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Lepidocephalichthys spp.

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  • #300532

    Thomas
    Member

    Hi,

    What do you think about this Loaches? I would say the genus is Lepidocephalichthys, but the biggest were about 14cm/5,5 Inch. I never heard about a Lepidocephalichthys with such a length. I’ve only one pair (I bought ten, but eight died in the first time), the male is 8,5cm/3,3 Inch, the female 9,5cm/3,7 Inch.


    Left is the male.


    Male is in the front

    They came in trade as Lepidocephalichthys cf. berdmorei

    Any ideas?

    Thomas

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    #316357

    mickthefish
    Participant

    hi Thomas, in our show guide size it has guntea at 150mm SL, i have one lone berdmori which measures the same as your female.

    mick

    #316369

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I thought berdmorei was supposed to be the biggest species but never heard of one that size…

    #316370

    Thomas
    Member

    Hi Mick and Matt,

    yes, first I thought they have Misgurnus in the same tank, but no, it was the same species but really huge. It’s a pitty that I don’t take some of the biggest.

    It could be an undescribed species of course.

    Thomas

    #318087

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thomas do you have any idea where these were exported from?

    P.s. – changed the topic title slightly as I’m working on this genus now so will add in questions on other species here. Hope you don’t mind.

    #318088

    Thomas
    Member

    Maybe Myanmar, but I’m not sure…

    #318115

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ok thanks.

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    #318135

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ok I now know the ones I posted above are an undescribed species from Vietnam which is actually a bummer as it means we have no pics of L. hasselti!

    #318152

    Nonn
    Participant

    Here is picture of L. kranos, a newly described species from Thailand. Please feel free to use this image in your species profile.

    http://www.siamensis.org/sites/default/fil….jpg?1277657944

    #318153

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thank you Nonn!

    #318373

    Matt
    Keymaster

    A new species from the Mekong basin has been described – L. zeppelini:

    Paper available here.

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    #318401

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Is aquarium behaviour of L. thermalis similar to the others? Completely forgot to add it for some reason…

    #318402

    Thomas
    Member

    basically yes. In my experience the different species can differ in their shyness. The shiest species here was the Lepidocephalichthys sp. ‘LE1’ (KB-Name). Sometimes I couldn’t lure them with food.

    #318403

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks Thomas, what’s the largest size you’ve known L. thermalis to attain?

    #318407

    Thomas
    Member

    My biggest females are not more than 6cm. From other keepers I’ve read that thermalis can grow up to 8cm. All TL

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