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Channa Sp. assam Aka Lal Cheng

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    Matt
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    Well it’s about time I showed some pictures of my own fish. This is a currently undescribed species of dwarf Channa from India. In nature these have a quite amazing life cycle, spending part of the year living in a particular kind of flower that fills with water! As you can see I’ve managed to breed these, as far as I know the only successful spawning in the UK to date. Would love to hear of others’ experiences with them.

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    keith565
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    amazing pics. and stunning fish.
    i know a shop selling what looks almost identical to these. the name was channa pulchra. could it be the same fish?

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    becca11
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    QUOTE(Matt @ Mar 27 2008, 05:03 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    As you can see I’ve managed to breed these, as far as I know the only successful spawning in the UK to date /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #304722

    Matt
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    Keith! What are you doing here? Shouldn’t you be sipping some home-brewed Turkish moonshine and looking for aquatic lifeforms? No these aren’t Channa pulchra, although it is a similar species. C. Pulchra grows much larger and looks totally different if you view the two side-by-side.

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    becca11
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    QUOTE(Matt @ Mar 27 2008, 05:54 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Keith! What are you doing here? Shouldn’t you be sipping some home-brewed Turkish moonshine and looking for aquatic lifeforms?

    I thought Keith said he was leaving on friday(tomorrow)? I could be wrong though..

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    Matt
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    Keith I think you have a stalker

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    becca11
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    Shhh! Matt! Your not supposed to tell him..

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    keith565
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    lol. i’ve got a few stalkers /tongue.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:p” border=”0″ alt=”tongue.gif” />
    we fly tomorrow afternoon. so will soon be tasting the local delicacy. oh and the beers.

    #304729

    Matt
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    This is Channa pulchra. Those prominent orange markings on the body and peppering of black spots on the dorsal surface help to distinguish it from other similar Channa. I also reckon the black markings suggest that this species is quite closely related to Channa stewartii, although I’ve not seen the description paper yet. Hopefully I’ll manage to nab a copy soon.

    Keith these are Colin Dunlop’s fish. I must admit I swiped the pics off Petfrd…ahem.

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    keith565
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    i’m certain those are not the ones in the shop. i will get some pics after my hols.
    oh, i will certainly enjoy them,

    #304732

    becca11
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    Matt, Just admit it, your just jelous that I get to stalk Keith, and you don’t..

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    keith565
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    ooooh, now i AM scared.lmao

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    becca11
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    #304740

    Matt
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    Keith will you just go and stop making us all jealous!

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    becca11
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    Oh shush. I’m no stalker…

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