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Sinibotia Sp
August 14, 2008
6:41 pm
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Mark Duffill
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Just some pics of my Sinibotia pulchra that I managed to get this morning

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August 14, 2008
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It´s a cracking-looking fish. /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> Unidentified species?

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August 14, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 14 2008, 09:27 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
It´s a cracking-looking fish. /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> Unidentified species?

I am almost certain they are Sinibota pulchra, the problem is their patterns can change slightly with their moods. Those are photo's of each of my 4 fish, I think 1,2 & 4 maybe female and 3 is male going by less bands and the females seem to have a very slight hump on the top of the body between dorsal and caudal but the possible male doesn't, either that or the suspected male is actually a different species /huh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":huh:" border="0" alt="huh.gif" />

August 15, 2008
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Very pretty whatever they are mate. Can the different Sinibotia not be distinguished by fin ray counts etc. then?

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August 15, 2008
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Fantastic pics of a very nice fish

August 15, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 15 2008, 08:20 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Very pretty whatever they are mate. Can the different Sinibotia not be distinguished by fin ray counts etc. then?

They more than likely can Matt but its finding the info in the first place that is hard, the problem comes from the fact that S. pulchra, S. superciliaris and S. longiventralis all look very similar and it will probably come down to some sort of count to be 100% certain, the only other problem is from the pictures I have seen of all these species the ray counts of the dorsal are all the same /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" />

August 16, 2008
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QUOTE (Mad Duff @ Aug 15 2008, 10:57 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
They more than likely can Matt but its finding the info in the first place that is hard, the problem comes from the fact that S. pulchra, S. superciliaris and S. longiventralis all look very similar and it will probably come down to some sort of count to be 100% certain, the only other problem is from the pictures I have seen of all these species the ray counts of the dorsal are all the same /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" />

Perhaps someone at petfrd will know?

A few months ago there was a report about how leptobotia curta reproduce in the wild. The main trigger was the water level rising significantly after heavy rainfall. Seen as sinibotia are part of the Leptobotiini tribe perhaps they spawn in the same way? Perhaps you should give it ago? /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> not to mention your emporers!

As i said before stunning specimens! /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

David

August 20, 2008
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QUOTE (Daspricey @ Aug 16 2008, 06:26 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
The main trigger was the water level rising significantly after heavy rainfall.

Could that be simulated by a significant increase in flow and a drop in temperature I wonder?

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August 22, 2008
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Not sure I've ever seen such rounded loaches.. gorgeous fish /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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