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Yasuhikotakia Spendida
May 8, 2009
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pablito
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these stunners are currently for sale at Pier Aquatics in Wigan. Fantastic looking loach

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May 8, 2009
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QUOTE (pablito @ May 8 2009, 08:36 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
these stunners are currently for sale at Pier Aquatics in Wigan. Fantastic looking loach

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I am picking at least 8 up tomorrow morning /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

May 8, 2009
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They're awesome, I don't think I've ever seen them before.

Bet they'll be setting you back a wee bit Mark? /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

May 8, 2009
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This is the first time they have ever been impoted Dunc.

Yeah around £35 each, which is very cheap compared to what I have heard a couple of other shops might have to charge if they get them in /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

May 9, 2009
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Holy shit /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Can I borrow some of your dosh? /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

TBH though I always think stuff like this is worth the money. What tank you gonna keep them in?

May 9, 2009
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I have set up a Q tank for them that is full of pipes and cobbles for now but when the shed is done they will either move into a 4ft down there or the 75gallon in the living room with a bit of tinkering to stock alreay there.

May 9, 2009
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Just got back from Pier. These extremely rare fish are a bargain @ £35. Beautiful, beautiful fish.
There aren't very many left. So anyone who is covetous of this fish had better make tracks there soon.

May 9, 2009
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wow, very beautiful. I wonder how naughty they are... /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> what will be the tankmates?

May 9, 2009
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Well here they are, the pictures are not the best as they are still in their bags and had been in there for around 4 hours:

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These are simply stunning fish, once settled I will add some more pics

Reva - so far these seem very placid for a Yasuhikotakia species, I guess time will tell but I dont expect them to be anywhere near as feisty as skunks for instance.

May 9, 2009
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Hi Mark ,congrats on your new loaches , just been to Micks awsome aren't they /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> as you say its a little early to tell but they seem pretty placid , i'm guessing that they're gonna be good tank friendly fish !

May 9, 2009
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QUOTE (andy rushworth @ May 9 2009, 09:01 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
i'm guessing that they're gonna be good tank friendly fish !

I think you could well be right mate /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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May 9, 2009
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Hey

Nice looking fish MD.

Regards David

May 9, 2009
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Gorgeous fish but Sidthimunki's and Botia kubotai are my monies limit right now but i love them too /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> . I can only dream about owning a shoal of Spendida for now /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />
MD, was that you who Emma Turner mentioned in the new PFK mag, article about Sidthimunki's?

May 9, 2009
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Yeah that was me Richy, Emma did submit some of my photo's but PFK decided not to use them.

May 10, 2009
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QUOTE (Mad Duff @ May 10 2009, 12:37 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah that was me Richy, Emma did submit some of my photo's but PFK decided not to use them.

I pressume you're pics were too good for the magazine then /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> their loss /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

May 10, 2009
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Well, congrats on the great acquisition! I am jealous, and waiting to hear the report on temperament. Being a botia freak, I would set up a tank just to have them, but we havent seen them here yet. What tankmates will they have? Remember, my little thugs did their murder in the dark! /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

May 10, 2009
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QUOTE (Reva @ May 10 2009, 02:01 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, congrats on the great acquisition! I am jealous, and waiting to hear the report on temperament. Being a botia freak, I would set up a tank just to have them, but we haven't seen them here yet. What tankmates will they have? Remember, my little thugs did their murder in the dark! /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

At the moment they have no tank mates but I will be adding a small group of dithers eventually, maybe a small group of Danio's or Rasbora's.

Skunks have attitude all the time and even when put in a brand new tank will be clicking and chasing straight away as do eos etc but these guys have made one click so far and are happily swimming in and out of the caves and digging in the fine gravel (which was lovely and flat before they went in /angry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> )

There are still some people of the opinion they are Yasuhikotakia and there for aggressive regardless but a few of us were sceptical of this tag for these beforehand and now are becoming more and more sure that these are not as aggressive as other Yasuhikotakia species, I guess to be really sure only time will tell.

May 10, 2009
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Hey

The Aquarium Gazette Issue 3 is still available (disc or directly to a computer inbox) and features MD's lovely sidthimunki photographs and article.

Regards David

May 10, 2009
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Great pics Mark, my two are settling in but i've not been able to take a decent pic of either of them as yet.

mick
ps, wish i could have afforded a good group but if Neil keeps getting them in i should be able to get a couple at a time until after my next hols.

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May 10, 2009
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Green-eyed monster over here, I absolutely love those body stripes... /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> What's their max size?

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