Australian Museum Journal The breeding habits of the Paradise Fish, (Polyacanthus opercularis, Linaeus)

Shortform:
Waite, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(1): 1–4
Author(s):
Waite, Edgar R.
Year published:
1905
Title:
The breeding habits of the Paradise Fish, (Polyacanthus opercularis, Linaeus)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Start page:
1
End page:
4
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1905.979
Language:
English
Date published:
15 June 1905
Cover date:
15 June 1905
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES
Digitized:
06 August 2009
Reference number:
979
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (99kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (453kb PDF)

Abstract

In a former paper I described the nesting habits of the Fighting Fish (Betta pugnax, Cantor) as observed in my aquaria. I have since had the good fortune to secure a number of living specimens of the Paradise or Rainbow Fish, Polyacanthus opercularis, Linnaeus, which name, according to Dr. Boulenger, represents the original species whence the domestic Macropodus viridiauratus, Lacépède, is derived. This fish is breeding very freely with me, but as its life history is well known I do not propose to do more than point out in what respects its habits differ from those of Betta.

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