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Chinese Cobitis Tank
September 2, 2011
6:33 pm
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Thomas
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Hi,

A few weeks ago I've setting up a new 80 cm tank. It differs not much from the Taiwan Cobitis Tank, but the fry of the Taiwan Cobitis is reason enough to start this thread. Hope it works again...

The tank:

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I will add some java fern the days.

This are two of the Cobitis I want to put into this tank

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Maybe they are undescribed. I've no name and no Idea. Only the origin is known and should be South China. At least I've found this Cobitis in a shipment of another chinese Cobitis with this origin. But ok, this isn't an evidence that the two species are really catched togethter.

At this time the tank serves as quarantaine tank for other chinese Cobitis and the unknown chinese weather loach. As I know, this Cobitis was first imported to germany in the year 2008 as Cobitis chinensis (it's not valid). In this shipment I have found the main actors of this thread. In August 2011 they were imported again (ordered were Sinibotia superciliaris /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />) and I couldn't resist and bought a few incl. the unknown Misgurnus. Sadly there were none of the bycatch Cobitis in the second shipment (at least in the piece of shipment which I have seen) so I stay at only three of this Cobitis sp.

I have them now for two weeks but will wait a few days before I add the new ones to the old group. Then the tank is free for the "bycatch Cobitis".

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I know it's a bit confusing...hope you understood me /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Cheers,
Thomas

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September 5, 2011
8:30 am
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...nice elongate body shape they have. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Do you have a mix of genders Thomas?

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September 5, 2011
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From the species on top I have only 1,2, from the second species I have much more: incl. the new group they are now 8,15 I think

November 13, 2011
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I couldn't get the male (2nd. pic) out of the tank, and decided to leave the tank as it is. I add a small pair of Misgurnus anguillicadatus.

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Well feeding Misgurnus male

Fishes in the tank are now: 4,4 Cobitis sp. 1,1 Misgurnus anguillica. and the M. sp.

Now it calls feeding feeding feeding..

Cheers,
Thomas

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November 13, 2011
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Hi Thomas , love the tanks /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

So you used the Misgurnus's to encourage the Cobitis's to eat /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> good idea /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> .

Thomas have you ever kept any of the Botia's , Leptobotias , etc ?

November 13, 2011
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Not really Andy, I bought the Misgurnus a few Month ago with about 7cm. I want to watch them grow and maybe it is a bit more easier to breed them with a younger pair grown up in the tank instead of an adult pair. We will see.

I've kept a few Botia (eg. striata) some years ago but after my restart in 2002 (after a short pause) never more. My main interest stays at the subfamily cobitinae. If I had more space i'm interested in keeping again european fishes eg. gudgeons and I want a tank with Misgurnus fossilis and Umbra krameri. as Matt shows here: http://www.seriouslyfish.com/f.....ums/upload...-1307480416.jpg

November 13, 2011
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Ok, thanks !

Love the Fossilis and the Krameri , can you catch these yourself ?

November 13, 2011
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No, as I know U. krameri doesn't occurs in germany, and it's not legal to catch M. fossilis in germany (and I don't know any locality of them). M. fossilis will bred at least by one pond fish breeder in northgermany, so it is possible to get some.

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Thomas

November 14, 2011
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Nope, no U. krameri in Deutschland but there are some feral populations of U. pygmaea in central areas and all over eastern Belgium. I have locality data for the latter if interested Thomas?

Also, if anyone ever fancies catching some Cobitis in Spain...

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November 15, 2011
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QUOTE (Matt @ Nov 14 2011, 10:46 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope, no U. krameri in Deutschland but there are some feral populations of U. pygmaea in central areas and all over eastern Belgium. I have locality data for the latter if interested Thomas?


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