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October 22, 2010
10:29 pm
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Plaamoo
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I've been hoping to get my lonely h. confuzona some mates and one of my suppliers finally got some. I had to wait to return from a trip Weds. to get them shipped and they only had 2 left. They arrived yesterday and they're beasts! The bigger one is 4" and the other just a little smaller. I prefer smaller fish as I have smaller tanks but they are nicely marked. A bit thin but they're eating bloodworms & earthworms right out of the bag so a good sign. Better pics to come. I didn't want to bother them too much till they're settled in.

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They advertised these as balitora burmanica, got me a little excited for something new, so I ordered 3. They look like your basic h. smithi to me.
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I had already paid for a third confuzona so to make up the difference I got 2 of these, kottelatlimia hypporhincos. Been wanting them for a while but I don't have a tank for them. They are cute, about 2" and thin, but also eating already. I'll have to find room for another 10gal for them and likely get a few more if can.
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October 23, 2010
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Very nice /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

When I get sorted out with my tanks I am hoping to set up a couple of smaller species tanks and have a go with Kottelatlimia hypporhincos myself.

Keep us updated as to how they settle /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

October 23, 2010
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Very nice haul Jim!! /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> Love the Kottelatlimia too - they seem to be quite widely available at the moment!

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October 24, 2010
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Cheers guys. Would you agree that those are h. smithi? I want to set them straight but not before I get a consensus.

Also, I mis-spoke about the size of the kottelatlimia, they're barely more than an inch. Tiny!

October 27, 2010
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Kajsa12
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Love the Homaloptera ssp. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

I've never seen any Homaloptera species for sale over here.

October 28, 2010
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QUOTE (plaamoo @ Oct 24 2010, 01:26 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cheers guys. Would you agree that those are h. smithi? I want to set them straight but not before I get a consensus.

Think so Jim, six well-defined saddles on top of the body...

Henri, you should try Spain. Nothing except Beaufortia here.../sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

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October 28, 2010
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Thanks Matt!

Henri, I'll trade you for some g. viriosus /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

October 28, 2010
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No more species for me, because there's no room for them at the moment. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
I just like the overall appearance of the Homaloptera.

Jim, you're always welcome to visit our little country and catch some G. viriosus /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
I've seen a lot of them at the shop lately.

October 28, 2010
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They're interesting fish^ I've been wanting some ever since I saw them in the stream in Thailand last trip.

I'd love to visit Henri, Thanks for the offer! I stopped in Amsterdam for 3 days several years ago on my around the world, loved it! That's when I had an international job and a bit of cash!

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