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New Loaches Yasuhikotakia Nigrolineata
May 23, 2010
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Mark Duffill
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I picked up 8 of these stunning Y. nigrolineata yesterday, they are probably the best nirolineata I have ever seen and I had intended to only pick up 4 but after bagging 6 I spotted another two that I wanted so ended up with the 8 /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

Fish 1
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Fish 2
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Fish 3
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Fish 4
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Fish 5
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Fish 6
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Fish 7
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Fish 8
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This photo shows the size of them, the photo was taken in a 6" show tank
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Needless to say I am a very happy loachaholic lol

May 23, 2010
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Wow! /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" />

Cake or death?
May 23, 2010
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Beautiful! Not a fish I've ever seen in the flesh.

May 23, 2010
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I wasn't expecting them to look as good as this, when Neil said which tank they were in I spotted a couple straight away and they just stood out, absolutely stunning /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />

May 24, 2010
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QUOTE (Mad Duff @ May 23 2010, 10:35 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wasn't expecting them to look as good as this, when Neil said which tank they were in I spotted a couple straight away and they just stood out, absolutely stunning /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />

yup, stunning mate /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

June 18, 2010
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they are stunning!
may I add some pics of mine I got a month ago?
the dozen makes some "noise" in the tank, are very difficult to photograph without AF

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June 18, 2010
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OOOOOH! I've never seen these either. Interesting how they vary with some having partial spotting in the top stripe, almost sid-like. I guess that's supposed to be a juvi charachteristic but they don't look small.

June 18, 2010
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they are about 4.5-6 cm long. according to the pics by K. Udomrittthirju the structures of the lateral/side pattern is still given in some adult specimen. in other words: some change the pattern when getting adult some may not.
I love them and may get some more as they appear only now and then in the market. and the special river-tank is going to be ready soon.

June 19, 2010
6:45 pm
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Both Mark and Torso ,wonderful pics of stunning fishes not often encountered /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

Torso do you keep them alone or do you have other fish in the tank ?

How's the success rate in keeping these ? I know Sidthimunki's can live for many years !

It would be great if both of you could update us every so often with some pics . /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

June 19, 2010
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I'm still waiting for the river-tank. they should go together with tanichthys micagemmae and rhinogobius duospilus.
at the moment they are together with rhinogobius cf leavelli, sewellia sp (new species for shure), pseudogastromyzon cheni/myersi/fangi/fasciatus/peristictus(?) and tanichthys micagemmae
I kept y sidthimunki twenty years ago for at least 6 years (one joungster by chance). the actual ones since 2007 (with gravid females). they are going into a seperate tank too.

July 5, 2010
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Theuy look great! /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

Must admit that to my novice eye, only having been a reearcher/keeper of tropical fish since mid-March this year, they look very much like "Dwarf Chain Loach" (x Sidmunthki?) to me... This I guess is why it gets more cruital to know your scientific genus/species names, rather than common names. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

Constantly juggling mainly African riverine fish between 6 tanks, from 54 to 566l in size!
June 18, 2013
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Un update. The pattern changes when tehy grow. Here some pics. The last pic shows the pattern in most of the adult specimen. some look like in pic 1, some as in pic 2.ambastaia-nigrolineata-DSC-_5635.jpgImage Enlarger

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June 19, 2013
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So most of the adults look like giant sidthimunki? Laugh

Cake or death?
June 19, 2013
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Yes and no, Matt. The dark banding is remarkable. Not so in adult sidis. And I see a typical black marking in the caudal fin in pic three: stripes. i don't remember to have seen that in sidis.

June 21, 2013
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Hi Charles , nice to see you keeping Nigrolin's for a good while and wittnessed the pattern changing , I heard a lot of people struggled to keep them for a long time without them getting really skinny , what are your secrets , cool water special diet ????

June 22, 2013
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No secrets Andy. I know about problems with different species just to keep them. I can see two main reasons: coming in with a load of bacterium etc which is not treated or to heavy to allow a single specimen to deal with. Second: not established knowledge about the keeping conditions. ther you must watch them intensively to get the clue.

A. nigrolineata are now in a 500 lt- tank, net. Much space, a lot of other species, 20-30°, Kh 6-10°, good feeding, strong current, excellent hiding places. That´s it.  

Cheers Charles

June 23, 2013
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Thanks for the reply Charles !

B t w Charles you still got those Guiliensis  ?

June 23, 2013
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Yes. Andy. I only can have a glimpse at feeding time. Slim and long. They are hiding in tubes etc. So I actually have no idea, how many.

Cheers Charles

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