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Devario acrostomus
February 3, 2011
3:21 pm
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Colin
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Hi, thought i would share some pics of a new Devario species I got about a month ago. The pics make the fish look a little pale but that's just from being moved to the tank for pics. They are usually much darker.

They were imported as Devario gibber but that has been ruled out. through discussions with Pete Cottle and Ralf Britz is seems likely that the fish are as equally rare as gibber but are actually D acrostomus.

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February 3, 2011
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very nice Colin, how big are they?

February 4, 2011
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Cool. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> I have the description but will need to manipulate it a bit so I can send it to you. Will sort tonight.

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February 4, 2011
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That would be cool... should be able to try a ray count from the pics then /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Mark, they are about 50-60mm TL

quite nervous fish even though I have 15 of them

February 5, 2011
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Watch the b*ggers jumping Colin I remember getting shipments of wild Devario in at Tom's and losing quite a few that way. D. auropurpureus were absolute swines for it.

Paper sent, and based on the length of the rostral barbel and shape of the snout I'd say the id is spot on. It's supposed to have 4 dark stripes on each flank but guessing these become apparent when the fish aren't in a photo tank?

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February 5, 2011
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yeah thanks for the papers!

What I need to do is put them into a better tank for general husbandry as they are kinda low down and partly behind a big sump. Ideally a planted tank to get decent pics. I figured they would be kinda jumpy so although they are not covered there is a big gap between water level and top of tank

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February 9, 2011
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Got some pics of the type locality for the profile:

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February 9, 2011
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the roots on the trees are amazing.. good flow of water too!

February 9, 2011
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Also, you can use the pics of mine for the profile until I get better pics /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

February 9, 2011
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Was hoping you'd say that, thanks. /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> Those pics are taken in the dry season, by the way. When wet it looks like this:

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February 10, 2011
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Bit of a difference of flow there isnt there /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Like Colin I think those roots etc are amazing, plenty of cover and shelter in there even in the heaviest flow.

That is the sort of root work I want to recreate in my tanks, looks like I am just going to have to grow trees in my tanks /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

February 10, 2011
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Actually Mark, the thought of growing an alder in a tank has been something I have thought about for a while now, either that or a willow in a bright sunlit window or a greenhouse when I get it... I have had mangroves in marine tanks before and that was cool.

Obviously eventual size is too big but would be good for a year or two

February 10, 2011
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I have been toying with the idea of opening up the top of my 7ft tank for some time, my idea was to have an area at the back of the tank to put plants so that roots drop into the water and lights above, I have access to plenty of small willow saplings from the various rivers and ponds I fish so this could be a good start.

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