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  • in reply to: Any guesses about this Sewellia? #355289

    mikev
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    Incidentally, the fish is really different from B. k. gracilicauda, whatever they say about the same species.

    it is 1.5x larger (3″ vs <=2"), has different pattern, and has different mentality: in 2.5 years that I have B.k.g, I saw one fight and I never saw them eating --- they just would not do this in front of me! The new guys -- B.k's, I assume? -- are not concerned about me watching at all, I see them eating (and fighting) every day now.

    in reply to: Any guesses about this Sewellia? #355287

    mikev
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    Unfortunately, only five.

    Not a good lfs, the last time I got fish from them I lost all, this time, only two and the problems were noticeable right away… you can even see on the photo.

    Hopefully out of the trouble now (loads of antibiotics and then more then two weeks trying to stabilize the biocycle… almost).

    These are 3″ and fairly active now.P1110618-1.JPG

    in reply to: H.zollingeri #355231

    mikev
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    wow. this is a surprise, I thought smithi was a unique case.! — thanks.

    in reply to: H.zollingeri #355229

    mikev
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    Thanks for the info!

    Nice to know that you have kept a group! Do you remember just what they ate?

    (Mine do not react to prepared food or artemia — only grindal worms. ????? )

    BTW, the ones I got are exactly the fish I’ve been asking for your ID opinion back in June, based on the horrible photo the supplier gave at the time. I got them after seeing a much better photo from them
    http://www.wetspotgallery.com/p100113273/h56caf81b#h56caf81b
    cannot say I’m seeing so much yellow in mine… yet?

    (I will show my photos eventually… no good ones yet).

    in reply to: Sewellia breeding with or without snails #355221

    mikev
    Participant

    talking snails…

    in reply to: Any guesses about this Sewellia? #355220

    mikev
    Participant

    Not sure, I will need to post photos and ask for your opinion.

    The fish I’m acclimating right now is all > 7cm and feels differently from beaufortias I have and have seen before.

    The photos you posted — are they all leveretti?

    Is there anything to the dorsal fin color I wonder ? some have yellow, some do not.

    B. k. gracilicauda is a synonym, right?

    officially and this is definitely wrong. the markings are quite different and b.k.g. is likely limited to 2″ (5cm).

    in reply to: Any guesses about this Sewellia? #355218

    mikev
    Participant

    What do we know about the sizes?

    B.g. is a 2″ fish. Beaufortia in the imports usually is 2″ max too, maybe just a bit larger. B.leveretti is said to be larger.

    How would you id fish that is 3″ ?

    And attention sexists: I’ll have something for you soon 😛

    in reply to: H.zollingeri #355216

    mikev
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    Fully in agreement, but still learning the new names!
    (BTW, the profile entry still says “Homaloptera”).

    Matt, define “the big one” — curious how large they really get. Nice shot, btw.

    I noticed Odyssey’s comment on a photo in the profile about the large eyes/nocturnal lifestyle — yes, feels very much so.

    in reply to: Sewellia IDs #355200

    mikev
    Participant

    As these Sewellia clearly isn’t as straight forward to ID as I had hoped,

    Hmm…. actually Sewellia’s are about the easiest hillstream genus to ID 😛

    Good article you linked BTW!

    not really… the author is mistaken that this condition is always a bacterial disease, and also that it is always minocycline-treatable. But no argument that this is a bad sign.

    in reply to: Sewellia IDs #355197

    mikev
    Participant

    Furan2 is often helpful with hillstreams and seems somewhat similar to Furanol 2. Worth trying.

    in reply to: Sewellia IDs #355195

    mikev
    Participant

    Regarding Sew01: I’d treat the group. Pale head is a bad symptom.

    This is inaccurate but the author is correct that this is serious. and may wipe out the entire group.

    Minocycline may or may not work, but it is a good choice for the first antibiotic to try.

    in reply to: Sewellia IDs #355192

    mikev
    Participant

    Sew04 in the first post, Sew02 == Sew03 in the second and third post.

    (Incidentally, “breviventralis” shipments usually have mostly Sew02=03 and few of Sew04…. You want more of 02=03 since they can be bred… 04 so far is unbreedable.)

    In the fourth post: probably Sew01, but do seem just a bit different. The 2nd photo shows a fish with light head — this is almost certainly a disease, bacterial.

    Marmorata seems marmorata.

    in reply to: Sewellia breeding with or without snails #355185

    mikev
    Participant

    @kim m said:

    Can answer that myself now. Johnny (site owner) had them IDed by Joerg Freyhof.

    @kim m said:

    Thanks Charles!
    Can anyone confirm that the Sewellia on page 5-6 in the link below seem correct? If so, I might have S. analis also…
    http://www.aquariumphoto.dk/index.php/component/joomgallery/fishes/cyprinids-cypriniformes/loaches?page=5#category

    I think some s.lineolata photos are correct. so are some Sew01. as for the rest …. 🙁

    in reply to: Sewellia breeding with or without snails #355178

    mikev
    Participant

    There was a discussion somewhere that S. breviventralis may be Sew04. (No point to look for a link, this was a speculation).

    Actually, you reminded me of an item on to-do list… I should show you my alleged S.elongata photos … they finally grew up enough to make me think of Sew05. 😛

    in reply to: Sewellia breeding with or without snails #355165

    mikev
    Participant

    Pleasure. Hope you manage to breed some of the new ones.

    One thing realized: hopefully you are not putting them into the same tank. Some are more aggressive than others and may kill other species…. s.lineolata in particular is a bad one.

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