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Sicyopterus id?

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    torso
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    lately I got some sicyopterus specimen. on the list as s. longifilis. could be s. griseus from India, imported by Reuter, Germany. as the patterns are very variable and changes within seconds not uncommon, it’s still in question if it could be s. griseus as presented in the last Amazonas-Magazin. they are large – 8.5-10 cm – and very hiding. good shots are rare. specially the large dorsal fins are not to “catch”.
    any ideas?
    here some pics











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    #320682

    Plaamoo
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    Now I’m really jealous Charles!n I love these fish!

    #320684

    Matt
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    Very nice Charles, are they definitely from India? Could also be one of the many forms of S. lagocephalus?

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    torso
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 14 2011, 05:12 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Very nice Charles, are they definitely from India? Could also be one of the many forms of S. lagocephalus?

    hi Matt
    it’s even for me difficult to get more infos! and you know it’s not just an unknown wholeseller!

    I know Jim. some jumped out of the large transfer-vessel.

    #320707

    Matt
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    Here’s a bona fide, wild-collected S. griseus. Not the same methinks.


    Pic with permission by Hayath.

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    #320711

    Plaamoo
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    What are the differences that your seeing Matt? In my very limited experience, the color changes in sicyopterus were crazy! From virtually no color/patterns at all, to bars-spots-green-grey- irrideecent fin edges!

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    Bully
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    Beautiful fish, I’m a great fan of my 3, all of which were given to me free as rescues from the LFS. They love to consume freshly growing algae, and I have one that will take prepared foods such as algae tablets. I know that Beta on Petfrd had some that were feeding on bloodworm. As Jim says, the colour changes are rapid, and they are mildly territorial. I’ve haven’t been able to identify them down to species level, I just call them Sicyopterus sp.

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    Matt
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    QUOTE (plaamoo @ Jan 14 2011, 11:12 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    What are the differences that your seeing Matt?

    Body pigmentation mostly. Hayath’s fish doesn’t appear to have a dark lateral stripe unlike Charles’. Dorsal surface patterning is different too. I could of course be completely wrong.

    #320763

    Shankar
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    The pics posted by Torso are definitely not of S. griseus.

    Yes, Hayath’s fish is a wild specimen collected from Nilambur, Kerala. I had given him about 3 fishes from that batch. I guess he should still have them.

    Here’s my crazy F1 juvenile video. : )

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    Matt
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    Thanks for the confirmation Shankar! So you bred them?

    #320780

    Shankar
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    Yes, Matt, they had spawned themselves. I didn’t do anything.

    #320785

    Bully
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    QUOTE (Shankar @ Jan 17 2011, 04:25 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    And, it was Vyas who had Sicy fries.

    Thanks for the reminder /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” /> I’m sure Tyrano had some success too, perhaps he posted that on here?

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    Shankar
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    QUOTE (Bully @ Jan 17 2011, 01:44 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    It’s times like this you could do with Petfrd still being up

    Absolutely!

    #320788

    Matt
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    Tyrano’s fish ended up being Marosatherina ladigesi. See here (from towards the bottom of page 2) and from post 157 here.

    #320802

    Bully
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    Thanks for the clarification Matt, I have no memory these days it seems

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