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Paracobitis potanini
February 14, 2012
4:39 am
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mikev
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Does anyone per chance have any info on this species?

(It seems they may be available... but the information is very scarce.)

TIA

February 14, 2012
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I've got a photo of one from Zhou but know nothing about the species Mike. It's listed under the genus Homatula by CAS and seems to have been mentioned in a couple of recent papers. Let me see if I can get those for you.

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Cake or death?
February 15, 2012
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I will greatly appreciate this!

Per Fishbase, the main reference is "Wu, Y. and C. Wu 1992 The fishes of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau. Sichuan Publishing House of Science & Technology, Chengdu, China. 599 p." and is in Chinese... I'll try to locate this...maybe there are photos. And I asked for a photo from the exporter...if it shows up, I'll post it.

(there are some other obscure items on the current export list... including a new species of leptobotia.)

February 15, 2012
9:38 am
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Sounds good ! wonder what the Leptobotia is like ?

February 15, 2012
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What's the Leptobotia listed as?

Sadly, in the UK, a branded chain of stores appears to have secured exclusivity on many Chinese species and they're really expensive as a result.

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February 15, 2012
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I tend to buy very few fish these days ,as you say the prices have gone mad /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> a lot of the fish should be kept in groups but that aint easy /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" /> anymore !

February 15, 2012
4:28 pm
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Listed as
> Chinese Koala Loach Leptobotia micropthalma
No, I cannot afford this either, and it probably needs a dedicated 100g or so tank for a group, I'm only hoping to find out how it looks like. Paracobitis should be relatively small and within the affordability range, and I have a couple of new rivertanks being set up, so I'm thinking....
Plus, I'm paying for some of the new fish with the things I raise.. the last time the deal was 60 danios for 11 hillstreams, no money involved, and some freed space as a bonus.

Price inflation did not get here yet... You can see a snap picture of what is available in the US now here.

Some of the more interesting items are sadly monopolized by a company that I'd rather not deal with (those "borrowed photos" and other things...)

June 29, 2012
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Well, this took only four months.... Fingers crossed now, the fish is gorgeous, and larger than advertised 2.5" too... at least 3.5".

July 1, 2012
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Excuse the poor pic. This was taken at a Paracobitis-potanini.jpgImage Enlarger

Maidenhead Aquatics.

See my catfish images at http://www.scotcat.com/thedarkone/thedarkone.htm
July 1, 2012
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Also, a poor pic, this was taken right after acclimating them:
http://www.micropress-inc.com/fishpic/pcp1.jpgImage Enlarger

July 4, 2012
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Ooh very cute!

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July 12, 2012
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Very cute and so far I did not see any aggression... need to figure out an appropriate dither for them, set up a real tank and take decent photos.

Any ideas on what may go nicely with them? D.dangila is one idea I have... R.kalochroma is another... or Traccatichthys pulcher?

An interesting shot found here:

http://www.predatoryfishkeeper.....anguage=eu

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