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This picture shows pictures of 15 different fish that are claimed to be Endlers, in-fact only five are true endlers the rest are hybrids,

I will give a pair of true 'P'class Blue Star Endlers  ( you pay postage) for the the person who picks out the five true endlers .I have numbered them to help you choose

competition will run from today  15th September 2020 to Sunday 20th September 2020 and close at 3pm that day 

2 winners will be selected and will be the first two correct entries submitted Thank you

Cheers

Wayne

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jayc

Ooo a little competition. Good job Wayne, love the idea. 

 

I am going to go with 15, 8, 11, 6 and 9 (because you gave us a clue as the prize is a Blue Star Campoma).

 

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1 hour ago, jayc said:

Ooo a little competition. Good job Wayne, love the idea. 

 

I am going to go with 15, 8, 11, 6 and 9 (because you gave us a clue as the prize is a Blue Star Campoma).

 

Sorry Jayc only One number right

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Crabby

This is awesome Wayne! I'm just doing a bit of process of elimination. I only know a few of those (3, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15) but I know only one or 2 of those can be true endlers. Tough! Can we have more than one try? I feel there's probably not a huge chance of somebody getting all 5.

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wayne6442

yes of course you can, actually I feel a bit mean making it Australia only but unfortunately we can't send livestock overseas and the people in WA and Tas miss out as well due to their states regulations.

Everyone can have a go except those mentioned above don't get the prize but I will mention you in this post.

by the way mate you got two numbers right  BIG HINT  3&9 cheers 

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Crabby

Haha I was just saying the ones I am aware of, just took some time to right down the ones that are eliminated and which ones are definite right then, I had 3, 5 and 9 down as my P/N class ones right before you sent that last post. #10 got an immediate elimination as soon as I looked closer and saw the line of white writing at the bottom... specifically '(hybrid)'. Whoops...

I'm gonna go with 3, 4, 5, 9 and 13 as my official guess.

Cheers!

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wayne6442

I had to leave some clues!!!!by the way these five Endlers can be found in Australia

OK mate 3 right that time Keep trying😂

OK guys no more clues for the time being I want everyone to have a go read  all the replies to get the clues

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sdlTBfanUK

This I find very interesting but obviously as a viewer rather than a participant for the prize.

8 and 2 I have bought before as endler guppies but as you say 1 definitely wasn't so probably neither was the other. 11 really would be the nearest that I would have considered an endler but you say isn't.  6 and 14 I have seen for sale over here as endlers but assumed they aren't as they look too different and one of them you say isn't an endler so I assume the other isn't either. 13 looks like a female so that could be a curveball?

My guess 3 (given), 9 (given), 5 (1 in 3 chance), 7 and 10 (process of elimination/guess work)? 

Simon

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Crabby

I've gotta say, this little competition has got me pretty interested. Researching deeper into my hobbies is always a good time, and it's one of my favourite things to do when I have the time... hence me spending probably half an hour of research and note-taking so far on this contest. I'm 99% sure I have the answer, after a little bit of thinking and googling, but one thing is giving me doubts - you said I only got 3 correct on my attempt, but based off my current thinking, I'm pretty sure I got 4/5. 

4 hours ago, Crabby said:

I'm gonna go with 3, 4, 5, 9 and 13 as my official guess.

4 hours ago, wayne6442 said:

OK mate 3 right that time Keep trying😂

 

Anyways, I'll PM you my guess and my reasoning tomorrow, can't be bothered now, and I'm not too fussed about winning - my competitive spirit just wants me to be right 😄

Cheers!

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Frosty

Okay i'm pretty sure I've got it. You were sneaky putting the prize Endler in there! Just curious how old are the prize Endlers? Anyway I think the answer is 1,3,4,12 and obviously 9. 

Hope i'm right!

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I keep second guessing myself.
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Frosty

Okay no i've got my final answer.I'll PM you so it's fair for others.

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wayne6442

Sorry guys I won't comment at this time and wait until Sunday to give you the good/bad news 

I have decided to give a pair of Blue Star to everyone who comes up with the right answer 

Packing &Postage Express Post is $ 15.00 OK

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Frosty

Could you PM us if we won so people can keep trying?

