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This topic contains 10 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Mark Duffill 8 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #300590

    Bully
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    One of the lfs has had these fish in for a while, they are labelled as “Mackerel barbs” but, I cannot find anything about them, something looks familiar which I cannot put my finger on. The photos were taken with my phone so are terrible, especially as these fish are never stationary.

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    #316931

    Matt
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    Barilius sp. I think. Get some!

    #316932

    Bully
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    Of course….thanks Matt. LFS member of staff told me he was sure they were African which threw me right of the scent. They are lovely even in the stock tank, voracious eaters too. I don’t have a tank for them, unfortunately http://www.google.co.uk/images?sa=3&q=…G=Search+images

    #316933

    Matt
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    I actually started to tackle this genus but wimped out – another taxonomical minefield.

    #316934

    Bully
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    I’ve just been checking out some threads on Petfrd, and there’s some beautiful pics of Graeme’s B. canarensis.

    My largest tank is only 1 metre long, I think too short for these active fish

    #316935

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Can confirm 3′ tank is too small. Think Graeme and I both got supposed B. canarensis from the same batch – had a disaster with mine when returning them to Tom’s shop during the move. They’d grown a fair bit and I underestimated their oxygen requirements. Three subadult specimens per bag not a good idea. /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

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    N0body Of The Goat
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 24 2010, 02:24 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Can confirm 3′ tank is too small. Think Graeme and I both got supposed B. canarensis from the same batch – had a disaster with mine when returning them to Tom’s shop during the move. They’d grown a fair bit and I underestimated their oxygen requirements. Three subadult specimens per bag not a good idea. /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    Its a horrible bump of an old thread, but being an owner of two Opsarius pulchellus (sadly two males, last in superb LFS that apparently had a batch of ~40 in autumn 2009, way before I started the hobby), I could not resist…
    By nitrous0xide at 2010-06-01

    I recently found a nice set of disply pics after trawling the interweb for a while:-
    http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/data/3772opsarius.jpg

    A local shop has a tank of “mackeral barb” which I think I identified as containing Barilus backeri; canarensis (the gorgeous red dorsal and black/white blotchy caudial fins); dogarsinghi (which looks so similar to my guys, just without the red dorasl fin)…

    http://www.youtube.com/v/GN1tUdhgDsw

    Edit: I’m an embedding video novice! Can anyone spot what is incorrect in the code below?

    #318179

    Matt
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    O. pulchellus is one of my favourite species, absolutely marvellous to watch. Hope to keep it again one day!

    #318188

    andy rushworth
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    Yeah I agree they are very nice ,the big two Bakeri and Canarensis from India are really pretty too !

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    N0body Of The Goat
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    QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Jul 5 2010, 08:07 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Yeah I agree they are very nice ,the big two Bakeri and Canarensis from India are really pretty too ! /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />
    Got three Steatocranus casuarius reduced from £8 to £3 each too, clearing out that stock too! /wub.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:wub:” border=”0″ alt=”wub.gif” />

    #318309

    Mark Duffill
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    Some nice bargains there

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