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Old 09/11/2017, 10:39 PM   #126
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I thought it would be time for an update.


Pair 1 (Solomons or possibly Irian Jaya):




Pair 2 (Solomons) in what my large crispa has become:




Pair 3 (Solomons):




Pair 4 (Solomons):



These guys stress their gig too much...

Pair 5 (Irian Jaya):




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Old 09/11/2017, 10:44 PM   #127
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Pair 5 could also be from Biak...


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Old 09/11/2017, 10:57 PM   #128
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Pair 5 could also be from Biak...
I would still count that as PNG/Irian Jaya. These guys definitely came from Indonesia and not the Solomon Islands.


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Old 09/11/2017, 11:19 PM   #129
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I would still count that as PNG/Irian Jaya. These guys definitely came from Indonesia and not the Solomon Islands.
Yes, almost certainly from Papua
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Old 09/11/2017, 11:51 PM   #130
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You really can't tell by coloration. I've seen Solomon percula with the same coloration. The only thing you can go by is where they reportedly were collected (assuming there wasn't a screw-up at the wholesaler). The only reason I know reliably where they came from is because the LFS I got them from is a trusted source, plus they only got them because they were cheap (the Indonesian exporter wanted to get rid of them before Ramadan started). These 2 (and another picasso onyx) were the only survivors of that shipment, and only because I tossed them straight into hyposalinity and gave them a heavy dose of Septra.

My pairs 3 & 4 were direct imports from the Solomons that I got straight from the importer so those are certain. These were cherry-picked out of a shipment of at least 100.

Pair 1 came from a local store that had no idea if they were even wild or captive bred (I'm certain they are wild), let alone where from. Based on the black, Australia can probably be excluded (not that they bother to collect percula anyway). The bulk of percula imports comes from the Solomons, so it's likely they came from there, but Indonesia (Irian Jaya/PNG) can't be completely excluded either.

Pair 2 came from another store that claimed they were from the Solomons and they looked the part.


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Old 05/18/2019, 03:35 AM   #131
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Time for an update.

Pair #1, still in the same gigantea:



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Old 05/18/2019, 05:08 PM   #132
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I really like that pattern on pair #1.


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Old 05/19/2019, 06:52 PM   #133
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Do they have eggs at around 8 o’clock position or they just pretending like it?


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Old 05/19/2019, 07:45 PM   #134
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Very nice pair. My pair is doing great also.


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Old 05/20/2019, 10:36 AM   #135
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Do they have eggs at around 8 o’clock position or they just pretending like it?
Yes, they laid eggs for the first time since we moved in December. For the first 4 months they and their gig were in a small basket in a holding tank.
I got the 100 gallon tank up and running again about a month ago. They definitely like that one better than the basket. And with daily feedings their gigantea almost doubled in size since.


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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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Old 05/20/2019, 10:39 AM   #136
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Very nice pair. My pair is doing great also.
AC got another Irian Jaya percula, just in case you are interested.

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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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Old 05/28/2019, 05:11 PM   #137
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My PNG perculas.
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Old 06/29/2019, 02:13 AM   #138
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Time for another update:




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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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Old 06/29/2019, 02:47 AM   #139
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Old 06/29/2019, 11:02 PM   #140
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Beautiful Percs!


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Old 06/30/2019, 04:17 AM   #141
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Very nice clowns and anemone. Great recovery.
If you ever need more room let me know. I would love to take some of the Percula and Gigantea off your hand.


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The gigantea is getting bigger and my Maldives Regal is clearly very cautious around it - he grew up around one and learned to avoid them. But since I added the Orchid dottybacks he is less shy and actually comes out into open water more.



It also looks like my Irian Jaya percula are getting ready to spawn...


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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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Old 07/07/2019, 03:53 PM   #144
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Very nice, thanks for sharing


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Old 07/15/2019, 02:18 AM   #145
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I am very interested in how pair number 3 changes. Have they recover the black as the Gigantea recover?

My experience with Magnifica, one Onyx pair completely lost their back in a Magnifica, then recovered all their black in the same Magnifica after 6 months. It was pretty drastic. I have it on a thread somewhere her many years ago.

I don't know the health of the anemone have anything to do with it. I did not think the Magnifica was unhealthy anytime during this this strange color change.
They never recovered the "onyx" black despite being with no other anemone than gigantea. I have them now with my 3 new giganteas (the blue and purple ones from AC and the bleached tan one from LA). Before that I had them with another purple.

The interesting thing is that pair 2 got a lot more black after I gave them the large purple crispa. Though a lot of the female's body orange turned into a washed-out brown.


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3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

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