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  • #300249

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Anyone with any experience or knowledge of this bugger?


    Pic: HW Choy

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    #314282

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Hi Matt , I have seen them at BAS they are what could only be described as micro barbs , tiny little things , I seem to remember another tiny barb B.sylvaticus coming in at the same time as these ,not sure about the husbandry really , these are for the micro fish fanciers , although there aren’t many African barbs in the hobby , its a pity as there are some real beautys !

    #314291

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I’ve only kept ‘B.fasciolatus of the African barbs.

    #314296

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Nice ! another tiny barb ,there was a pic in one of the early Baench atlas’s the pic was labelled as a Rasbora , but was a Sylvaticus !

    Not certain Matt but I think its either Barbus or Barbodes ?

    For me one of the nicest of the Africans is B.holotaenia , with its strong black lateral band ,and its eye is a beautiful red along the top

    #314299

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hi Andy I checked on sylvaticus and it’s in ‘Barbus‘; seems there are only two species in Barboides. Shame about your holotaenia, they look like lovely fish. Haven’t you seen them again since?

    I’m after the following papers if anyone can help:

    Loiselle, P.V. and R.L. Welcomme 1971 Two new species of Barbus (Pisces: Cyprinidae) from southeastern Dahomey. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 83(1-2):1-15.

    and

    Conway, K.W. and T. Moritz 2006 Barboides britzi, a new species of miniature cyprinid from Benin (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae), with a neotype designation for B. gracilis. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 17(1):73-84.

    #314317

    retro_gk
    Participant

    I have a copy of the Conway paper lying around somewhere. Let me look it up. The other paper will probably have to be scanned from a print copy. I’ll see if that can be arranged.

    BTW, we need to get Chuck N (Manuran on petfrd) over here for these discussions. He has been collecting in West Africa quite a bit and has an envious collection of these fish.

    #314324

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Paul Loiselle has kindly offered to send me printed copies of both papers but if you can get hold of PDFs that’d be swell Rahul.

    #314329

    pablito
    Participant

    QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Jun 25 2009, 05:43 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Matt , I have seen them at BAS they are what could only be described as micro barbs , tiny little things , I seem to remember another tiny barb B.sylvaticus coming in at the same time as these ,not sure about the husbandry really , these are for the micro fish fanciers , although there aren’t many African barbs in the hobby , its a pity as there are some real beautys !

    I take these haven’t enough silver in them Andy?

    #314334

    andy rushworth
    Participant

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    #314355

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Is this the Pablito with the short shorts and shiny black vest ?

    #314356

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Sounds like a Friday night on Canal Street!

    #320258

    Humunuku
    Participant

    I’m allowing myself to pick up this thread to brag about my recent spawning.

    First I got hold of two specimens one year ago in Copenhagen, but I unfortunately lost them in the spring. I guess they where old as they had been in the shop for one year before I got them.

    Then I was lucky to get hold of a group of eight specimens during the Oklungen/Poecilia weekend i June. Mark from UK had brought them with him for the informal auction, and I was a heavy bidder. 🙂

    I placed them in a 12-litre with moss, bogwood and fine sand. I used peatfiltered water < =pH5 and fed them mostly baby brine shrimp and microworms. Some weeks ago I decided to move them in case there was some eggs to be hatched. Based on the experience that fry appears when parents move. Then I discovered that there was one specimen that was only half the size of the others, so this must have been born in the tank. Then I moved them to a longer 17-litre tank and after a couple of weeks I discovered a couple of tiny fry. Now I’m counting eight. 🙂
    I’m noticing that the smalles ones are feeding on the biofilm/algae on the tank sides, while the larger ones accepts microworms. BBS is still to large.

    #320259

    Stefan
    Member

    May I have a copy of this:

    Conway, K.W. and T. Moritz 2006 Barboides britzi, a new species of miniature cyprinid from Benin (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae), with a neotype designation for B. gracilis. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 17(1):73-84.

    Congrats on your spawning H.!! Well done and keep pouring in the info please.

    #320261

    Humunuku
    Participant

    I’ve got some Lo-Q videos.

    #320265

    Stefan
    Member

    Really nice, thanks for showing those.

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