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    Stefan
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    I accidently stumbled upon this image and thought I’d share it. I do feel it’s still one of the more elusive species and this is the first photo I’ve come across that shows a live fish in lateral aspect under water. If I read correctly (German) the photo is taken at the shop of a Norwegian named Thor, in 2009. My only hope is that it is still in the hobby.

    From: http://www.amazonas-magazin.de/Blogeintrae…Hash=55642d487f

    #319937

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Got no access to my papers from work Stefan – does it match the description?

    #319938

    Stefan
    Member

    From a single and this small a photo without collecting locality, there’s no way to be certain.

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    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yeah plus the fish looks a little paled out right?

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    Stefan
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Dec 17 2010, 11:25 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Yeah plus the fish looks a little paled out right?

    Plus it’s small and appears to be female, not making for an easier identification. I’m asking around for more info and who knows; there might be more photos. For many species of the akarensis group also goes, like many other Betta; without knowing its exact location it’s sometimes impossible to make a correct, positive ID.

    Why did I post it then? Well, because I feel there’s a good chance the fish is indeed obscura.

    Attached are the other known obscura photos (from the type locality).

    But then, let’s add aurigans to the mix, which also is an elusive species and comes from the remote island of Natuna. (I tried to [img][/img] them but they don’t show then.)

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_SMKXsnj1Fbo/S2PT…02010%20465.jpg

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SMKXsnj1Fbo/SjTM…-h/IMG_8960.jpg

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SMKXsnj1Fbo/SjTM…-h/IMG_9017.jpg

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SMKXsnj1Fbo/SjTM…-h/IMG_8977.jpg

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    #319972

    C.Way
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    looks a like to betta stigmosa from the photos

    #319973

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Nice form of R. einthovenii they’re found with.

    #319977

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ Dec 18 2010, 09:18 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Nice form of R. einthovenii they’re found with. /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” />

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