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Gyrinocheilus aymonieri (TIRANT, 1883)

Sucking 'Loach'

March 13th, 2012 — 1:22pm
Nonn Panitvong/Siamensis.org

This species is among the most well-known fishes in the aquarium trade but juveniles are typically being offered for sale with little to no information regarding temperament, eventual size, and potential age in excess of 15 years.

Wild examples are not currently traded, with all of those seen on sale produced on a commercial basis.

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Myxocyprinus asiaticus (BLEEKER, 1864)

Chinese Sailfin Sucker

March 13th, 2012 — 1:19pm
Hristo Hristov

This species is traded under various names including ‘Chinese banded shark’, ‘Chinese sucker’, ‘freshwater batfish’, ‘high-fin banded loach’, etc. It’s currently illegal to import or own privately in several countries, including the UK, but continues to be available with only the attractive juvenile form traded, and almost always without information regarding adult size of almost a metre or potential lifepan of 25 years+.

Myxocyprinus is a monotypic genus and the only Asian representative of the family Cato…

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