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Kottelatlimia pristes

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  • #302978

    Thomas
    Member

    Hi,

     

    This is my second try with this species. Came in as K. hipporhynchos from Ruinemans (wholesaler from netherland) The pic on their page is showing another Kottelatlimia. So I ordered a few at my LFS and today I could get them. 2 males and 4 females.

    My first try ~ 6 years ago was ended after 8 or 9 days. Then were all died.

    Reckon this time works better!

     

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    Cheers,

    Thomas

    #351973

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Good luck with them Thomas! My k. hipporhynchos lasted several months but are all gone, as far as I know anyway.

    #351980

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Best of luck Thomas, they look to be in relatively good condition?

    Edit: have added a couple of these pics to the species profile. Smile

    #351982

    Thomas
    Member

    Thanksguys! Yes, they aren’t in top condition, but I’m confident. At the moment they still sit in tap water.

    They’re starting to search a bit around. Till now I couldn’t notice any feeding. Sure it’s only a thing of time :)

    #351983

    Thomas
    Member

    As I said, a matter of time… Cool

    #351985

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Very good. :)

    #352035

    Thomas
    Member

    They’ve settled down and it looks good. Slowly burrowing through the sand.

     

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    #353714

    Thomas
    Member

    Sadly after a few weeks all of the “second try Kottelatlimia” died.

    yesterday I got the chance to try it again… 8 tiny Kottelatlima in a small tank and this time with uv-sterilization.

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    #353715

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Good luck with them Thomas! Mine are long gone also. Nice little fish!

    #353713

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Good luck Thomas! I wonder if this is naturally a short-lived species.

    #353776

    Thomas
    Member

    I don’t know Matt, but I could imagine they live up to five years, same as Lepidocephalichthys do. Or shorter?

    At least till now I have only two losses, and it looks not too bad. Two times I have seen that a male (?) “attached” to a female and swim a short time (a very short time) with her side by side. The female wasn’t a big fan of it…

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     Last pic is from today.

    #353767

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    “The female wasn’t a big fan of it…”   Laugh

    #353787

    oaken
    Participant

    Some really good pictures there. Best of luck with them!

    #353813

    Barb Man
    Participant

    Awesome pics guys and my Acantopsis dialuzona hide for a few months before he started to come out now he shows up at night or during feeding time. He also hides when there is a build up of algae or debris. They don’t like low quality water. Also he comes out more now that I have some white clouds to fill in the empty space, like in the profile pages it says that they come out when other fish are present because it means there aren’t any predators around.

    Maybe that was just me stating the obvious but that’s what I’ve seen and I believe my species is closely related to all of the ones pictured, hopefully this helps newbies looking to house any loaches that acts like these.

    Barb man

    #354830

    Thomas
    Member

    Five of them are still alive (I hope…) :)

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