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Microsynodontis batesii
February 24, 2011
9:23 pm
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Jarcave
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I'd really like to locate 3 or 4 of these. If anyone sees any on sale can you please drop me a PM. I am prepared to travel to obtain some.

Thanks in advance
Jared

February 24, 2011
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I havent seen any in a while Jared, have you tried tropicalfishfinder ?

February 24, 2011
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These to go with the Polycentropsis? Nice choice. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Cake or death?
February 25, 2011
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The true M. batesii is very very rare. The ones sold as batesii are always M. sp. 1 (down as sp Nigeria in the article). See my old article on Planet Catfish.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/s.....nesworld/s...?article_id=222

See my catfish images at http://www.scotcat.com/thedarkone/thedarkone.htm
February 25, 2011
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thanks for the link
my specimen (out of a thousend at the importer) are s. sp "Nigeria"
cheers Charles

February 25, 2011
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Hi Jarcave , they are great fish, though I haven't seen or kept them for a while they really are worth tracking down ,when I had mine I got about 20 and they were very interesting to watch and very enthusiastic at feeding time /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> good luck /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> mine were as Thedarkone says, though I did manage to find some true Batesii but found them to be a bit more delicate ?

February 25, 2011
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Glaser may have M. batesi.
I'm basing this on findings from the online search at swedish importer Akvarielageret.

February 25, 2011
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QUOTE (Humunuku @ Feb 25 2011, 08:43 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Glaser may have M. batesi.
I'm basing this on findings from the online search at swedish importer Akvarielageret.

mine are from there

February 25, 2011
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So this means that the ones at Glaser now actually are sp. Nigeria?
I have some of the nigerians, but was wondering if I should try to get hold of some batesiis from glaser. But if they are nigerians there's no need to track down a LFS willing to place an order with Glaser.

February 26, 2011
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QUOTE (Mark Duffill @ Feb 24 2011, 09:58 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I havent seen any in a while Jared, have you tried tropicalfishfinder ?

I have Mark. I've only managed to track down one fish in a shop in Lincolnshire though. But I've got my name on their waiting list. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 24 2011, 10:17 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
These to go with the Polycentropsis? Nice choice. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Yep. The ore I read about them the more surprised I am thatthey are not more popular than they appear to be. Small, affordable, fairly attractive and relatively easy to keep. They look like a good choice of catfish for many people. I think LFS would be able to sell them easily....

QUOTE (The.Dark.One @ Feb 25 2011, 10:39 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
The true M. batesii is very very rare. The ones sold as batesii are always M. sp. 1 (down as sp Nigeria in the article). See my old article on Planet Catfish.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/s.....nesworld/s...?article_id=222

I did read that a few days ago. It's a very good and helpful article. So thanks. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Feb 25 2011, 03:19 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Jarcave , they are great fish, though I haven't seen or kept them for a while they really are worth tracking down ,when I had mine I got about 20 and they were very interesting to watch and very enthusiastic at feeding time /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> good luck /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> mine were as Thedarkone says, though I did manage to find some true Batesii but found them to be a bit more delicate ?

Delicate in terms of water quality? Are they territorial at all? And if so, how large a territory does each fish require? I'm guesing if youhad 20 you'll have had a good idea as to their temperament. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

QUOTE (Humunuku @ Feb 25 2011, 07:43 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Glaser may have M. batesi.
I'm basing this on findings from the online search at swedish importer Akvarielageret.

QUOTE (torso @ Feb 25 2011, 08:24 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
mine are from there

Thanks for the link. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

February 26, 2011
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I think the Glaser ones will be sp. 1/Nigeria

See my catfish images at http://www.scotcat.com/thedarkone/thedarkone.htm
February 26, 2011
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Hi Jarcave , my apologies for confusing the situation /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> the large group of 20 that I had some years back were the 1/Nigeria ,they were nice easy fish to keep no problems ,I had a largish piece of bogwood that was hollowed out ,and the whole group would use it as refuge ,never really saw too much squabbling ,they seemed quite amiable ,though I suppose this could have been down to numbers ? food wise just a varied diet =dry and frozen foods .

I picked up 3 S. batesii later on which I kept in a different tank ,they never seemed to have the same vigour and seemed a bit listless perhaps they had travelled badly ?

I also had the M.polli and they were easy to keep and of good temperement like the 1/Nigeria , all in all the Micro-Syn's are great additions to the hobby , my real interest is Asian fish but I'd always make exceptions for the Microsynodontis's !

February 26, 2011
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Ring me in 1 week< <<< /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> .... /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

February 26, 2011
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Will do !

April 18, 2011
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Well after a long drive I've finally got some. Originally from Glazers they've been sold as Microsynodontis batesi. They're very small, but I'll try and get some pics up in the next few days to see if they are the real thing or not. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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