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European Minnow – Phoxinus phoxinus

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  • #303366

    Thomas
    Member

    Hi,

     

    A nice surprise, a few weeks ago I got a small group Phoxinus phoxinus from a small river near my hometown.
    Really nice fishes (for non cobitidae loaches Wink) and I hope I can see them next year in breeding condition!

     

    phox_phox9.jpgphox_phox10.jpgphox_phox11.jpgphox_phox12.jpgphox_phox13.jpg

     

    Cheers,

    Thomas

    #353450

    Thomas
    Member

    And of course the minnows aren’t all…

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    #353453

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Very very nice Thomas! Did you collect the loaches as well, and how many of each do you have?

    #353454

    Thomas
    Member

    Not collected by myself, but I’ve 4 minnows and 11 loaches, both from the same source.

    #353465

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Do you have a special plan to keep the water cold or room temperature is sufficient?

    Here are some Spanish minnows from different places. :)

    Riu Besòs

    P.-phoxinus-Besos.jpg

    Riu Noguera Pallaresa

    P.-phoxinus-Noguera-Pallaresa.jpg

    Riu Llobregat

    P.-phoxinus-Llobregat.jpg

    Aigüestortes National Park (Riu Noguera de Tor; Segre drainage)

    P.-phoxinus-Aiguestortes.jpg

     

    #353466

    Thomas
    Member

    No really plans, overwintering in my cellar and hoping for the best…

     

    The third pic is P. bigerri, rigth? I’ve seen this pic in another thread of you? Are the others also bigerri?

     

    Two pics from the q-tank:

    Bar_bar13.jpgBar_bar14.jpg

     

    #353483

    Matt
    Keymaster

    They are cool – still to find Barbatula over here. :-/

    Am unsure on the Phoxinus ids. Used to think that was P. bigerri as well but it seems it may not occur as far east as the Llobregat basin.

    #354225

    Thomas
    Member

    The speed of the development of the Phoxinus male is slow, very slow. But at least there is one male!

    05.01.2015

    Phoxinus5.jpg

    25.01.2015

    Phoxinus7.jpg

     10.02.2015

    Phoxinus8.jpg

     13.02.2015

     Phoxinus9.jpg

    21.02.2015 (with whirled sand…)

    Phoxinus10.jpg

    Cheers,

    Thomas

    #354231

    Barb Man
    Participant

    Those are very cool indeed. Is it possible to order some like Matt showed from anywhere? I think they would be a very cool addition to a native tank from the U.S. the fish probably have similar needs and the climate is almost the same depending where in Spain you’re talking about. I hear the south of Spain is just like Washington. How do you all go about collecting? I haven’t really ever tried for like an expedition but this summer I would like to look for something. Possibly Novumbra hubbsi. I still have the three spines stickle back in my back yard pond and thought he would like some company. I don’t really know what kinds of minnows there are that I could get here in the states and there are sure to be collection permits I need to look into

    #354232

    kim m
    Participant

    Cool little fishes. Never kept them, but 200 metres from my father in laws house there is a stream where I have observed Phoxinus phoxinus. Just have to bring a net sometime :)

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