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This topic contains 12 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  torso 6 years, 11 months ago.

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  • #301060

    torso
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    during the last years I’ve been taking pictures a various species
    some of my favourites I would like to present here

    as annamia normani
    elegance in green-gold


    aplocheilus panchax

    descreet elegance

    badis sp “buxar”

    here the youngsters bred by Pascal


    brachygobius xanthozonus
    young specimen, bred from wild caught parents by Pascal




    danio sp “kyathit”
    two forms in one shipment. may be two species?




    danio tinwini
    a lovely fish – and too fast for good pics


    microctenopoma ansorgi
    one of my breeding successes in the early 80ies. back again!


    microsynodontis polli
    goes as m batesii in the trade. not easy to flash; they hate it. so I have no idea how many dozens are left

    rhinogobius duospilus
    my “chameleon”




    sinogastromyzon wui
    very shy. it took me years to get some acceptable pics



    tanichthys micagemmae
    the diamant from Vietnam. a perfect company for sewellia


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    and last but not at all least
    the wonderful

    nannostomus mortenthaleri



    that’s it.
    cheers Charles

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    #320676

    Colin
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    Great pics Charles!

    #320677

    andy rushworth
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    Hi Charles , great pics and good taste in fishes too !

    #320683

    Plaamoo
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    QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Jan 14 2011, 06:33 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Charles , great pics and good taste in fishes too !

    Agreed! Especially like the annamia!!

    #320686

    Matt
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    Superb photos.

    #320690

    torso
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 14 2011, 05:35 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I wonder if the striped form of D. kyathit is D. quagga?

    thanks to you all
    I have seen a disussion about that possibility in a magazine, Matt. the picture of the holotype doesn’t exclude it. but that’s a pic without colours …

    #320697

    Matt
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    Not seen the magazine but do have the D. quagga paper and you’ve described the problem exactly Charles.

    #320700

    Matt
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    Re-reading the D. quagga paper the following stands out:

    ‘The only definite difference in colour pattern between D. kyathit and D. quagga is that the former is spotted and the latter striped. The only obvious other external difference that we have discovered is in the caudad extension of the barbels.’

    So the only differences are spotted vs. striped body patterning and relatively short (rostral barbel reaching to eye) vs. relatively long (rostral barbel reaching to opercle) barbels.

    Is there any chance you can document barbel length on the two forms Charles? Particularly the rostral barbel. Although the species aren’t known to occur together I’m guessing they could easily be mixed at the exporters (or maybe they do occur together) and it might be significant that the only striped specimen in the type series of D. kyathit was not collected at the same time as the others but 71 years earlier!

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    torso
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    The spotted fish looks like D. kyathit as per the description though. Is it being sold as ‘sp.’?


    my mistake: as danio kyathit var. spotted. the striped ones came with.
    and danio (quagga) kyathit for the striped ones I presume.
    so danio sp aff kyathit var. spotted would be correct?
    anyway: a group of 50 specimen in a 500 lt tank looks good

    #320702

    Stefan
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    What are the odds that actual quagga are collected with the area being not very friendly (I’ve read that somewhere, maybe in the paper)? And then sold as the cheaper kyathit? Interesting to see what the showed here will turn out to be. Nice discussion!

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    Matt
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    From what Tin Win has told me many natural areas in Myanmar are dangerous for foreigners but not locals which I guess includes the fish collectors?

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    Stefan
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 14 2011, 11:26 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    From what Tin Win has told me many natural areas in Myanmar are dangerous for foreigners but not locals which I guess includes the fish collectors?

    Yeah that makes sense, alright. They must have found another habitat then, I think, because the type locality didn’t seem rich in quagga – 1 specimen was collected with 4 additional species from a market collected from an unknown location I believe?

    What interests me is that they identified all other fishes occuring with quagga, but not a 2nd Danio species; they only list it as “… another small, abundant species of Danio, …”.

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    andy rushworth
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    Hi Torso , about ten years ago I had a group of about 15 Microsyno Polli in a 4ft tank , a really enjoyable fish to keep , and quite beautiful too , how many are you keeping and what are you keeping them with ?

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    torso
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    sorry Andy. sometimes I’m to busy with working and miss some posts.
    seems to be microsynodontis sp Nigeria. what do you think?

    together with microsynodontis ansorgii.
    another up date
    badis sp buxar subadult

    cheers Charles

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    Matt
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    That’s one well-fed Badis Charles.

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