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Help With Id Please
July 30, 2008
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keith565
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can anyone ID these fish for me. bought them as hong Kong plecs (thanks to a friend not far away /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> ), but they don't look the same as pics i've seen.
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July 30, 2008
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Is that a Sewellia lineolata? Looks similar to the ones I've seen, but quite a bit lighter. The other S. lineolata I've seen are darker, or at least have more of the dark patterning. Reference link here.

July 30, 2008
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Yep ,
Thats a Sewellia l.
They like cool water and a good flow with plenty of oxygen. They can be a bit shy and teritorial though dont injure one another.
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July 30, 2008
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definitely S lineolata bud,
it's a very interesting fish to study, in general they don't like each other.
i have 10 of them and at any one time the most i'll see is 3 of them.
john has given you the coditions for keeping them to a tee bud.

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July 30, 2008
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Pretty! I love plecs

July 30, 2008
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thanks guys. i've got them in the coolest tank in the fish house and turned the filtration right up. they seem to have settled in well.
i'm hoping to get another one or two with the hopes of getting them to breed.

July 30, 2008
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They're gorgeous fish.. shame I don't have any room in the house cool enough to keep 'em /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

July 30, 2008
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Nice find Keith, sewellia are a really nice fish! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Reva; they part of the Balitoridae (River Loaches) family. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

It's a shame that they are often called called "hong kong plecs" or "coldwater plecs" instead of hillstream loaches as they are loaches, don't originate from hong kong and they are subtropical not coldwater. /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

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i'm hoping to get another one or two with the hopes of getting them to breed.

http://www.loaches.com/article.....g-sewellia

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July 30, 2008
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Indeed bud. Hong Kong plecs, honestly /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> Some of these suppliers are nothing short of shocking.

July 30, 2008
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they look like plecs though...never seen them but they look great /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

July 30, 2008
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QUOTE (dunc @ Jul 30 2008, 09:52 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
They're gorgeous fish.. shame I don't have any room in the house cool enough to keep 'em /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />


You might be surprised by that. I have my H. jerdoni tank in the bedroom, which is south facing, and the water there is still only 23C.

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July 30, 2008
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My room is usually about 28 :/

July 30, 2008
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QUOTE (dunc @ Jul 30 2008, 10:49 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
My room is usually about 28 :/


Good grief! Is the whole house that bad? My lounge is 26C at the moment, and that's uncomfortable for indoors.

(waits for Matt to top us both).

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July 30, 2008
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my lounge temp is the same as yours Eyrie 26C and thats the coolest it's been for days now.
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July 30, 2008
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sorry i must have done sommat wrong with the vid, my excuse is i've been in the boozer as it's the wifes birthday and she can't have all the fun. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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i'll try again tomorrow when i'm sober.

July 30, 2008
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done it for you mick...now pass me a beer!

ps . mute the sound as the background sounds like someone can't stop farting...

July 31, 2008
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Malti don't forget that Mick is a tad older than us. No need to embarass him by mentioning his internal "issues"! /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" /> Here's a pic of the Sewellia sp. "spotted" I had when I was in England. This one is still undescribed I think. Keith and Mick, beautiful specimens! /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> Has anyone seen/kept any others in the genus by the way?

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Here's one having a bit of handbags with a Garra flavatra:

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Keith have added the species name into the thread title in case anyone searches the forum for it. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

Ps - Happy birthday Mrs Mick!!

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July 31, 2008
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QUOTE (dunc @ Jul 30 2008, 10:25 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Indeed bud. Hong Kong plecs, honestly /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> Some of these suppliers are nothing short of shocking.

Duncan! You /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> !!! /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> there's none of that allowed on this board!
Mick /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> ...oh well, I guess you have a good excuse /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />
Everyone sit in a circle and we'll warm this cool environment up with a round of hot Sake. Kombai!
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Annnnd....I Knew it was a Loach and not a Pleco...but you guys are used to me being mostly wrong and occasionally spot on (rasbora=danio?)....Here we erroneously call them Singapore Hillstream Loaches. I always want one. but I fear my tanks are warm and full of Big Catfish /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" />

July 31, 2008
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thanks again for the info.
Mick, great video, do u think they are just sparing or is this courtship behavior?
this is the only ones i've had, but i will keep an eye out for the spotted variety now.

July 31, 2008
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This thread is making me want to buy another tank. Bad thread, BAD.

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