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mikev

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  • in reply to: Liniparhomaloptera disparis #342586

    mikev
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    Actually I do…. I know this is a lot to ask but this is about one of my most favorite loaches 😳
    I’ll find something nice for you…have space for more bows?

    How many are there and how much are they? :

    in reply to: Liniparhomaloptera disparis #342584

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    I’m really really envious…. I love this fish….

    (And to the best of my understanding it is not L.disparis but rather a Vanmanenia sp…. not that it matters)

    in reply to: Etheostoma: Is Anyone Keeping Them? #342583

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    Will have to clean out BGA for photos… or find old ones… may take some time, sorry, I’m trying to photo the loach eggs and cannot get them in focus…

    in reply to: Etheostoma: Is Anyone Keeping Them? #342581

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    QUOTE (Stefan @ Apr 21 2011, 10:39 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Which species do you have and how big are they?

    E.careulum and E.spectabile, size is very similar to R.Wui’s (2″ male, 1.25-1.5″ female).

    To my shame I never found the time to breed them.

    in reply to: Etheostoma: Is Anyone Keeping Them? #342575

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    I have a few…. nice fish, somewhat similar to small rhinogobius…. I do like R.Wui’s better….

    in reply to: Sewellia elongata #342517

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    FWIW the spotted fish had typical pseudogastromyzon body shape when young (I got them at 1″ size), spawns like cheni, and shows strong sexual dimorphism (females are much larger, and more aggressive, and the same with p.fasciatus)…. so I do think it is a pseudogastromyzon. P.peristicus indeed has wrong dots, but I don’t have a better guess.

    if interested, there are a couple of old photos and a spawning clip here:
    http://rainbow-fish.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=678

    in reply to: Sewellia elongata #342480

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    QUOTE (Matt @ Apr 19 2011, 08:25 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Cool.
    P.peristicus is a guess only…. if someone here knows this would be nice.

    Here is the baby with P.fasciatus female:

    in reply to: Sewellia elongata #342471

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    I have to withdraw the claim, sorry !

    The fry developed into a S.lineolata…. contamination from the moved filter. So much for the excitement….

    Maybe I’ll have something new to show yet, this little chap was found in another tank yesterday:

    The ID is not certain yet, the tank has two Pseudogastromyzon species and one Vanmanenia sp, could be any of them.

    in reply to: Mesonoemacheilus spp. #341947

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    QUOTE (Matt @ Mar 27 2011, 12:41 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    The only species I’ve experience with is M. triangularis, and that was only in the shop, but they seemed fairly territorial wee things. Does anyone have experience with any of the other species and how do they compare behaviour-wise?

    Cheers

    I have a tank with 9 M.guetheri’s … very shy and very mild. No territorial habits whatsoever, the best hiding places are shared.

    There is one M. triangularis with them and he does not show territorial behavior either.

    Hopefully this is of some use.

    in reply to: Sewellia elongata #341115

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    QUOTE (plaamoo @ Feb 16 2011, 01:40 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Good stuff Mike! Hope it’s an elongata. Since we both got them from the same place at the same time, maybe I’ll have some fry when I get home??

    Jim, I hope you do, but I’m getting more suspicious that this may be a S.lineolata (filter transplant) after all. The pattern on the front part of the body matches too, and our fish is juvenile (albeit I did see courting behavior already).

    I’m unable to take good photos of this fry for now… it will not come out when the tank lights are on, and it will not approach the front of the tank either…

    in reply to: Sewellia elongata #341077

    mikev
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    Your suspicions are warranted, I’m having the same thoughts right now.

    The only contamination chance is that the sponge filter came from a tank that has Lineolata in it. I never had any fry from those lineolata’s due to their tankmates and filteration…. but I guess an egg could have been in the filter, even although I cleaned it extensively… this would mean a lineolata growing from an egg to 1cm within the same month.

    Let me try to take a good photo of the baby when I see it again. I believe that the pattern on the front half of the body is different (lineolata==more mottled).

    in reply to: Sewellia elongata #341071

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    QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 15 2011, 05:36 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Nice work Mike.
    in reply to: Sewellia elongata #341051

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    1cm fry of the above species:

    Sorry for the quality of the photo, the fry is mostly hiding and its presence was noticed only today

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