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large rosy loach?
May 31, 2015
9:43 am
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Luigi
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 Hi to everybody. I bought 5 of these at my local fish shop (sold under the name botia sidthimunki Laugh) I identified them as rosy loaches thanks to the SF website. However mine appear to be larger than what is reported. Is this the same fish?

 

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June 16, 2015
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This looks more like P. brevis to me?

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June 18, 2015
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you're right... Only judging from the pictures on the website, the P. Brevis has always a discontinuous lateral line of black spots. Mine all have a continuous line, therefore more similar to P. Rosy. However I took a look at the bibliography that you provide (Kottelat 2012 and Kottelat and Chu 1998) in both papers the males are said to have spots that can actually merge in a continuous line. So... yes, they are probably a male-only group of P. Brevis. :-(

Thanks a lot!

June 18, 2015
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Also see image #4 in our profile as linked above.

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