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Acanthopsoides Molobrion
June 25, 2008
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Hi Mick this is one species that you keep/have kept judging by your pics. It looks fascinating and reminds me a bit of Somileptes gongota which I´ve been after for ages! /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> Does it spend all it´s time buried in the substrate? Oh and why does the ventral side of the fish appear green in this pic? Just been fed, full of eggs or something else?

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June 25, 2008
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it is a female for sure but i think it was the way i took the pic that makes it look green, iv'e tried to get the same sort of effect on all the ones i have but i'm doing something wrong.
most of the day they will stay buried but i should imagine if given a tank with say kuhli's in they would stay above substrate more, but as mine are with some boisterous loaches they only come out at feed time and stay hanging about for quite awhile after.
Max size iv'e got is 2+ inch SL but i think thats about their limit.
have tried to get them spawning but nothing so far, but i'll keep trying with them.

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June 26, 2008
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Is this fish at all related to Acantopsis choirorhynchus? If so, the males are greenish silver and the females more pink. Mine spent a lot of their time with just the faces above the gravel, but if you feed bloodworms or better yet live tubifex, they would launch up and cruise around for a long time. They just startle easily.
sorry for butting into your thread...

June 26, 2008
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QUOTE(Reva @ Jun 26 2008, 06:47 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
sorry for butting into your thread...

Don´t be silly Reva!!! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> And yep, the two are related. The common name for Mick´s fish is "dwarf horse-faced loach" I think...

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June 26, 2008
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yup thats what iv'e read as the common name Matt, Rva these little fish when the bury themselves all you can see is their eyes above the sand, it's a shame as they are a pretty fish.
mine to prefer live tubifex rather than bloodworm.

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June 26, 2008
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this is what i normally see of the fish.
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June 26, 2008
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So cool. /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> Do they actually move about within the substrate with just the eyes protruding like that or just sit in one place all the time?

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June 27, 2008
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QUOTE(mickthefish @ Jun 26 2008, 09:48 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
this is what i normally see of the fish.
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/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> They are so Cute!! Your pic just cracked me up...circles and arrows /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

June 27, 2008
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That's an amazing fish, Mick. Where did you pick them up?

June 27, 2008
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there lies the problem dunc, iv'e never seen a shipment of them they always come in as contaminants, but if your lucky you can find 2 or 3 of them in a tank.
i have 5 so far but still look in the shops tanks just in case, as to shops i think it was 3 different shops and they're never with a similar species but my bet would go with any lepidocephichthys sp.

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June 27, 2008
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Ahh. That's a shame like /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> Where did you end up finding them? BAS must be a reasonable chance considering the amount of fishes they order.

June 27, 2008
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yup i got 3 at once there, 1 in a shop in rochdale and another in a shop not that far from me.
but well wotrth looking out for.

mick
ps, me and my mate are always looking for the contaminants where-ever we go some of them are real rarities hardly ever seen.

June 27, 2008
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I'll keep my eye out for you mate /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

July 2, 2008
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trust the exporters to make me look a fool.
Matt, steve spencer has had a shipment of them or one of the sp, i got 4 last night at the fish club and they are tiny.
Steve said he's got a tank full of them, so iv'e ordered another 10 of them.
i'm not sure but i think they are a different sp to the molobrion as they have a nasal stripe which mine don't have.

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July 2, 2008
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Jammy get! /angry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" /> Only kidding, nice one Mick (jammy get).... /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> How tiny's tiny?

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July 2, 2008
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just a touch over an inch, but with them being very slender they look smaller.
here,s a pic i took last night,
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July 2, 2008
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Aww man, too cool! /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> I see the nasal stripe and it looks to have a slighly more elongated snout than your existing fish mate, although I suppose that could be because it's so skinny?

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July 2, 2008
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yup at first i thought it could be a very young choirhynchus but the eye's are set to far apart for them.

mick

July 3, 2008
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Nice! It always feels so good to know and value something that no one else sees as something cool. thanks for sharing the find and the pic Mick! (i was a poet and did not know-it) /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

January 15, 2010
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Mick do you still have the fish in the last pic? Think they might be A. delphax.

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