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Questions On Barbonymus
November 6, 2008
9:22 pm
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Matt
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New genus...new topic! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> We only cover two species at present, B. altus and B. schwanenfeldii. First question is altus seen regularly in the trade?

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November 6, 2008
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I have seen B. altus on a few occasions but not that often really, Mick will have a better idea of how often they show up in the likes of BAS or Pier

Is B. gonionotus going to be included ?

November 6, 2008
11:29 pm
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altus is nearly always in the shops round here, they're selling them as shwanenfeldi which are rarely seen in the shops.
the easiest way to tell what the fish is in the caudal fin if it does'nt have the comet tail then it's altus.

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November 7, 2008
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Mick by comet tail do you mean the black stripes in the caudal? Mark if we can get pics we'll include 'em all! Do you have a special interest in gonionotus mate?

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November 12, 2008
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Agree with Mick, the easiest way to tell them apart is the fact that B. altus doesnt have the black edging to the tail or dorsal.

I had two B. gonionotus some years ago, stunning placid fish that love plants and lots of them /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

November 13, 2008
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I think you already know my next question mate.... /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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November 13, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Nov 13 2008, 07:47 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think you already know my next question mate.... /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

No sorry I had them pre digital camera /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

November 27, 2008
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Does anyone know reliably if any species of Barbonymus has been spawned by a hobbyist? Also any input as to whether these can become aggressive if kept in small numbers?

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November 28, 2008
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Bump on questions above. Also Mark is this B. gonionotus? If so do you reckon the image is good enough for it to be worth doing a profile?

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I found this while surfing for pics too.... /angry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" />

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November 28, 2008
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That looks very much like the fish I had Matt, it also shows the yellow/orange coloration of the anal and pelvic fins as well.

There is a decent photo here , 4th post down, not sure if you could get permission to use it or not.

That other photo is just shocking /angry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" />

The two I had seemed very peaceful and I can honestly say I never saw any signs of aggression towards each other or other tank mates although like Silver sharks they did sometimes spar with each other shortly after meal times.

November 28, 2008
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Cheers Mark is it the one listed as Hypsibabus wetmorei? My Thai isn't the best but it's worth an ask in English for sure! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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November 29, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Nov 28 2008, 05:08 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cheers Mark is it the one listed as Hypsibabus wetmorei? My Thai isn't the best but it's worth an ask in English for sure! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Sorry 3rd reply down, the one after Hypsibabus wetmorei /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

November 29, 2008
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The altus and shwanenfeldi's are easy to tell apart as for Gonionatus ? they probarbly have been imported as bycatches ? the Hypsibarbus's [Lemonfins] are altogether more difficult there are at least 12 in the group , Wetmorei appears to be the more commonly imported one , but others do come in ! I had another type possibly H. malcolmi, but was by no means certain , I notice on the freshwater forum at Loaches online , there is a thread about Thai fish markets , and there is what looks like a Hypsibarbus sp/? yellow fins red cheeks STUNNING !

December 8, 2008
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Cheers Andy. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> I'll be moving onto Hypsibarbus soon and now I'm afraid! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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