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    mikev
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    I don’t know if I’m imagining things here or now…. but may I ask those who have the fish to look at its back side and see if they have lighter “stripes’ like the fish shown below:

    http://www.micropress-inc.com/fishpic/sspnew.jpg

    the largest region is under the dorsal, another stripe is just behind the head. the scales are reflective. I see these “stripes” in the fish shown above, but not in the ones I have kept for several years and not in the profile photos.

    #351272

    Matt
    Keymaster

    My old specimen had these markings Mike:

    Sewelliagarra.jpg

    #351279

    mikev
    Participant

    I wonder if this is a legitimate locale feature/subspecies. My original group (still alive and the one that is breeding now) did not have this. I had one more group (intermediate to s.albusiera) also without this marking. But with the new fish, 6 out of 6 have this… probably came from another collection site.

    May there be other differences?

    Now, I’m not sure I can mix them with normals.. :(



    Interesting you keep them with garra flavatra…. I never even thought about this, rather http://www.micropress-inc.com/fishpic/pagwi.jpg

    #351282

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Really don’t know Mike. The only direct experience I had was with one batch we imported of which all had these markings, and I took the last remaining home rather than leave it alone in the shop.

    Think the first two pics in the profile may show something similar at the base of the pelvic and pectoral fins?

    #351283

    mikev
    Participant

    I think all profile photos lack these markings…. and it is interesting that it seems that batches either all have them or all don’t.

    #351285

    torso
    Participant

    It depends on the quantity delivered by the catchers. As they are stocked in large nets in large cement pools they may be mixed there or form a large stock which is sold step by step. I never remarked an import only with or without. Mine are mixed.

    Cheers Charles

    #351291

    mikev
    Participant

    Yes, sure.

    OK, are you comfortable with the different locales guess?

    And if you don’t mind: do you have a sense of the sex mix on my photo? (I still don’t know if I want to mix the two types).

    #351294

    olly
    Participant

    @mikev said:
    they have lighter “stripes’ like the fish shown below:
    the largest region is under the dorsal, another stripe is just behind the head. the scales are reflective. I see these “stripes” in the fish shown above, but not in the ones I have kept for several years and not in the profile photos.

    I think lighter “stripes” may be because of stress or very ligh background. Just a guess.

     

    #351295

    mikev
    Participant

    No, they are actually different. They were moved to a rivertank with dark substrate yesterday, the stripes are as visible as before… and I kept the species for about 6 years now, in different setups, and never saw stripes.

    Let me observe them a bit.. .the behavior seems different too.

    #351305

    torso
    Participant

    Very comfortable, Mikev.

    About sexing: with these pics??? Like that? Just a guesssspnew.jpgSewelliagarra.jpg

    #351306

    mikev
    Participant

    Thanks, Charles,

    It looks to me like two males too (but I don’t trust myself with this species… I would have never guessed that Matt’s fish is a bisexual),… then no mixing, perhaps they decide to breed, and I’d like to confirm they breed “true”.

    @matt, perhaps it is worth mentioning in the profile that there is a variant.

    #351312

    mikev
    Participant

    Here is one diff: I’ve never seen “normal” spotties enjoying top of the filter like this:
    http://www.micropress-inc.com/fishpic/sspnew1.jpg
    at one point all 6 were on top together.

    Funny thing that after being in the new tank for only a day they managed to dither out the lizards (see behind on the photo)… I almost never see them coming out… something related to Plaamoo’s H01.

    #351321

    torso
    Participant

    When I want to see them all: a long flat stone, 2/3 of the tank, layed on three smaller flat stones, just high enough to make them pass underneath. The effect: they all appear on the same stone, the weeker are complimented away, pass underneath and return to the surface. Makes it easier to get documentary pics too.

    Cheers Charles

    #351332

    mikev
    Participant

    I’ll try this.

    The joy of seeing them all on top lasted one day only… all hiding now, coming out only for food and quarreling… just like my other ones.

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