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  • #301151

    Hokum
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    Been watching a series on the BBC, about Madagascar, and I wondered with all the unique animals, what about the fish? I assume they have unique and interesting fish? Anyone know of any?

    #341167

    Mark Duffill
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    The first ones that would jump straight to mind are Madagsacan rainbows which are stunning fish, Paretroplus maculatus, Paretroplus menarambo even six species of Malagasy crayfish.

    The problem is that the native species are under serious threat because like everywhere else introduced species like Channa, Tilapia and Gambusia are decimating native populations and areas of native vegetation are been removed for rice paddies causing loss of habitat, its amazing how much isnt shown in programmes like this

    #341170

    Hokum
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    QUOTE (Mark Duffill @ Feb 18 2011, 10:23 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    removed for rice paddies causing loss of habitat, its amazing how much isnt shown in programmes like this
    #341179

    The paratilapias are an interesting group of cichlids.

    http://www.cichlidae.com/article.php?id=117

    QUOTE (Hokum @ Feb 18 2011, 03:48 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Been watching a series on the BBC, about Madagascar, and I wondered with all the unique animals, what about the fish? I assume they have unique and interesting fish? Anyone know of any?

    #341182

    coelacanth
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    The Beeb seem to have a blind spot when it comes to fish in general, unless they’re being eaten by something else.

    In the case of the Rainbows, previously it was assumed that it was due to colonisation by an oceanic atherinid ancestor but the close relationship with Melanotaeniids is now taken to assume that it is from a Gondawanan distribution.
    The alternative would I think indicate that there was a marine ancestral group to both Melanotaeniid and Bedotiids that subsequently had the bad luck to go extinct right across the Indo-Pacific.

    #341191

    hachge
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    [You have also 3 nices killifish endangered

    #341192

    Colin
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    Yeah – what Pete said… Documentaries in general seem to gloss over fish full stop! Also, typical BEEB documentary with very little actual information about the species shown, just lots of pretty pictures

    #345657

    Jaguar
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    I had a lovely breeding pair P. Polleni, but had to get rid of when I closed all my tanks down. Beautiful fish if you can get them for a large species tank.

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