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Hypsibarbus wetmorei

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  • #301694

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    I managed to pick up 3 very nice Hypsibarbus wetmorei yesterday, I have fancied these for a while and they were a good price, I just wish I had grabbed another 3 while I was there



    #345168

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Very nice mark. You’d better hide them from Andy

    #345175

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hope you have a big tank ready for them Mark.

    #345182

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    They are in the 7ft and will be joined later this week by some Leptobotia elongata hopefully

    #345186

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Very cool. Pier getting the latter in?

    #345192

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Aaah the Lemon Finned Barb , good choice Mark

    #345194

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Sep 5 2011, 01:15 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Very cool. Pier getting the latter in?

    Yes and Leptobotia taeniops and a couple of other bits and bobs

    #353656

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I have been updating the Hypsibarbus profiles today and noticed that in both Kottelat’s ‘Fishes of Laos’, and Rainboth’s ‘Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong’, H. wetmorei is mentioned as possessing orange to red pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins. This can be used to distinguish it from its very similar congener H. vernayi, which has yellow pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins.

    These two also share the same distribution and am guessing both appear in the trade, so I wonder if we have been misidentifying the ‘lemon-finned barb’ all these years?

    #353660

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Hi Matt ,I always thought Wetmorei was the Lemon Fin most commonly found in the trade ,although I’d always thought the common name a little odd because to my eyes the fins look yellow ,not lemon which I assume to be a pale yellow Confused  but not orange ! so if we are going by the colour then it would appear that they are indeed Vernayi  ?

    I have in the past kept a couple of H .malcolmi which did have lemon/yellow Frownfins Smile with a reddish outer border on the caudal , very nice !

    Wouldn’t it be great if these books had colour pics of the fish at different stages of their lives/size ! there would be less room for confusion .

    #353677

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks Andy, it certainly would, yeah! I’ve included the yellow-finned fish as H. vernayi for the time being.

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