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'Protomyzon' pachychilus

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  • #345498

    torso
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Oct 4 2011, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Marvellous, and they seem to be catching and exporting mainly juveniles too.
    #345552

    Thomas
    Participant

    So, have seen them today and could do a few (bad) pics. They are mostly in the background of the tank. Very good healthy and active loaches but expensive, about 120 Euro. On another List I have seen them for 175 Euro.

    Not sure someone will buy them?


    Swimming…

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    #346578

    The.Dark.One
    Participant

    Are you not doing a profile on these Matt?

    #346583

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yeah will do – just don’t have much info to share yet. Do you know anyone that’s bought and is maintaining it?

    #346586

    The.Dark.One
    Participant

    Just Mike Kirkham as far as I know

    #346588

    Matt
    Keymaster

    May I inquire as to why you asked this today?

    #346600

    The.Dark.One
    Participant

    I was just searching through and found a post about it and then just thought you would have a profile on it with it being such a sought after fish

    #346734

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Just changed the thread title to ‘Protomyzon‘ as this fish is of uncertain generic status and certainly not a Protomyzon.

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    #347912

    torso
    Participant

    Hi all
    some days ago I’ve got a bunch of these little cuties. As it is for breeding purpose adults as well. No exact infos about the locality. But the strain on the habitats seems to be stronger than ever.
    They arrived in a fairly good condition – with some exeptions – eating eagerly from the first day on. I put them in a new 120x25x25 tank with strong filter and current, a lot of oxygen as well.

    good swimmers with the flow

    You may enjoy some pics








    Cheers Charles

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    #347914

    Thomas
    Participant

    Hi Charles,

    is the fifth pic from top also a pachychilus?

    Cheers,
    Thomas

    #347915

    torso
    Participant

    All from the same river, Thomas and all the same species. The shippments before have probably been a mix from different rivers but there too I have seen this striped variation.
    If you have a good look you can see the pattern changing with the growth but it doesn’t depend only on the length.
    The largest is 5.5 cm TL, the smallest 3 cm TL (second pic)
    Cheers Charles

    #347955

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Does the pattern change with mood Charles?

    Super pics too – are you keeping all of them?

    #347964

    torso
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Apr 26 2012, 09:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Does the pattern change with mood Charles?
    Super pics too – are you keeping all of them?


    No, Matt. Most pics were taken just after the insertion into the fresh tank. Of course they were a bit paler then, that’s all.
    What asthonished me was the behaviour: no signs of shyness, moving all the time unless the are full, taking all sorts of food, even pellets. And no problems at all with the R zhoui which I stock for a friend.
    And I’m keeping quite a bunch of them – this time

    #347967

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Great pics Charles as always

    #314710

    torso
    Participant

    an update

    the pattern has become more distinct in the adult specimen. They are very “sociable”, prefering to stay in groups when full. They like “green” food as algae, cucumbers, zucchini, but won’t touch the brown algae at the front glass. Sexing is easier than expected. For this I should upload a video. Can I do this directly? Otherwise I would take some pics when they cling to the front glass. The upside pic above shows a hungry male. No losses up till now. R. zhoui should move in three weeks to a friend when he is back from Java, so the tank would be a “one-species-show”.

    And thanks for /thumbs_up.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:thumbsup:” border=”0″ alt=”thumbs_up.gif” />, Andy. However it looks like 😀

    Cheers Charles

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