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Malaga Aug 2009
August 21, 2009
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Those cobitis are lovely, cant wait to get my hands on them /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

August 21, 2009
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The fish are Aphanius baeticus (males striped, females plain with dark markings) and Cobitis paludica, by the way folks. Mark and Mick check out the red in the caudal of the fish in the first loach pic; I thought that was really lovely and hadn't seen it on previous trips. Spawning colouration maybe?

The pics were all taken at the habitat and the ones with a black background resulted from a moment of artistic genius in which Dunc decided to use my rucksack as a backdrop and make his poor missus stand above the tank holding a remote flash while I was collecting loaches for the lads! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> They came out pretty good mate. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> Did you get any decent shots of that one I couldn't identify by the way?

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August 21, 2009
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Yeah I did but for some reason I've forgotten to upload it /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> Will add it tomorrow with the others.

August 22, 2009
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I'm a fantastic flash stand /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

August 22, 2009
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Hey Folks

Interesting report. Do the killies here react badly to the stress of a photographic tank as they look a little 'rough'?

Regards David

August 22, 2009
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We were only there for an hour or so David, we literally netted them out of the river and threw them in to the tank; flew through some photos then threw the loach in too. They never had a chance to settle down.

August 22, 2009
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Nah David they're really tough little things. The female's caudal fin is ripped which does happen with Aphanius as they're pretty feisty when spawning. Anything else you see is just sand particles in the water.

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fab shots guys.

August 24, 2009
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Hey

These things are always good to know.

Regards David

August 24, 2009
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love the loach as well as the Aphanius but the loach is the star.
great pics dunc mate.

mick wright.

August 24, 2009
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I don't think I really did the loaches justice to be honest Mick, they're *even more* attractive in the flesh.

August 24, 2009
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i'll find that out soon dunc, Keith is babysitting them for Mark and I, thanks Keith mate.
a question for you and Matt are these loaches caught in estuary waters, if so how far inland are they caught?.

awaiting your answers eagerly.
got me posh ed on tonight.

mick

August 24, 2009
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Very nice pictures /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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Mick we collected them about 800m from the sea but they can't be found any closer. As far as I know both they and the Aphanius are restricted to a short stretch of the river where the water is fresh. I took home some of the substrate and algae/plants so will take some pics for you if you like.

Have to say the habitat was in the worst state I've seen it as someone has been using it to graze horses. A lot of the marginal vegetation has disappeared and the animals were literally s**ting in the river bed. If too much crap gets into the small pools where the fish survive during August and September I guess they could be in real trouble. /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

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