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New Barb
February 14, 2011
12:34 pm
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keith565
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picked up half a dozen barbs today, bought as pentazona but i think they may be hexazona.
will upload video/pics asap.

February 14, 2011
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the 6 banded tiger barb?

February 16, 2011
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could well be. here is a short video of them in the shops tank. sorry about the view, thought my phone would self adjust it,lol.

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February 16, 2011
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Video not working Keith but I've adjusted the image.

Cake or death?
February 16, 2011
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QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 16 2011, 09:24 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Video not working Keith but I've adjusted the image.


hmm, i wonder if it's because they are off my phone.
i'll add a link to the photobucket page.
thanks Matt

http://s15.photobucket.com/alb.....s/a377/kei...t=VIDEO0006.mp4

February 16, 2011
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Hi Kieth , the fish in your pic look like Eirmotus Octozona though I think there might now be another fish in the Eirmotus group so could be that ? nice fish closely related to the puntius's perhaps a little less robust but quite hardy .

February 16, 2011
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There are in fact no less than four Eirmotus species all of which look pretty much the same. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

We have profiles for E. insignis and E. octozona and here's a link to the revision paper from 2008.

Nice find Keith, by the way. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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February 16, 2011
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Nice one Matt , I thought I'd heard there had been some work done ,I didn't realise they had described another three /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> nice little fish , I would imagine a group of about thirty in an Asian themed tank would look great /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

February 17, 2011
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wow, thanks for the ID guys. mine do look more like E octozona.
i agree they are very timid fish, hiding behind the filter and plants. they also look a bit thin, i'm trying to get them to take grindle worm and some daphnia, but not seen any of them eat yet.
water conditions are 7.0ph, but hard. will gradually drop hardness as the week goes on. also adding almond leaves. temp 75
fingers crossed they pick up.

March 2, 2011
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fish are doing well, i lost one, the smallest, but the others are looking so much better.still very timid, but starting to venture out a bit more. saw two sparing the other day, can't tell if it was breeding behavior or two males,lol.
will keep an eye out for fry in the upper water levels.

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