 

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2 hours ago, Frosty said:

Could you PM us if we won so people can keep trying?

 

PM sent , Come on guys There are more fish to be won

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Bazzarus

 OK, I officially have no idea but looking at the guesses and your hints, I'm going with 1,3,5,9,12

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jayc

If I can have a 2nd guess, it would be

1, 3, 4, 5, 9,

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wayne6442

Come On Guys, This comp has had around 120 views I don't know why a lot more of you have not entered, it's not that hard , read the replies and check out on your computer I'm sure you will see the answer

Closes 3pm Sunday Hurry!!!

Cheers

Wayne

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Blastedporpoise

Ooh a competition! I have some endlers myself but I don't even know if mine are hybrids or pure haha but looking at the pictures I think im going to guess 1, 5, 3, 9 and 4! 

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Frosty

Please if you have a guess from now on PM Walter so it’s still fair for others and it isn’t just free fish. That being said I hope everyone wins!

-G

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Crabby
20 hours ago, Frosty said:

Please if you have a guess from now on PM Walter so it’s still fair for others and it isn’t just free fish. That being said I hope everyone wins!

-G

I mean, personally I would PM Wayne instead... dunno what you’re gonna get from sending a PM to Walter, but each to their own 😄

Also, I don’t get how, but it seems Wayne sent jayc a public, private message. I’m totally stumped at how that happened, but whatever. Maybe if the forum hosts any more comps, we could work out a general way to go about it so there aren’t any unfair advantages? Such as ppl guessing in the same chat, etc. Just an idea. I know that I might like to host some sort of comp to give away some of my apisto juvies, once they’re grown up, just to get a few off my hands. 

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wayne6442

Well Guys the time we have been waiting for, The above competition has now ended.

Thank you to all who entered.

The winning numbers were:  1,3,4,5&9 

Congratulations to our winners: Crabby, Jayc  Frosty &  BlastedPorpoise

Sorry guys I don't know your names: the Blue Stars will be sent tomorrow 

Thanks again hope you all enjoyed this little competition

Cheers

Wayne

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Frosty
1 hour ago, Crabby said:

I mean, personally I would PM Wayne instead... dunno what you’re gonna get from sending a PM to Walter, but each to their own 😄

Also, I don’t get how, but it seems Wayne sent jayc a public, private message. I’m totally stumped at how that happened, but whatever. Maybe if the forum hosts any more comps, we could work out a general way to go about it so there aren’t any unfair advantages? Such as ppl guessing in the same chat, etc. Just an idea. I know that I might like to host some sort of comp to give away some of my apisto juvies, once they’re grown up, just to get a few off my hands. 

Oops sorry autocorrect I have a friend named Walter in my contacts. 

 

*Wayne

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jayc
7 hours ago, wayne6442 said:

Thank you to all who entered.

Wayne,

Thank you for the fun competition. That was the most fun I have had on SKFA for a long time. 

I have done more research on Endlers than I would have cared to a couple of weeks ago. And I can gladly go away saying I know a little bit more than when this competition was started.

Can I ask what water parameters you keep these Blue Stars in?

I have cleared out a 2ft tank ready for these fellas. Its already an established tank, so it's fully cycled. Just wanted to get the parameters right.

 

Thanks again Wayne. Appreciate the generosity.

 

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Hi Jayc,  The parameters are fairly broad:

Temperature between 22-27c 

P.H 6.7-8.5

Ammonia Low-0ppm

nitrate under 20ppm

general hardness 100-300ppm

Personally I am a minimalistic fish keeper, I don't have any idea of my own tanks parameters.

I have been practicing this min approach for around 20 years now and find that the least i play with the tanks the less trouble I get ,so I only do evaporation top ups, Temperatures are usually around 27c, I only change or clean filters when they stop working, I keep plenty of plants in the tanks and have real good surface flow, I also have native shrimp ( local caught) as a clean up crew and some nitrate snails .

I have found that Endlers are a fairly hardy bunch and get along fine if you leave them to it 

Cheers

Wayne

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Crabby

Haha fair enough. I'll be dripping mine in. All of my tanks are fit for (or stocked with) endlers already, with enough acclimatisation. Even the one with a pH of 5-5.5 😄 

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