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Pics Of Belontia Hasselti
October 20, 2008
11:41 am
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mickthefish
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hi all, after sorting some pics that i took at pier Aquatics to find out how clear they come out i found these pics of B hasselti.
i did'nt purchase them as i have limited tank space at the moment, but i think they deserve a showing.
the male is a full size specimen the female slightly smaller, but what a superb looking anabantid.
there was only a small number of them so if anyones into this fish i'd get my skates on down to the shop.
anyway enough waffling here's the pics.
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i know there's a few of you guys into this genus, so see what you think.

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October 20, 2008
12:50 pm
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Lovely looking fish /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

I have kept the smaller anabantids with the loaches in the past and often looked at these guys but wondered if they would cope in the 7ft with all the barbs and rasboras etc.

October 20, 2008
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dunno mate, i've got Pristolepis with the barbs but they have shortish fins, i think the long flowing fins of the male might be a temptation for them.

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October 21, 2008
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Pretty cool, they kind of look like some of the larger Ctenopoma species. I think they come from slow-moving water so maybe not the best companions for barbs? As for Pristolepis, they can definitely handle themselves. The one I had was in with Geophagus and was not only the most aggressive feeder in the tank but also ragged all their fins to shreds. /mad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":mad:" border="0" alt="mad.gif" />

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October 21, 2008
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very nice fish /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

October 22, 2008
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btw Matt, how big was your pristolepis bud?, mine is approx 4+ inch SL and it's a well behave fish.

mick

October 22, 2008
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Similar kind of size Mick, perhaps a shade bigger. What species do you have? Mine was a fasciata.

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October 22, 2008
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marginatus bud.

mick

October 23, 2008
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I had 2 pairs of Pristolepis Malabaricus , my personal fave's chocolate brown bodies with white trimmed fins /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

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