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Rasbora Species?.
February 17, 2009
12:55 am
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mickthefish
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i got three of them from Bas of Blton today, took a couple of pics to show you what i'm going on about.
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notice the yellow on the ventrals and anal fin, i've been keeping fish a long time now and never seen any of this group with the yellow thats in these fish.
anyone else seen them and if so did they have a species name on the tank.

cheers
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February 17, 2009
1:29 am
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Something similar to sumatrana?

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February 17, 2009
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Those are Rasbora pavei Mick, lovely fish of which I already have 8 I think and all are around the 70mm mark.

Their common name is "cotton swab Rasbora" from the shape of the black line, sometimes they are still on lists under their old name which was Rasbora cheroni. It is quite common to see them with out the full length line and also with an elegans type oval mark in the middles of the line.

February 17, 2009
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cheers matey,
me and andy have'nt seen them in the shops here or we skirted them for something else.

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February 17, 2009
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They are not a Rasbora that usually shows up much but they did seem to be on a lot of list a couple of years ago and over the last couple of months they have appeared again, a shop near to me has a tank with about 20 in and they cant shift them because they want £5 each for them /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

February 17, 2009
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know wonder they can't get shut mate, as a matter of intrest how much did you shell out for yours.
i paid £2 75 apiece for mine.

mick

February 17, 2009
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I got 6 of mine for £10 from Emma's and the other two were just lucky pickup's from local shops for a couple of quid each, thats still a good price that you paid.

February 18, 2009
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I'll get my jacket... /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

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February 18, 2009
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Five quid each? F**k me with a stick /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

February 18, 2009
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QUOTE (dunc @ Feb 18 2009, 05:08 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Five quid each? F**k me with a stick /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Now thats just kinky Dunc, shouldnt you have posted that on another forum /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

February 18, 2009
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Northeast England is such a strange place... /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> Mark here's another one of CK's pics which came labelled as R. pavei. Same species or not? It seems to have clear ventrals but the other fins look yellowish...

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February 18, 2009
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I would say that yes that is R. paviei.

Andy did mention r. sumatrana to Mick and to my knowledge sumatrana has a few variations in markings none of which match up to paviei:

In sumatrana Black line can be full length or half length but has the Caudal peduncle blotch either missing or circular as opposed to diamond or tear drop in paviei.

Sumatrana can have black tips to caudal as opposed to yellow tinge and no black in paviei.

Sumatrana usually has a curved black mark that follows the curve of the operculum as opposed to black line behind operculum in paviei.

Of the group of 6 paviei I got from Emma's half had very yellow fins and half were very slightly tinged yellow, the tell tale sign for me is the shape of the black line and the straight black marking behind the operculum.

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