticed that the gastros were active and looked better than I had at first thought. The guy in the store told me they were saving them (by order of the girl that orders the fish)for "a guy that collects these things". I turns out, that was me :)
I took the un wounded cteno and the punc home and now have them in my Q tank. I will be watching them closely and will medicate them if they get that patchy look. Maybe I'm a bit paranoid, but I have been looking so long I don't want to take any chances.


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