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Discherodontus Species
April 15, 2009
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Matt
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I have to be honest and admit I've never even seen a live one of these but I suspect Andy, Mark or Mick may have kept them. /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> Any tips lads? Is it true that the scales dislodge very easily?

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April 16, 2009
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I haven't had these myself but after seeing the photo of Discherodontus ashmeadi that Nonn has put up on LOL I could be tempted /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

I think I do recall hearing that they loose scales easily and can be fairly delicate during acclimatisation

April 16, 2009
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Ah yeah that whole thread has some beautiful images. /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> I have a pic of D. schroederi by Nonn here which was why I started the thread actually as I'd like to do them a bit more justice in the knowledge base if possible.

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April 16, 2009
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If I remember right Andy did get hold of quite a few 15+ Discherodontus halei

April 16, 2009
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Hi Matt and Mark , as Mark says I picked up 17 D.halei fom my good pal The Dark One , now off what I'd heard these are supposed to be a little on the delicate side , and when I got them home they developed that bloody awful singapore white spot/ velvet/ slime ??? so I had to treat them quite harshly , cure or kill, anyway during this period I lost 3 fish , so I now have 14 , touch wood they are thriving,wonderful creatures ! good eaters , lively disposition , I'd always wanted these since reading about them in Axlerods loose leaf TFH binders , they were known as Puntius Somphongsi and were reputed to be rarer than hens teeth , so when my pal told me he could get me some I went into that excited blind fish panic finally I had some /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" /> ha ha sad eh ? oddly this shop got some more small and large and were selling some as D.halei and some as P.somphongsi BUT I was reliably informed that they are one and the same , asked one of the Thai guys over on petfrd .

I've also got a small group of the Ashmeadi , 5 fish ! and yes they are delicate on transit i.e. netting , as you say if scales are lost it can lead to loosing them , though I feel it could be due to an them being a little weak due to shipping , as I did loose one early doors due to this very thing ! but about 12 months ago I rearranged a tank or two in the fish house and moved them into another tank , they never settled in this tank ? so I moved them back to were they had been, no probs , but then I'd had them a while so I suspect they had toughened up a bit ?

As for Shroderi , I'd like to try them apparently they are the least colourful , but the hardiest of the group ?

April 16, 2009
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Do you keep them all together Andy? Any pics? *innocent*

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April 17, 2009
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Hi Matt, not all together, 10 Halei in one tank , 4 in another tank , and the Ashmeadi in yet another , not for any special reason other than space and situation at time of purchase , I suspect they would coexist as both species are very placid and seem to show no aggression at all !

I have a feeling Mick may have a pic of the Ashmeadi ? no doubt he will be round at some stage with his camera /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

April 18, 2009
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Hokay I'll edit the ashmeadi profile and wait on a bit for the other species then. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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