Joel, do you have any of the Allotoca maculata that are listed as endangered?
I do not have any A. maculata
. I had a pair once, but eventually traded it for another species of Allotoca
. I had a small group of fry one other time, but ended up losing them. From what I am told they really need live food to flourish. Langhammer published an article within the past few years in Livebearer
titled "The History of Allotoca maculata
in the USA". Most populations in the US are derived from a single collection at Laguna Palo Verde.
I have Allotoca dugesii
and Allotoca goslinei
. I only know of one person maintaining A. zacapuensis
. I know of a few with A. meeki
. I only know one person with A. diazi
. I don't know anyone with A. regalis
or A. catarinae
. I'm hoping that there are many people maintaining these fish, but just not publicizing the fact. Most of the people that I know who are maintaining Allotoca
are Europeans, so it makes exchange a little difficult.
I know of one person that attempted to bring some A. maculata
to the ALA convention this year in Indy, but the fish were not too keen to make the trip. I am going to try to improve my live food culturing skills this year and hope to buy some at the convention in Detroit.