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Canthophrys gongota
March 8, 2011
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Matt
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Just checking this combination is correct? It seems to be from the references but the name doesn't appear to have caught on. Anyone know why?

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March 11, 2011
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Ok. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

Anyone kept it?

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March 12, 2011
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nope, sorry

March 12, 2011
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When did it change from somileptes Matt?

I have never even seen a living one Matt let alone kept them

March 13, 2011
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QUOTE (Mark Duffill @ Mar 12 2011, 10:47 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
When did it change from somileptes Matt?

1998! Ref. (which I don't have) is: Kottelat, M. 1998. On the valid generic names for the Indian fishes usually referred to Salmostoma and Somileptes (Teleostei: Cyprinidae and Cobitidae). Journal of South Asian Natural History v. 3

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March 16, 2011
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Looks like Kottelat is right from looking at type species designations on COF.

I've never kept them but did see them once at BAS (albeit almost fully hidden under sand apart from the eyes). My recollection is being told they were very difficult to keep alive for a long time but can't remember for sure.

See my catfish images at http://www.scotcat.com/thedarkone/thedarkone.htm
March 16, 2011
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I think you are right Steve, I only know of a couple of people that have kept them longterm, from what I recall they need very fine sand and dont do well with many tankmates other than maybe pangio etc because they wont get food which is another thing if I remember right because they only take live food but will take frozen after a while but I dont think they will entertain pellets etc.

March 16, 2011
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Cheers gents. Think Hayath has kept it so might ask him to chip in here.

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April 15, 2011
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My first post here, took a while coming /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

Canthophrys is something we haven't associated with this fish. Also came in as the Somileptes gongota.

As Mark's mentioned fine sand is the "key" to keeping these. Other inhabitants be chosen in way that this bottom feeder to get something to eat. Frozen bloodworms/artemia is accepted with glee.

Prefers a well filtered aerated tank..the marbled pattern on these can be quite stunning!

A closeup I had taken of one of Vyas' fish

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Cheers,
Hayath

April 16, 2011
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Thanks Hayath, very useful. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

QUOTE (hayath @ Apr 15 2011, 02:19 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Canthophrys is something we haven't associated with this fish. Also came in as the Somileptes gongota.

Do you know if there's any reason the name change isn't being followed? In Europe and the United States it seems to have been accepted?

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April 16, 2011
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I think I'll be a Goby , no I'll be a Mud Skipper , nah I'll stay as a Loach ? what a wonderfully strange fish /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Nice pic Hayath /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

November 26, 2011
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QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Apr 16 2011, 07:38 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I'll be a Goby , no I'll be a Mud Skipper , nah I'll stay as a Loach ? what a wonderfully strange fish /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Nice pic Hayath /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

Been having this fish for a couple of years now ..Needs fine sand and will take any food (including pellets) which its sifts through along with the sand .

Trick is to ensure food reaches the gravel. Hard to spot in the tank since it is always buried in the gravel.

A poor pic I took yesterday...Shows what i see of this fairly large specimen ~4"

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November 27, 2011
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Hi Vyastk ,wonder if the behaviour is the same if kept in a group ?

November 27, 2011
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QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Nov 27 2011, 03:56 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Vyastk ,wonder if the behaviour is the same if kept in a group ?

Hi Andy,
I have 4 in my tank and they are mostly buried in the sand as well.

PS: Where did you disappear? Andrew has been testing us with a fish quiz everyday on FB!

November 27, 2011
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Andy,

Havent kept them in a large group..Twice as Loners...

Regards
Vyas T K

November 27, 2011
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Hi Beta ,yes I noticed that looks fun /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> I'm not an FB regular /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" /> tend to stick on the forums more /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> you picked up any wierd and wonderful things lately ?

Vyastk looking at your pic of mostly hidden loach I'm reminded of the Horseface Loach /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> !

November 28, 2011
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QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Nov 28 2011, 01:12 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Beta ,yes I noticed that looks fun /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> I'm not an FB regular /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" /> tend to stick on the forums more /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> you picked up any wierd and wonderful things lately ?

Hi Andy,
Nothing new. Working on setting up my Bhavania australis breeding project.

Should be getting some Christmas presents from Andrew and i'm really looking forward to that.

March 4, 2012
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A recent pic of a specimen with me..

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March 5, 2012
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Nice one Vyas. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Having seen a few pics of this species now colour pattern seems to vary quite a lot. Anyone know if this is between or within populations, or both?

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