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Gonoproktopterus curmuca=karnataka

Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes Gonoproktopterus curmuca=karnataka

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    andy rushworth
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    My reputation as a keeper of silver fish is solidified yet again /thumbs_up.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:thumbsup:” border=”0″ alt=”thumbs_up.gif” /> they remind me a little of marine Goat Fish ?

    The colouration is actually quite nice apart from the caudal tips being black and orange/red ,the fins also have a pleasing yellowish tint

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    #343732

    Fevz
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    Cute looking fish. Do you only have one specimen? The back of my brains tells me that this is a shoal type of fish

    #343734

    Mark Duffill
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    Lovely fish Andy

    #343766

    Matt
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    Is the genus name confirmed Andy, and is there some confusion surrounding the species name too?

    #343839

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    I think so yes ,but not certain of the detail’s

    #344486

    Shankar
    Member

    Lovely fishes, Andy!

    In the wild, I have seen them in schools of 3 to 6 fish. Recently, I did get a chance to tape a video of them in the wild. Will post that sometime soon.

    I refer these as Indian native Xenotilapia, for the typical behaviour. : )

    #344487

    andy rushworth
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    Oooh that sounds great Shankar /wub.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:wub:” border=”0″ alt=”wub.gif” /> .

    Shankar whats the largest specimen you have seen ?

    Hi Fevz ,I keep five of them ,nice temprement they are too !

    #344503

    Shankar
    Member

    The biggest one I’ve seen till date was about 15 inches approx. The tail colouration was still very much prominent even at that size. I’ve heard they grow even bigger.

    #344506

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Hi Shankar , 15 inches wow ,now that would be a sight ,I’d heard even bigger , up to a metre ? but then people started thinking that the sp/s had been mixed up hence causing confusion ?

    As for mine I’ll be happy if they make 20cms

    #344536

    Shankar
    Member

    To my raw eyes, both curmuca and kolus look the same. : (

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