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Lepidocephalichthys annandalei

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This topic contains 61 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  Thomas 2 years, 8 months ago.

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  • #300553

    torso
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    hi
    some weeks ago I saw “lepidocephalichthys sp “peacock” on the tropicwater.eu stocklist, asked for more infos everywhere, because id was not possible. and together with s. speciosa: voilà some specimen. at first sight at least two different species and due to Thomas sublime knowledge I had suddenly three species in a little tank: acanthocobitis sp (young botia or urophtalma?), schistura savona and
    lepidocephalichthys annandalei Chaudhuri 1912

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    #316477

    Plaamoo
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    Nice Charles! The fish in the top 3 pics/bottom 2pics look quite different except for the spot on the tail. Is this M/F? Do they change with their mood?
    I also have schistura savona, 2 perpetually gravid females left. I’d like to find a male for them but haven’t seen them since I got these almost 2 years ago.

    #316485

    Matt
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    The caudal-fin patterning is fantastic!

    #316486

    torso
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    Charles do you think Acanthocobitis urophthalmus is in the trade?
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    hi Matt
    the specimen is too small to decide, so Thomas suggested “young” a. botia or urophtalmus. I hadn’t an idea anyway.
    cheers charles

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    #316487

    Matt
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    Hi Charles I don’t know if these all came in the same shipment but L. annandalei and S. savona are native to northern India which is within the range of A. botia. A. urophthalmus is a bit of a mystery to me which is why we don’t have a profile at the moment – I would LOVE to see a copy of Pethiyagoda’s book on Sri Lankan fishes but have been unable to find a copy in the libraries here.

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    Thomas
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    The caudal-fin patterning is fantastic!
    #316489

    torso
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    attachment=2370:lepidoce…DSC_0440.jpg
    ]i Matt
    they all came in the same shippment, but this is only one argument as they mix all that looks like. the name “peacock” is well done but I’m shure they hadn’t the slightest idea about the right species. on the other hand they were able to give the right indication of lepidocephalichthys. strange. with acanthocobitis: I tend to botia, seems closer to the adult markings. we’ll see.

    whenever I cross that book …
    the markings: looks coherent. I tried a better picture and worked on it

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    #316490

    Matt
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    Hi Thomas, thanks for the info. 🙂 Charles yeah it seems to be the only species with two caudal spots right?

    Edit – plus the two ‘v’ shapes – couldn’t see the second (outer) one before but now yes.

    #316496

    Mark Duffill
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    Lovely fish as always Charles

    #316513

    andy rushworth
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    Hi Charles ,a few years ago I had some of the L.annandalei , and mine looked different to the fish in your pic ! mine looked exactly the same as the pic in Tekriwal and Rao’s Ornamental Aquarium Fish Of India on page 94 your fish appears to be a little shorter in the body ,and the face and caudal markings appear different ?

    B t w your fish is absolutely gorgeous

    #316520

    torso
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    hi andy
    I don’t know that book – yet. I’ll try to figure out.
    mine are small, about 3.5-4 cm, but I have no idea if they could change that much. do you have pictures of yours? and infos of course?

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    Matt
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    I’ll try to scan the page Andy is referring to now.

    #316522

    andy rushworth
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    Hi Charles sadly no pics ,it was a long time ago !

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    Matt
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    Sorry technical issue! Here it is.

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    #316524

    Thomas
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    Now it’s your turn Charles, let them grow and show us how they change their appearance.

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