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Species Of Lake Inle

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    stusimpala
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    I have done some research about the number of endemic species in Lake Inle in Myanmar. Most say there are 9 endemic species, but others suggest as many as 17. I am planning to eventually set up a Lake Inle biotype aquarium. I am wondering if anybody here knows what species are endemic to the lake. I know of a couple:

    Swabwa Resplendes (Asian Rummynose)
    Danio Erythromicron (Dwarf Emerald Rasbora)
    Danio Margaritatus (Celestial Pearl Danio)
    Devario Auropurpureus (Inle Danio/Tiger Rasbora)
    Microrasbora Rubescens (Red Dwarf Rasbora)
    Devario Jayarami (More info please.)
    Yunnanilus Brevis (More info please.)

    I am still looking to confirm what other species are endemic, and more information on a couple of the species listed above.

    I would also like to know what other species are found in Lake Inle that are not endemic.

    I have already started to gather fish to start this project and they are currently doing well in my community tank. Here is what I have so far:

    8 Swabwa Resplendes
    2 Danio Erythromicron
    12 Danio Margaritatus
    (I had the chance to pick up a couple Tiger Rasbora a year or so ago, but I didn’t really know what they were then.

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    Matt
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    Hi stusimpala D. margaritatus isn’t actually from InlĂ© but the nearby He-Ho Plain. <img src="style_emoticons//smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” /> D. jayarami might be tricky to find – we had them in at the shop once and upkeep seemed pretty simple. Here’s a pic by Heng Wah Choy; this one is unsettled so quite pale.

    D. auropurpureus are lovely fish to keep but quite skittish and sometimes jump when startled so keep the tank well-covered – I also think adding some floating plants might help though never tried it.

    With the Yunnanilus I’ve no experience but think some others here do.

    Edit – Check here for some additional habitat info.

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