May 12, 2009
I have done some research about the number of endemic species in Lake Inle in Myanmar. Most say there are 9 endemic species, but others suggest as many as 17. I am planning to eventually set up a Lake Inle biotype aquarium. I am wondering if anybody here knows what species are endemic to the lake. I know of a couple:
Swabwa Resplendes (Asian Rummynose)
Danio Erythromicron (Dwarf Emerald Rasbora)
Danio Margaritatus (Celestial Pearl Danio)
Devario Auropurpureus (Inle Danio/Tiger Rasbora)
Microrasbora Rubescens (Red Dwarf Rasbora)
Devario Jayarami (More info please.)
Yunnanilus Brevis (More info please.)
I am still looking to confirm what other species are endemic, and more information on a couple of the species listed above.
I would also like to know what other species are found in Lake Inle that are not endemic.
I have already started to gather fish to start this project and they are currently doing well in my community tank. Here is what I have so far:
8 Swabwa Resplendes
2 Danio Erythromicron
12 Danio Margaritatus
(I had the chance to pick up a couple Tiger Rasbora a year or so ago, but I didn't really know what they were then. /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> )
Any info or comments would be appreciated.
June 13, 2011
Hi stusimpala D. margaritatus isn't actually from Inlé but the nearby He-Ho Plain. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> D. jayarami might be tricky to find - we had them in at the shop once and upkeep seemed pretty simple. Here's a pic by Heng Wah Choy; this one is unsettled so quite pale.
D. auropurpureus are lovely fish to keep but quite skittish and sometimes jump when startled so keep the tank well-covered - I also think adding some floating plants might help though never tried it.
With the Yunnanilus I've no experience but think some others here do.
Edit - Check here for some additional habitat info.
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