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Akysis sp.?
October 20, 2011
10:03 am
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Some of these little Akysis are right on their way to one of my tanks. Caught in 2010 by friends of mine in Chantaburi (Thailand) in a stream with low water level and lots of Cryptocoryne (picture).

Any suggestions?

cheers & thanks
Frank

Akysis sp.?
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October 20, 2011
10:53 am
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A. maculipinnis?

Nice-looking habitat, by the way. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Cake or death?
October 20, 2011
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QUOTE (Matt @ Oct 20 2011, 12:36 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>


most likely. Thanks!

October 21, 2011
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Matt,
FYI: if this is really maculipinnis, the text in the species description says "Although aquatic plants are unlikely to be a feature of its natural habitat...", which is, in fact, not the case, because the Akysis were caught directly from between the Cryptocorynes shown in the picture...

October 21, 2011
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Edited, cheers Frank! /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

Edit: do you think your friend would allow us to use his photos?

Cake or death?
November 1, 2011
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Finally five of the maculipinnis arrived in one of my tanks.
The males look like the one in the picture above, while females clearly show a bulcky, bluish belly. As far as I know Akysis eggs are mostly green to turquoise. So, let's have a look how things work out...

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some more pics: http://fickelfrisch.blog.de/20...../11/01/aky...innis-12101149/

cheers
Frank

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