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This topic contains 18 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  Matt 9 years ago.

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  • #300257

    Matt
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    …beginning with S. sp. sf. balteata. Beautiful fish of which I had a group of 6 in England. From what I’ve seen on Petfrd there are a whole bunch of similar-looking fish but the one I’m interested in is the very colourful form that comes in ‘pink’ and ‘yellow’ varieties:

    Yellow one; Mark’s fish:

    Pink one; HW Choy.

    Apparently these are found living together in the wild? Anyone have any idea about the reason for the colour differences?

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    #314330

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    Start with the easy question eh Matt

    #314331

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Alright then; what’s the maximum size these have reached in your tanks?

    #314332

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    The biggest I have ever got them to Matt was around 80mm SL

    #314333

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers mate; my biggest one was around that TL I think.

    #314335

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Hi Matt , I’ve currantly got 3 in a tank of fishes with a reputation i.e. Y.mortleti [skunk Loaches] Syncrossus’s Berdmorei and Beauforti , Scaphognathus sp/, and Garra Fascicauda, the latter showing little if any aggression !

    The S.balteata seem ok ? possibly to quick for any real contact with said fishes ? though in fairness they are in a 5ft x 15inx 18in tank , I seem to have had them for a good while ? so I guess they are okay ? the tank base has a shollow sandy bottom with plenty of rocks and wood for cover !

    #314338

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    I kept a group of 8 in a 75 gallon and they ended up ripping the hell out of each other even though there was loads of cover and lines of sight were broken, I ended up with one after a few month. Strangely enough I had the less colourful balteata and they were fine with each other

    #314340

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Mark yours sound like absolute maniacs compared with mine; they just picked a rock each to sit under and hardly interacted except at feeding time. Then they’d zoom up into midwater to catch stuff passing by in the water flow. Maybe the aggression is related to which form it is? There’s a yellow-bodied one in the background here but the fish at the front looks different to yours?

    #314341

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    I had both of those colour forms Matt, it was the yellow ones that were nut jobs the others were fine.

    Possible sexual dimorphism ? or could it be a natural hybrid/variant with psychotic tendencies

    #314344

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    My 2 sound about like yours Matt. They’re in my 75 botia tank with sand and lots of rocks & wood. They give each other a quick chase off the food but it’s harmless. They never bother anything else.

    Sharing space with the liniparhomaloptera.

    #314347

    Daspricey
    Participant

    These two threads might help (or confuse) if you’ve not read them already,

    http://www.petfrd.com/forum/showthread.php…hlight=balteata

    http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=…hlight=balteata

    As far as i can tell from them there’s at least four similar looking species balteata, paucifasciata, cincticauda and the cf balteata. Probably a load more though. lol

    Dave

    #314349

    Sojapat
    Member

    Hello.
    Here is a habitat photo ,Note the Blackwater ..But the ph is not very low .
    I collected them in Febuary , They blend in really well in the tanned water .

    There are many different populations , I got so carried away catching them I didnt take a picture .
    I think they were Balteata 1

    #314352

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    QUOTE (Sojapat @ Jul 1 2009, 04:41 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hello.
    Here is a habitat photo ,Note the Blackwater ..But the ph is not very low .
    I collected them in Febuary , They blend in really well in the tanned water .

    There are many different populations , I got so carried away catching them I didnt take a picture .
    I think they were Balteata 1

    Where is this Sojapat?

    #314354

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cracking info Neil; are they always found in stained water? Also what do you mean by “balteata 1″? Has someone created a system for identifying the different forms?

    Don’t suppose you have any higher-res images of the habitat?

    Think that’s enough questions for now.

    #314494

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ok just to add a bit of additional info it seems that the ‘true’ S. balteata is known as ‘Sumo I’ and the brightly-coloured one ‘Sumo II’. I’ve had contact with Kamphol who says that all the Sumo II’s in the trade are sourced from the Ataran River in Myanmar, a tributary of the Salween.

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