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Balitora mysorensis

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  • #301964

    madhu
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    Collected these beautiful hill streams on a recent trip.

    Balitora mysorensis

    The Biotope:


    Photos: Nayak

    #346826

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    Very nice

    #346829

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Beautiful! Any other species found there Madhu?

    Welcome to the site, by the way.

    #346833

    madhu
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 17 2012, 02:57 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Beautiful! Any other species found there Madhu?

    Welcome to the site, by the way.

    Mesonemacheilus guntherii

    Acanthocobitis moreh

    Schistura sp. Looks like one of the neilghiriensis complex fish

    Mastacembelus sp.

    Puntius conchonius

    Barilius gatensis

    #346858

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Very nice species all.

    #346873

    madhu
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 21 2012, 04:32 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Very nice species all.
    #346876

    Colin
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    Great selection of species

    #346878

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks Madhu. < {POST_SNAPBACK}>

    Never seen or for that matter never thought they could grow past 3″.

    Good grief, is that SL or TL?

    #346886

    madhu
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 23 2012, 04:07 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Thanks Madhu. /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    #346888

    Colin
    Participant

    LOL yeah I know but it doesn’t make them any prettier

    #346896

    andy rushworth
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    I’ve had Garra’s with these head protrubances and I guess they are a males way of attracting females ? also if you look at them from another fishes stance the effect is of an open mouth full of teeth , we know that the mouth is subterminal and basically used for wrasping ,but to another fish sp/ ?

    #346901

    madhu
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    QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Jan 24 2012, 02:05 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I’ve had Garra’s with these head protrubances and I guess they are a males way of attracting females ? also if you look at them from another fishes stance the effect is of an open mouth full of teeth , we know that the mouth is subterminal and basically used for wrasping ,but to another fish sp/ ?

    I really don’t think the protruberances are something of a sexual dimorphism Andy. We caught around a dozen of those Garras and every specimen had it. But as a defense strategy, they do look like a Piranha mouth.

    #346906

    andy rushworth
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    Hi Madhu ,I kept a small group of the Burmese Red Tailed Garras [latin name escapes me ] I found they would chase each other but without doing any real damage , I’m left with a lone specimen which has never shown its head protrubances since its congeners died ,whether that because its a female or needs conspecifics to interact with ? it does have a bit of a chase around with a small Bengana Behri ,but nothing serious !

    #346908

    Matt
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    QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Jan 24 2012, 08:05 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I kept a small group of the Burmese Red Tailed Garras [latin name escapes me ] I

    Think that one is still undescribed? Where they only ever available the once Andy?

    #346910

    madhu
    Participant

    Not sure Andy. I have always had Garras in small groups and they are pretty much tolerant with conspecifics. The same thing happened with my hillstream loaches too. My bigger Bhavania would always tolerate other hill stream loaches in the same boulder whereas it would just flare & chase away the Glyptothorax. And as with the protrubrarance it looks like it comes off age. Only the full grown ones seem to have it. The juvs had it completely absent and the sub-adults were just starting to get them.

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