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  • in reply to: Chembarambakkam Lake ( Chennai, India ) #320091

    Shankar
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    Thanks HB!

    I had the dwarf pair in the past, but then I didn’t have a good camera. I guess it will be more interesting to document them in the wild. Will do it sometime.

    Here are some of the videos during the trips to the reservoir.

    The first vid shows a few Rasbora daniconius, Etroplus maculatus, Gambusia sp and Hemichromis sp.

    Then this E. maculatus guarding the fries. She was a brave female who stayed on. The male went hiding. View Original Movie

    Hemichromis sp pair

    And ofcourse the Badis video that Matt had already posted earlier.

in reply to: 14 December Is Happy Betta macrostoma Day #320081

Shankar
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Stefan, a few offsprings this way pls. *drool*

in reply to: Chembarambakkam Lake ( Chennai, India ) #320080

Shankar
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Matt, I am not aware of any official publication on the dwarf. It’s only a few handful of hobbyists here who have done field trips in the Eastern ranges know about it. It’s a pity that these have been unnoticed and nowhere in the hobby.

You and Harn Sheng are probably the first people from another country to take some keen interest on them.

in reply to: Chembarambakkam Lake ( Chennai, India ) #320072

Shankar
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Oh, I have a few videos of the lake beneath as well. Just can’t find the youtube ‘tag’ button.

in reply to: Merry Christmas One And All #320071

Shankar
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all SF friends!

in reply to: Chembarambakkam Lake ( Chennai, India ) #320070

Shankar
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Glad that you all liked the clicks.

The E. maculatus dwarf is a common sight around Chennai. Have only seen the regular ones in the Western Indian parts though. They sport the regular patterns of a typical wild maculatus, but for the lack of the yellow-orange on the body like the regular chromides. The peak breeding coloration shows a tinge of orange belly.

At most locations, I have seen them co-existing with the regular ones, but haven’t seen one pairing up with the other type. Most adult specimens encountered till date measured less than 2 inches.

Interestingly, to my knowledge there has been no mention anywhere about this dwarf variant. Since they live together with the regular form, they could have been mistook as juveniles.

in reply to: Chembarambakkam Lake ( Chennai, India ) #320040

Shankar
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Caridina sp

Macrobrachium sp

Neotropius atherinoides

Aponogeton sp flower

Some of the non-aquatic critters around the lake..

Centipede

Millipede

Skink

A tiny Lizard

A gravid Scorpion

Hope you enjoyed them.

in reply to: Kajsa's Fish #319755

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QUOTE (Kajsa12 @ Feb 26 2010, 02:29 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Let’s start with some cute bulldozers; Stigmatogobius sadanundio.
These are very greedy fish.

Big mouth

Lovely fish there! One of my favorite fish, very greedy, predatory on small fish and a lot of fun to breed them too. I hope i still have the spawn pictures.

in reply to: A Picture Of J. Dickfeldi #319729

Shankar
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Wonder why!

in reply to: A Picture Of J. Dickfeldi #319718

Shankar
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Sorry, a correction in the title: J. dickfeldi

in reply to: Badis Badis In A Surprising Habitat #319717

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Stefan, rather than the fish got lost in the current, it could have been an intent to prey on the E. maculatus fries found nearby amongst the vegetation.

Matt, we found more badis specimens in the same lake in the recent past too. There are reports of findings in a neighbouring state too; a place called Ethipolada in Andhra Pradesh state, India.

in reply to: Badis Badis In A Surprising Habitat #319699

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QUOTE (Matt @ Dec 5 2010, 07:56 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Absolutely Charles. *nods*

Hello Matt!

My first post on this forum and glad to be here.

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