I'm very excited. Someone posted an unknown wild for sale on my other forum so I jumped at the chance to get one. I'm thinking its a smaragdina
but I can't be certain. Either way its in the splendens complex so I don't have to have a ginormous tank to house it (like all the other wilds I love). He (or she) will do well in a 10 gallon.
Once I figure out what it is and what gender it is I might take a stab at breeding once I get a nice tank set up for a pair.
I probably spent a little more than I should have for an unknown fish but I have some saved up and my search for new pairs has come up with nothing so I figured what the heck. I was supposed to be buying a nice melano HMPK pair but the seller has yet to get back to my emails so ya snooze ya loose. This way I save a little money and its not burning a hole in my pocket
The fish should arrive at my parents house Thursday or Friday (depending on whether the seller ships it out tomorrow or the next day). My mom will take care of it until I get home Friday afternoon. I'll be sure to post pictures.
The good thing is I can get pictures and take them to my GABBA meeting on Saturday. Many of the breeders in our group breed wilds so someone should be able to give me a definitive answer on the species/gender.
Everyone keep your fingers crossed he arrives safe and sound. I paid extra for express shipping (which IMO its ridiculous to pay $35 to ship ONE fish.. but I digress) so hopefully he won't get too stressed out. My mom's a dab hand at acclimating so I'm not too awful worried.