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Chembarambakkam Lake ( Chennai, India )

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  • #320099

    Shankar
    Member

    Welcome, mate.

    It’s a sheer pleasure to go out on fishing expeditions.

    #320102

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Wonerful Shankar! Doesn’t get any better than shots in the wild! What are you using for an underwater camera?

    #320105

    Shankar
    Member

    QUOTE (plaamoo @ Dec 26 2010, 08:54 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Wonerful Shankar! Doesn’t get any better than shots in the wild! What are you using for an underwater camera?

    Thanks for the appreciation. Mine is a waterproof camera. Olympus Tough 8010.

    #320107

    Colin
    Participant

    Nice to see the videos of the natural habitat!!!

    #320446

    Shankar
    Member

    Thanks Colin.

    Matt, here’s another pic of the filamentosus for you. This was from the trip done yesterday.

    PS: The above is an assortment of dead Barbs from a fisherman’s catch. I didn’t kill them.

    #320452

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Hi Shankar great pic ,even in death the colours are stunning !

    I’ll try guessing at the names /thumbs_up.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:thumbsup:” border=”0″ alt=”thumbs_up.gif” />

    #320454

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Amazing colours.

    #320458

    Shankar
    Member

    Thanks Andy! You are right on all the IDs, except for G. thomassi. Puntius dorsalis it is.

    Matt, Gambusia is practically found in all the waters where the humans live here. About 3000 nos of Hemichromis sp found their way out from the flood affected fish farm about 3 years back. These are reported from 2 lakes in Chennai, presently. But, since most of our lakes are inter-connected by canals, I am sure these should be wide-spread all over Chennai. And these being exceptionally good parents, make the chances of their survival even more stronger. : (

    #320470

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XSoRof7RYAM/SaPL…han_puntius.jpg

    Hi Shankar , I posted a pic of P.kelumi a Sri lankan fish which used to be sold as P.dorsalis in the trade , there was also another rarer fish that would sometimes appear in these shipments ,it was more bronze/brownish in colour it also had a black slash on the edge of the gils , that fish is in Pethyagodas book as P.dorsalis , but looks a little different to the fish in your pic ? do you have any aquarium live pics of your Dorsalis /rolleyes.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:rolleyes:” border=”0″ alt=”rolleyes.gif” /> sadly Sri lankan fishes are now rare in the trade /huh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:huh:” border=”0″ alt=”huh.gif” /> .

    #320479

    Shankar
    Member

    Andy, the only other dorsalis pic that I have, has been posted in the previous page of this thread. Will click a live specimen in a photography tank, in my next trip.

    #320485

    Shankar
    Member

    A few pictures from another trip to the lake.

    Puntius conchonius

    Well camouflaged Hemichromis

    Badis badis with some bright colours

    Pleco

    Another badis

    Channa punctatus

    Lepidocephalichthys sp – ID help needed.

    And a couple of underwater videos as well.

    Colisa lalia – Guess it has moved on to a new genus now.

    And this bold Badis badis in ‘non-turbulent’ waters View Original Movie

    #320486

    Stefan
    Member

    Ah brilliant Shankar! Badis really aren’t afraid of anything; a lone male would invade a country if he could

    #320490

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Shankar , look forward to that , thanks .

    #320510

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Mental to see Hemichromis and Trichogaster (yep new genus) in the same habitat! Anyone know which pleco that is?

    #320511

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 11 2011, 12:59 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Mental to see Hemichromis and Trichogaster (yep new genus) in the same habitat! Anyone know which pleco that is?

    To see an invasive species like that saddens me, really.

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