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Acanthopsoides and balitorid spp.?
April 15, 2011
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Matt
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Unbelievably picked these up today - by far the most interesting fishes I've seen in a shop since moving here and two species to boot! Think the first is an Acanthopsoides and the second some Protomyzon or Erromyzon sp.? Photos in the bag so pretty horrible but you can see how thin the balitorid is. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

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April 15, 2011
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Whoa, some nice lookers there Matt ! /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

April 15, 2011
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Very cool Matt! About time you joined in the fun!! Hope you can some food in the balitorid.

April 16, 2011
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Nice. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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and the second some Protomyzon or Erromyzon sp.?

Maybe Protomyzon borneensis?

http://www.aquariophil.org/htm.....09_02.html

April 16, 2011
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QUOTE (plaamoo @ Apr 15 2011, 10:35 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Very cool Matt! About time you joined in the fun!! Hope you can some food in the balitorid.

Thanks Jim - almost 3 years in shared accommodation wasn't really beneficial in terms of setting up tanks but now we have our own place I'm planning on installing a few. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Any tips on feeding the balitorid? The tank is only a few weeks old so not much available in the way of aufwuchs. I've already put a few rocks outside to grow algae on but the fish needs to eat immediately.

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Maybe Protomyzon borneensis?

Hmm maybe. It was mixed in with Beaufortia kweichowensis which made me think it might be a Chinese sp.?

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April 16, 2011
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Or Erromyzon sinensis?

April 16, 2011
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Don't think it's E. sinensis but it might be Erromyzon? Of the pics I have this is the one it resembles most, though I'm not suggesting it is as haven't seen any red markings as yet.

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April 16, 2011
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Any tips on feeding the balitorid? The tank is only a few weeks old so not much available in the way of aufwuchs. I've already put a few rocks outside to grow algae on but the fish needs to eat immediately.

I like shaving frozen bloodworms with a sharp knife/razorblade to make tiny pieces. Almost all fish seem to like bloodworms! This sometimes gets gastromyzons feeding.

April 16, 2011
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it's e. sinensis, Matt. juvenile specimen have not the "complete" bandings, adults do - like this one. and the typical spot in the tail fin base is visible. do you need some pics?
the pic above shows p. tungpeiensis

April 17, 2011
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Cool, Charles. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

Jim I'll try chopped bloodworm today then; the tank is next to my desk and I can see it out and about foraging just now while the lights are off so at least it seems to still have some strength left. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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do you need some pics?

Yes please!

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April 17, 2011
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Matt, do you have access to Tetra's TetraNatura range there? It's a gel food that's nutrient rich and you can spread it over stones, useful for situations like yours /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

April 17, 2011
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I just went through my library and would send you some pics today
to clarify: your specimen (your pics above) is p. tungpeiensis. the pic by Zou Hang shows a protomyzon sp (spotted head, different fin pattern etc)
I hope it's clear now /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

April 17, 2011
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Charles, now I get you...my fish is Pseudogastromyzon tungpeiensis, and following Zhou's photos it looks basically the same. Nice!

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Gareth I haven't seen those foods here but will go shopping tomorrow and see what I can find.

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April 17, 2011
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[quote name='Matt' post='28245' date='Apr 17 2011, 10:52 AM']Charles, now I get you...my fish is Pseudogastromyzon tungpeiensis, and following Zhou's photos it looks exactly the same. Nice!

that's it, Matt. I hope Z.Hang agrees /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />
very nice find /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />
sent you the pictures
cheers Charles

April 17, 2011
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Got the mails Charles, thank you!

Here are some slightly better pics. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

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April 17, 2011
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Fantastic little set-up there matt ,looks really natural /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> the fish look great too !

April 18, 2011
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i agree with andy. Setup looks great! Could you show full tank shoot?

April 18, 2011
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Thanks guys, will take a full tank shot tonight for you. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

Two of the Acanthopsoides not looking good, unfortunately.

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April 18, 2011
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yes, looks absolut great! I'm waiting for the whole tank shot, too. I'm planning a new tank (80cm 31.5") only for my taiwan cobitis and needs a view inspiration...

Wish you luck with your Acanths.

Cheers,
Thomas

April 18, 2011
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Have you seen any of them feed yet Matt?

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