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Macropodus spp. maximum size (SL)

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  • #303794

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Can anyone shed some light here? Sources such as Fishbase say 50 – 65 mm depending on species, but hobbyist literature frequently mentions sizes of 10 cm+. Presumably the latter is TL, i.e., including caudal fin plus filaments?

    #355119

    torso
    Participant

    TL, Matt. I’ve kept had M. opercularis in a large pond in summer, more than 12 cm TL counting the filaments of the tail fin. But 12 cm TL proximal from snout to tail for M. opercualris, M. spechti and M. ocellatus is a good size, hardly to be exceeded.

    I haven’t kept the other spp

    #355123

    Dana
    Participant

    Hi Matt,

    my M. opercularis also didn´t exceed 11-12 cm TL (SL 6-7 cm) and M. spechti stayed even 1 cm smaller.

    Here some pics

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    #355127

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks guys, and to Dana for the great pics!! Ok to add them to the profile?

    So, 11-12 cm TL = 8-9 cm SL?

    #355128

    Dana
    Participant

    Of course, you can use the pics.

    I would rather say TL 11-12 cm = 7-8 cm SL

    #355129

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thank you very much Dana. 🙂 Your fish look like the ‘real’ M. spechti whereas many of those seen around the web appear to be M. erythropterus with red pigmentation in the dorsal, anal, and caudal fins.

    #355130

    Stefan
    Member

    The latter was a synonym, is it now a valid taxon again? 

    #355133

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yeah, reference is: Herder, F., J. Huykebrouck and K. Busse. 2010. Catalogue of type specimens of fishes in the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn. Bonn zoological Bulletin 59: 109-136.

    You want a copy?

    #355134

    Stefan
    Member

    Yes please 🙂 

    #355137

    Dana
    Participant

    offtopic: Matt, should I post, or should I send you some few average quality pics of Betta strohi, B. unimaculata and B. ocellata?

    #355139

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Please post away! Laugh

    #355141

    Dana
    Participant

    ok. 🙂

     

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    Betta unimaculata Muara Wahau

     

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    Betta ocellata Tawau Kampong Imam (sorry for the very bad quality)

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    #355144

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Brilliant, thank you Dana!

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