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  • in reply to: Lepidocephalichthys annandalei #316486

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    Charles do you think Acanthocobitis urophthalmus is in the trade?
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    hi Matt
    the specimen is too small to decide, so Thomas suggested “young” a. botia or urophtalmus. I hadn’t an idea anyway.
    cheers charles

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    in reply to: Sewellia speciosa #316453

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    hi all
    thanks for the flowers. I’ll pass them to the cuties.
    yes. very “sewellian” on the lineolata-side. coming and going. only species different seems to be spotted, shy even with a hundred others in a tank and a little hectic in the open.

    there are vertical dark stones at the backside. seems they are not interested in.
    for s. puliensis I “created” a 120 lt tank with very dark stone-types. it didn’t change anything in their light colouring.

    in reply to: Sewellia speciosa #316442

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    earlier than exspected I’ve got some.
    very pale at first, now a little darker. body-shape is like lineolata. may be the difference to Freyhof’s specimen is due to the origin, Laos. I couldn’t verify yet.
    here some pictures

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    in reply to: Sewellia speciosa #316412

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    QUOTE (Mad Duff @ Jan 24 2010, 05:32 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    The branch of Maidenhead I was in this afternoon in Carlisle had a couple of fish identical to these mixed in with a shipment of Beaufortia that they have just got in, they stood out a mile from the Beaufortia but very plain.

    that reminds me of the statement of a trader: “I order beaufortia and get anything …”
    they still don’t care about species id (gastromyzon as well), not because they couldn’t know it better, but as long “consumers” don’t complain … I think it’s unique in the trade and irrational. normally they try to push the selling with the argument: “new species” or something like that. it can’t be because of selling-numbers. gastromyzon are sold by one exporter from singapur at a level of 3000-5000 specimen every month!
    I’ve tried to persuade importers for a long time, the funniest answer was : “I can’t change the names every now and then, because my staff wouldn’t find the fishes”
    now I’m enjoying the look into LFS-tanks. some are asking me what they have got. last week “p. cf cheni”, in fact p. cf fasciatus (as already shown on loaches) beautiful large specimen and p. cf peristictus. lucky me. not good for my portemonnaie

    in reply to: Sewellia speciosa #316405

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    QUOTE (plaamoo @ Jan 23 2010, 09:13 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Is that you Charles K.? Good to see you here!! Look forward to pics!!
    Jim (plaamoo=plaalye)


    yes Jim. I’ve been reading for a long time, with great pleasure. it’s my turn to give back some infos, pics

    in reply to: Sewellia speciosa #316403

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    QUOTE (Malti @ Jan 23 2010, 05:01 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    what parameters do they need exactly?

    20-24°, ph about 7, 7-10° carbonate hardness in long terms. for breeding 3-4 weeks at 25/26°, good feeding, cooling down with waterchange. that’s it. but first of all: a lot of oxygen.
    the speciosa-specimen shown are under shock. they are darker. the only picture I know is from an article of J. Freyhof. there speciosa is blu-grey (due to camera setting?), short and very broad. in Freyhof’s revison of sewellia it’s compared to lineolata: similar but without stripes and reticulated patterns. would say: a pretty one?
    as it has been found in Laos by Roberts and in Vietnam by Freyhof (Se Kong drainage) I’m not quite shure about the indication “Laos” at Glaser’s. we’ll see.
    I’ll shoot some pictures next week as soon they have settled if you want to see more.
    cheers charles

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