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  • #308602

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Out on the chemic? You lost me chief….

    #308603

    mickthefish
    Participant

    on the chemic is out on the booze round here bud.

    and yes thats fine as some shops are still using mahecola barbs.

    mick

    #308604

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hahaha, how didn’t I guess? /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” />

    #308606

    mickthefish
    Participant

    hey Matt, Davids on site at the mo he’s not old enough to booze yet, i bet he’s getting jealous. /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    #308608

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Nah I bet he’s just in from the park where he’s been swigging cheap cider all night with all the other hoodies! /tongue.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:p” border=”0″ alt=”tongue.gif” />

    #308612

    mickthefish
    Participant

    Like your style bud, i’ve seen a couple of pics of David and he looks a level headed lad, but he did look a little hung over in the pics. /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    #308652

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Is the pic we have for Puntius bimaculatus correct? I seem to remember the ones we had in at the shop had more red on the flanks?

    Cheers

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    #308653

    mickthefish
    Participant

    i’m almost sure it’s right Matt, it’s a very poor specimen though.
    like you say you usually see the red band on them, i have a feeling this pic was taken at BAS but they were’nt the best i’ve seen.

    mick

    #308655

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yeah we really need to start phasing out some of our images. It was something we did to get a bunch of pics in the early days but I have to say many are useless for identification purposes or just plain wrong. /tongue.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:p” border=”0″ alt=”tongue.gif” />

    #308657

    mickthefish
    Participant

    yeah go head mate.
    i’ve not kept bimacs for years, the best i’ve seen were in a garden centre in cheadle but i bought some other fish instead.
    if i clock any on my travels i’ll take a couple of pics of them.

    mick

    #308660

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ok sorted.

    #308664

    mickthefish
    Participant

    yes mate the conchonius is very widely distributed but i should imagine the majority of wildies we see are from different places in India, pablito had one it was humungous but lacked any body colour except for the peduncle spot, BAS has had a few shipments of wildies and each time they were slightly different.
    they also brought a shipment in and i’m pretty sure they were hybrids, i have a crappy pic of them in the tank at BAS.

    as to assimilis, Graeme had some fantastic coloured ones, mine i’m sure are the kerala strain, so same again wherever they’re caught they could be slightly different.

    the ticto group are different in the north from the southern tictos, Andy Rushworth used to collect all the variants he could find, some were great others not so good.
    i got one sent by Andrew Rao and that was a beauty.

    mick
    look at the variants in Barbus jae there must be at least 6 or 7 variants in a small area where they’re caught.

    #308682

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the info Mick. This really is a difficult genus to research and write about. I knew there were all these different forms of some species and I’ve been dreading doing the profiles to be honest. Getting pictures is going to be a nightmare too. It’s P. cumingii next which is another bloody enigma from what I can make out… /tongue.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:p” border=”0″ alt=”tongue.gif” /> )?

    One more thing mate, what’s this stunner? Going on the barbel length and mouth I’d say it’s a male assimilis but just want to make sure before I add it to the profile:

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    #308686

    mickthefish
    Participant

    hi Matt, that is a pic of one of the fish that Andrew Rao sent me, it has the lateral blotch bud.

    i’ll ask Andy Rush if there’s a decent book for info on the cummingii mate.

    mick

    #308688

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Sorry Mick yes I spotted that too, wasn’t very clear about what I meant. So I can put it in as an “assimilis-type”?

    Next question!

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