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'Protomyzon' pachychilus

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  • #300073

    Matt
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    Also on the Aquarium Glaser newsletter this week and causing a bit of a stir is this stunning hillstream loach from China. Apparently the adults don’t retain this patterning which is a shame but still looks a nice fish!

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    #312827

    thelizzious
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Mar 7 2009, 02:47 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
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    #312828

    dunc
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    Yeah that is a proper little stunner. What size do they grow to?

    #312833

    Mark Duffill
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    Nobody seems to know an adult size at the moment Dunc, there doesn’t even seem to be a verified photo of an adult yet just what seem to be juvenile and sub-adult fish.

    From what I have been told they are going for 100 euro’s a piece in Germany which is considered to be one of the cheapest prices you will find in Europe if they start to find their way into shops.

    #312845

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I think you’ll need the money to build an extra large-sized doghouse if you decide to buy a group of these Mark!

    #312847

    Mark Duffill
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    Aint that the truth, I couldnt fit a doghouse big enough in the garden /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    #312852

    mickthefish
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    there’s a pic of an adult on petfrd.
    that could be the end result.
    no sizes were given though.

    mick

    #345483

    Thomas
    Member

    They are available again in germany. But a look in my purse says me “Only watch – not buying”. Maybe I can take some pics next weekend.

    Pics from less or more adults are shown here (scroll down):
    http://www.guppytaiwan.com.tw/thread-403875-1-1.html

    Cheers
    Thomas

    #345484

    Mark Duffill
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    They have made it to a couple of shops in the UK but prices are still quite high at around £40 per fish

    #345487

    Matt
    Keymaster

    40 quid each?

    #345491

    Mark Duffill
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    Yeah and from what I have been told they are small too, certainly out of my reach for the forseeable

    #345493

    torso
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    wouldn’t be enough, Matt.
    the species is on the red list. and expensive. remembers me the L 46 story. a no go

    see here for a similar/same species
    http://www.wirbellotse.de/beitrag6441.html

    #345495

    Matt
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    So the ones in the trade are captive-bred then?

    #345496

    torso
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Oct 4 2011, 07:36 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    So the ones in the trade are captive-bred then?

    never, Matt. declared as wild caught and there is not even a rumor of having been bred.

    #345497

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Marvellous, and they seem to be catching and exporting mainly juveniles too.

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