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This topic contains 19 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  torso 7 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #300612

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Anyone keeping/has kept any?

    #317097

    mickthefish
    Participant

    I have B kweichowensis Matt, i’ve found it’s a fish that likes to stay hidden until food goes in the tank then it’s all over the place, it has S lineolata in with it that are slightly smaller than it and the Beaufortia rules the roost against them.
    i’ve only seen them in shops as contaminants never a full shipment of them.

    mick

    #317100

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks Mick, don’t suppose you’ve got a pic or two (you knew it was coming

    #317102

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    I have had a couple of B kweichowensis, like Micks mine would be happy to come out at feeding time and boss the lineolata and gastromyzons about but they met their match when I added the Sewellia sp spotted, the spotties took a particular disliking to the Beaufortia’s and I soon found both dead and not long after my gastromyzons started following.

    A shop I call into regularly gets “Hong Kong plecs” in on more or less every other shipment and they are always B kweichowensis, it is only on the last couple of shipments they have received some Sewellia as contaminants.

    This is the only Beaufortia pic I have:

    #317103

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hmm cheers Mark. The hmm because the Fishbase pic for B. kweichowensis looks different.

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    #317106

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    That pic of yours Matt also looks very similar to the fishbase photo of Beaufortia leveretti /wacko.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:wacko:” border=”0″ alt=”wacko.gif” />

    #317107

    mickthefish
    Participant

    looking through our norm size book it lists them as leveretti kweichowensis and there’s also leveretti leveretti?.
    my fish isthe same as Mark’s.

    mick

    #317128

    torso
    Participant

    ]hi Matt
    that’s the only b leveretti pic I know. fine spotting. all others are kweichowensis. do you want some? actually I’m keeping about 20 specimen with different coulours.
    may be Zhou hang has some? we’ll see
    cheers Charles

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    #317130

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Charles thanks for the great images! What are the defining characteristics for B. kweichowensis?

    Would love some but no way to put any tanks here at the moment. Why do you mention Zhou? You think he might have solid pics of B. leveretti?

    #317134

    torso
    Participant

    I waiting for my first leveretti myself. there is one fact against the presence in the trade: the importers knwow only one species, not larger than 7 cm. and it’s always the same species. in germany and switzerland it’s the most common in the LFS’s . so I’ve seen hundreds. sometimes I get even phones after incoming of shippments with ill looking specimen. that’s the only moment when a confusion is comprehensible: they all look pale and the spots are not distinct.
    the one pic shown which could show a different species: more flattened, (up to 12 cm) large and with finer spots. but: real news would be an identified specimen of leveretti. chinese scinetific listings of species in different regions even remark sometimes “doubtful”
    kweichowensis has – in good mood – clear and well defined, large spots which can form a “net”, others show single dark spots. there are specimen with a brown, green or red-brown solour, may be due to regional differences. but as the collectors keep the places secret – there is no way to know more. yous see: facts are rare.
    AMAZONAS-magazine of mai/june is about “Flossensauger”=bodysuckers, from beaufortia to sinogastromyzon and there should be some pictures (Zhou and others).
    cheers Charles

    #317139

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Here are the only two pics from Zhou I have:

    B. szechuanensis

    B. cf. kweichowensis

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    #317148

    torso
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Mar 8 2010, 04:54 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Thanks Mick, don’t suppose you’ve got a pic or two (you knew it was coming
    #317150

    Matt
    Keymaster

    So we should include this spotted fish as B. kweichowensis without being sure Charles? Or are we sure?

    #317152

    torso
    Participant

    sure? as long I can’t read chinese

    #317161

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Charles my missus can speak some Chinese. If you have any papers I can try and get them translated.

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