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This topic contains 13 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Matt 9 years, 8 months ago.

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  • #299913

    Matt
    Keymaster

    New genus…new topic!

    #311471

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    I have seen B. altus on a few occasions but not that often really, Mick will have a better idea of how often they show up in the likes of BAS or Pier

    Is B. gonionotus going to be included ?

    #311472

    mickthefish
    Participant

    altus is nearly always in the shops round here, they’re selling them as shwanenfeldi which are rarely seen in the shops.
    the easiest way to tell what the fish is in the caudal fin if it does’nt have the comet tail then it’s altus.

    mick

    #311475

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Mick by comet tail do you mean the black stripes in the caudal? Mark if we can get pics we’ll include ’em all! Do you have a special interest in gonionotus mate?

    #311480

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    Agree with Mick, the easiest way to tell them apart is the fact that B. altus doesnt have the black edging to the tail or dorsal.

    I had two B. gonionotus some years ago, stunning placid fish that love plants and lots of them

    #311482

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I think you already know my next question mate….

    #311487

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Nov 13 2008, 07:47 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I think you already know my next question mate…. /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    #311675

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Does anyone know reliably if any species of Barbonymus has been spawned by a hobbyist? Also any input as to whether these can become aggressive if kept in small numbers?

    #311696

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Bump on questions above. Also Mark is this B. gonionotus? If so do you reckon the image is good enough for it to be worth doing a profile?

    I found this while surfing for pics too….

    Attached files

    #311697

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    That looks very much like the fish I had Matt, it also shows the yellow/orange coloration of the anal and pelvic fins as well.

    There is a decent photo here , 4th post down, not sure if you could get permission to use it or not.

    That other photo is just shocking

    #311701

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers Mark is it the one listed as Hypsibabus wetmorei? My Thai isn’t the best but it’s worth an ask in English for sure!

    #311702

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Nov 28 2008, 05:08 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Cheers Mark is it the one listed as Hypsibabus wetmorei? My Thai isn’t the best but it’s worth an ask in English for sure! /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #311704

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    The altus and shwanenfeldi’s are easy to tell apart as for Gonionatus ? they probarbly have been imported as bycatches ? the Hypsibarbus’s [Lemonfins] are altogether more difficult there are at least 12 in the group , Wetmorei appears to be the more commonly imported one , but others do come in ! I had another type possibly H. malcolmi, but was by no means certain , I notice on the freshwater forum at Loaches online , there is a thread about Thai fish markets , and there is what looks like a Hypsibarbus sp/? yellow fins red cheeks STUNNING !

    #311765

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers Andy. /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

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