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Botia Rostrata And Dario

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  • #299822

    Mark Duffill
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    Botia rostrata

    Botia dario

    #310629

    Matt
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    Amazing the differences in patterning of the rostratas.

    #310633

    Mark Duffill
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    There is quite a difference in all the ones I have Matt, these are the others:



    #310636

    Malti
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    a n00b question…is difference in pattern like different finnage colour in bettas?

    #310661

    Mark Duffill
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    Rostrata in particular do seem to throw up more pattern variations than other loach’s the true reason for this isn’t clear, yoyo’s also throw quite a few pattern variations.

    Someone once said it could possibly be regional variations but all of these in my pictures were from the same shipment from the same location so unless fish from different areas had congregated into one area it becomes less likely.

    #310689

    andy rushworth
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    Is the fish in the third pic one of the Rostrata labelled fish that came in with Histrionica ?

    I must add that there is a lot of variation in the Indian Rostrata’s , some people think that they are collected from different locations , and then mixed at the holding stations ! I suppose this would possibly explain the variable colours and patterns , but I think Rostrata’s appear to be a fish that goes through a few changes as it grows !

    The Darkone did a great piece of work on the Botias of India and Burma , well worth a read if this is your interest !

    #310691

    Mark Duffill
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    QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Oct 3 2008, 04:18 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Is the fish in the third pic one of the Rostrata labelled fish that came in with Histrionica ?

    That fish Andy actually came into my posession as one of two fish that both looked similar at the time.

    The front fish is the one in the 3rd photo:

    The back fish developed to look like this:

    And now looks like this:

    #310693

    Matt
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    Superb sequence Mark.

    #310733

    andy rushworth
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    Hi Mark great pics ! Would it be fair to say that the fish in the background is a Kubotai , so the fish in question would be from Burma , I seem to think these fish came in with Histrionica’s originally , and were labelled as Rostrata sp/ ? my guess is that they are different to the true Indian Rostrata’s !

    #310738

    Mark Duffill
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    QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Oct 4 2008, 11:45 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Mark great pics ! Would it be fair to say that the fish in the background is a Kubotai , so the fish in question would be from Burma , I seem to think these fish came in with Histrionica’s originally , and were labelled as Rostrata sp/ ? my guess is that they are different to the true Indian Rostrata’s !

    Yeah that is my feeling as well Andy, there is something very similar listed in the Loaches online species index and it is labelled as “Botia unknown03 ( Botia sp. aff. rostrata)”.

    There are definitely differences between this fish and my actual rostrata mainly in body shape with this not being as deep bodied and it certainly doesn’t look like its going to grow as big as the rostratas.

    #310744

    dunc
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    Can you all stop posting pictures of your loaches please? I’m really starting to like them

    #310746

    mickthefish
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    here’s one of my rostrata which has the usual pattern which is two bars.
    it’s starting to get a few small white spots in a few of the bars.

    mick

    #310750

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Lol Dunc buddy first danios and now loaches…you’re turning to the dark side, or Central and Southeastern Asia at least.

    #310751

    dunc
    Keymaster

    I know

    #310753

    Mike
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    Great pics of beautiful loaches.

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