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Paracobitis potanini

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  • #302004

    mikev
    Participant

    Does anyone per chance have any info on this species?

    (It seems they may be available… but the information is very scarce.)

    TIA

    #347154

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I’ve got a photo of one from Zhou but know nothing about the species Mike. It’s listed under the genus Homatula by CAS and seems to have been mentioned in a couple of recent papers. Let me see if I can get those for you.

    Attached files

    #347164

    mikev
    Participant

    I will greatly appreciate this!

    Per Fishbase, the main reference is “Wu, Y. and C. Wu 1992 The fishes of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau. Sichuan Publishing House of Science & Technology, Chengdu, China. 599 p.” and is in Chinese… I’ll try to locate this…maybe there are photos. And I asked for a photo from the exporter…if it shows up, I’ll post it.

    (there are some other obscure items on the current export list… including a new species of leptobotia.)

    #347168

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Sounds good ! wonder what the Leptobotia is like ?

    #347170

    Matt
    Keymaster

    What’s the Leptobotia listed as?

    Sadly, in the UK, a branded chain of stores appears to have secured exclusivity on many Chinese species and they’re really expensive as a result.

    #347175

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    I tend to buy very few fish these days ,as you say the prices have gone mad /blink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:blink:” border=”0″ alt=”blink.gif” /> anymore !

    #347176

    mikev
    Participant

    Listed as
    > Chinese Koala Loach Leptobotia micropthalma
    No, I cannot afford this either, and it probably needs a dedicated 100g or so tank for a group, I’m only hoping to find out how it looks like. Paracobitis should be relatively small and within the affordability range, and I have a couple of new rivertanks being set up, so I’m thinking….
    Plus, I’m paying for some of the new fish with the things I raise.. the last time the deal was 60 danios for 11 hillstreams, no money involved, and some freed space as a bonus.

    Price inflation did not get here yet… You can see a snap picture of what is available in the US now here.

    Some of the more interesting items are sadly monopolized by a company that I’d rather not deal with (those “borrowed photos” and other things…)

    #348340

    mikev
    Participant

    Well, this took only four months…. Fingers crossed now, the fish is gorgeous, and larger than advertised 2.5″ too… at least 3.5″.

    #348350

    The.Dark.One
    Member

    Excuse the poor pic. This was taken at a Paracobitis-potanini.jpgMaidenhead Aquatics.

    #348352

    mikev
    Participant

    Also, a poor pic, this was taken right after acclimating them:
    http://www.micropress-inc.com/fishpic/pcp1.jpg

    #348384

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ooh very cute!

    #348458

    mikev
    Participant

    Very cute and so far I did not see any aggression… need to figure out an appropriate dither for them, set up a real tank and take decent photos.

    Any ideas on what may go nicely with them? D.dangila is one idea I have… R.kalochroma is another… or Traccatichthys pulcher?

    An interesting shot found here:

    http://www.predatoryfishkeepers.com/forums/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=560&title=albino-paracobitis-potanini&cat=502&language=eu

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