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Gastromyzon Id

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This topic contains 20 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  andy rushworth 8 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #300692

    Kajsa12
    Participant

    Today I bought a few Gastromyzon sp. for my new hillstream tank.

    I have searched for the right ID for the loaches (KnowledgeBase and loaches.com), but maybe you can help me out.

    One (the right one) looks a little different to me.

    And would this be Gastromyzon scitulus?

    #317681

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    OOOOH! Nice find kajsa!!

    #317688

    torso
    Participant

    very nice find indeed.
    you are right
    g virious – female, male, female and male (background)-
    and g scitulus – male
    as far I can see.
    take some more pics if you want to be shure.
    viriosus are not easy to find- take some more if you have the opportunity
    cheers Charles

    #317689

    Kajsa12
    Participant

    Thanks Charles.

    #317694

    Kajsa12
    Participant

    Didn’t manage to take some decent pictures today, but nevertheless I will show some.

    This is the other spotted one.

    Three together (left one is perhaps a different species?)

    Left one (Could this be G. zebrinus? EDIT:or G. stellatus)

    #317695

    torso
    Participant

    yes. a zebrinus female

    #317827

    Kajsa12
    Participant

    Last week I bought 5 more Gastromyzon.
    A few pics.

    I’m not certain about this one, probably G. ctenocephalus

    Together with G. zebrinus

    G. zebrinus

    #317828

    Kajsa12
    Participant

    G. zebrinus and G. viriosus

    #317830

    Matt
    Keymaster

    New spotted one is G. ctenocephalus for me Henri.

    #317831

    Kajsa12
    Participant

    All this Gastromyzon species are being sold as G. punctulatus.

    #317832

    torso
    Participant

    ctenocephalus, farragus, ocellatus, scitulus, stellatus, viriosus and zebrinus come in as “punctulatus”. sometimes other species – as hypergastromyzon – from the same areas go with. the trade – starting with the catchers – won’t separate the species even if they could. no interest!
    I should get some punctulatus, a sp and embalohensis soon. but not from the trade.

    #317833

    Kajsa12
    Participant

    I always wonder why there is a lack of interest/knowledge in the trade.
    When I walk into a aquariumshop (also the better ones) half of the fishes are incorrectly labeled.

    Hmm, my third zebrinus might be a stellatus.
    What do you think?

    left side

    right side

    #317834

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE (Kajsa12 @ May 14 2010, 08:55 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I always wonder why there is a lack of interest/knowledge in the trade.
    When I walk into a aquariumshop (also the better ones) half of the fishes are incorrectly labeled.

    take that as a blessing – if they would classify them they’d probably double/triple prices

    #317835

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Charles is the one to answer your Q. kajsa. Might need a shot with the tail & dorsal displayed. There is a very fine line between the two for my eye, when the spots become dashes or stripes???? I’ve often wondered if they are the same species or maybe interbreed, but i think it’s been genetically proven they are different.
    Lovely fish you’ve found!!

    #317836

    Kajsa12
    Participant

    Yes, I’m very happy with the hillstream loaches (I hope they’re happy with me, too)
    They’re active and feeding well.
    Most of them are a little shy when I enter the room (they hide between the rocks), but when I don’t move too suddenly, they will emerge and seem to enjoy themselves.

    Would it be wise to get some little Danio sp. (D. choprae or D. kyathit for instance) to keep the hillstream loaches company?
    The tank is 100 x 30 x 40 cm.

    Edit:

    And G. zebrinus/stellatus nr. 4 and 5

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