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Canthophrys gongota

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  • #301198

    Matt
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    Just checking this combination is correct? It seems to be from the references but the name doesn’t appear to have caught on. Anyone know why?

    #341662

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ok.

    #341667

    keith565
    Participant

    nope, sorry

    #341671

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    When did it change from somileptes Matt?

    I have never even seen a living one Matt let alone kept them

    #341693

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (Mark Duffill @ Mar 12 2011, 10:47 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    When did it change from somileptes Matt?

    1998! Ref. (which I don’t have) is: Kottelat, M. 1998. On the valid generic names for the Indian fishes usually referred to Salmostoma and Somileptes (Teleostei: Cyprinidae and Cobitidae). Journal of South Asian Natural History v. 3

    #341766

    The.Dark.One
    Member

    Looks like Kottelat is right from looking at type species designations on COF.

    I’ve never kept them but did see them once at BAS (albeit almost fully hidden under sand apart from the eyes). My recollection is being told they were very difficult to keep alive for a long time but can’t remember for sure.

    #341767

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    I think you are right Steve, I only know of a couple of people that have kept them longterm, from what I recall they need very fine sand and dont do well with many tankmates other than maybe pangio etc because they wont get food which is another thing if I remember right because they only take live food but will take frozen after a while but I dont think they will entertain pellets etc.

    #341768

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers gents. Think Hayath has kept it so might ask him to chip in here.

    #342330

    hayath
    Participant

    My first post here, took a while coming

    Cheers,
    Hayath

    #342351

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks Hayath, very useful. < {POST_SNAPBACK}>

    Canthophrys is something we haven’t associated with this fish. Also came in as the Somileptes gongota.

    Do you know if there’s any reason the name change isn’t being followed? In Europe and the United States it seems to have been accepted?

    #342364

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    I think I’ll be a Goby , no I’ll be a Mud Skipper , nah I’ll stay as a Loach ? what a wonderfully strange fish /wub.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:wub:” border=”0″ alt=”wub.gif” />

    #346273

    vyastk
    Member

    QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Apr 16 2011, 07:38 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I think I’ll be a Goby , no I’ll be a Mud Skipper , nah I’ll stay as a Loach ? what a wonderfully strange fish /wub.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:wub:” border=”0″ alt=”wub.gif” />

    Been having this fish for a couple of years now ..Needs fine sand and will take any food (including pellets) which its sifts through along with the sand .

    Trick is to ensure food reaches the gravel. Hard to spot in the tank since it is always buried in the gravel.

    A poor pic I took yesterday…Shows what i see of this fairly large specimen ~4″

    #346276

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Hi Vyastk ,wonder if the behaviour is the same if kept in a group ?

    #346279

    beta
    Participant

    QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Nov 27 2011, 03:56 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Vyastk ,wonder if the behaviour is the same if kept in a group ?

    Hi Andy,
    I have 4 in my tank and they are mostly buried in the sand as well.

    PS: Where did you disappear? Andrew has been testing us with a fish quiz everyday on FB!

    #346280

    vyastk
    Member

    Andy,

    Havent kept them in a large group..Twice as Loners…

    Regards
    Vyas T K

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