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  • #301138

    keith565
    Participant

    picked up half a dozen barbs today, bought as pentazona but i think they may be hexazona.
    will upload video/pics asap.

    #341040

    Malti
    Participant

    the 6 banded tiger barb?

    #341095

    keith565
    Participant

    could well be. here is a short video of them in the shops tank. sorry about the view, thought my phone would self adjust it,lol.

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    #341097

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Video not working Keith but I’ve adjusted the image.

    #341100

    keith565
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 16 2011, 09:24 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Video not working Keith but I’ve adjusted the image.


    hmm, i wonder if it’s because they are off my phone.
    i’ll add a link to the photobucket page.
    thanks Matt

    http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/kei…t=VIDEO0006.mp4

    #341112

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Hi Kieth , the fish in your pic look like Eirmotus Octozona though I think there might now be another fish in the Eirmotus group so could be that ? nice fish closely related to the puntius’s perhaps a little less robust but quite hardy .

    #341114

    Matt
    Keymaster

    There are in fact no less than four Eirmotus species all of which look pretty much the same. E. insignis and E. octozona and here’s a link to the revision paper from 2008.

    Nice find Keith, by the way.

    #341116

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Nice one Matt , I thought I’d heard there had been some work done ,I didn’t realise they had described another three /wub.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:wub:” border=”0″ alt=”wub.gif” />

    #341131

    keith565
    Participant

    wow, thanks for the ID guys. mine do look more like E octozona.
    i agree they are very timid fish, hiding behind the filter and plants. they also look a bit thin, i’m trying to get them to take grindle worm and some daphnia, but not seen any of them eat yet.
    water conditions are 7.0ph, but hard. will gradually drop hardness as the week goes on. also adding almond leaves. temp 75
    fingers crossed they pick up.

    #341475

    keith565
    Participant

    fish are doing well, i lost one, the smallest, but the others are looking so much better.still very timid, but starting to venture out a bit more. saw two sparing the other day, can’t tell if it was breeding behavior or two males,lol.
    will keep an eye out for fry in the upper water levels.

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