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Kottelatlimia pristes
October 8, 2013
10:07 pm
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Thomas
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Hi,

 

This is my second try with this species. Came in as K. hipporhynchos from Ruinemans (wholesaler from netherland) The pic on their page is showing another Kottelatlimia. So I ordered a few at my LFS and today I could get them. 2 males and 4 females.

My first try ~ 6 years ago was ended after 8 or 9 days. Then were all died.

Reckon this time works better!

 

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Cheers,

Thomas

October 9, 2013
2:19 am
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Good luck with them Thomas! My k. hipporhynchos lasted several months but are all gone, as far as I know anyway.

October 10, 2013
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Best of luck Thomas, they look to be in relatively good condition?

Edit: have added a couple of these pics to the species profile. Smile

Cake or death?
October 10, 2013
6:58 pm
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Thanksguys! Yes, they aren't in top condition, but I'm confident. At the moment they still sit in tap water.

They're starting to search a bit around. Till now I couldn't notice any feeding. Sure it's only a thing of time :)

October 10, 2013
10:36 pm
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As I said, a matter of time... Cool

October 11, 2013
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Very good. :)

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October 18, 2013
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They've settled down and it looks good. Slowly burrowing through the sand.

 

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November 8, 2014
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Sadly after a few weeks all of the "second try Kottelatlimia" died.

yesterday I got the chance to try it again... 8 tiny Kottelatlima in a small tank and this time with uv-sterilization.

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November 9, 2014
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Good luck with them Thomas! Mine are long gone also. Nice little fish!

December 1, 2014
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Good luck Thomas! I wonder if this is naturally a short-lived species.

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December 1, 2014
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I don't know Matt, but I could imagine they live up to five years, same as Lepidocephalichthys do. Or shorter?

At least till now I have only two losses, and it looks not too bad. Two times I have seen that a male (?) "attached" to a female and swim a short time (a very short time) with her side by side. The female wasn't a big fan of it...

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 Last pic is from today.

December 2, 2014
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"The female wasn't a big fan of it..."   Laugh

December 3, 2014
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Some really good pictures there. Best of luck with them!

December 11, 2014
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Awesome pics guys and my Acantopsis dialuzona hide for a few months before he started to come out now he shows up at night or during feeding time. He also hides when there is a build up of algae or debris. They don't like low quality water. Also he comes out more now that I have some white clouds to fill in the empty space, like in the profile pages it says that they come out when other fish are present because it means there aren't any predators around.

Maybe that was just me stating the obvious but that's what I've seen and I believe my species is closely related to all of the ones pictured, hopefully this helps newbies looking to house any loaches that acts like these.

Barb man

Oh no not this guy again
June 18, 2015
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Five of them are still alive (I hope...) :)

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June 19, 2015
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I better have taken a closer look before posting...CryI better keep only Cobitis 'n Newts.

June 20, 2015
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More dead specimens?

June 21, 2015
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Yes, maybe only two are alive...

Ok, 8 month is my personal record of keeping this species....but I can't say, this is a good and recommendable loach for fish tanks... :(

June 26, 2015
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Hi Thomas

Five years could be a god guess. I got mine in June 2011. Saw the last four in October 2014 when changing the tank. May be there is one or another still alive. Seems not too bad for a very delicate species. A pity anyway that they die away without fry. I would like to retry it. Must have a look at the lists.

Cheers Charles

June 27, 2015
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Yes Charles, I would also guess about 5 years, same as the similar Lepidocephalichthys. I've kept K. hipporhynchos for years (nearly) without problems, but they seems to be easier...

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