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  • #313186

    Matt
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    Rasbora paucisqualis chaps?

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    #313187

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Matt

    Looks very much like a colour form of Rasbora urophthalmoides (Ocellated dwarf Rasbora) but these fish usually have a broken looking lateral line?

    Regards David

    #313188

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    If that is a black mark in the anal fin around the 3rd ray then yes its a good chance that that is Rasbora paucisqualis.

    I think this could be what Emma got in a while ago labelled as Microrasbora cf. kubotai

    #313195

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I tried zooming in on the fish but the image isn’t of a high enough resolution to make out any dorsal marking. Boo.

    Here’s some more questions for you boys.

    Mick and Mark, do you have any idea where your R. brittani came from i.e. collection locality as I’m having a nightmare trying to find out. Is it a blackwater species?

    FB list R. paviei as R. paviana with paviei as a synonym. What gives?

    #313199

    mickthefish
    Participant

    mine came from Patrick, so he’s just a dealer, they should come from Indonesia and Malaysia.
    the recommended ph for them is 6 to 6.5 but i’ve found they do far better at ph 7 or slightly over.
    I find them to be delicate when first introduced to one of my tanks as does Andy Rushworth.

    mick

    #313200

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers mate that’s great info. Loads of problems with finding out where exactly this fish is from but I’ll write some drivel to cover it for now.

    #313202

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey

    Rasbora rasbora is commonly known as the Bengal Rasbora. 4″ maximum size. It is found in the lower Ganges, adjacemt India and extends into east Burma.

    Don’t know if paviei is a synonym of paviana. Do know that cheroni is a synonym of pavei. Three in one?

    #313223

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Mark mate any view on this paviei/paviana malarkey?

    I’ve started the R. wilpita page now as well so any info anyone has more than gratefully received.

    #313224

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Matt

    Rasbora wilpita was scientifically named in 1991. Although commercially bred it is an endangered specie. Wild populations are only found in a small stretch of a stream in the Wilpita Estate in montane Sri Lanka. Grows to 3.6″. Characterised by a mouth which is slanted strongly upwards. Lateral line of thick black. Above this line is an intense black coloured reticulated kind of pattern. All fins have white tips.

    A little but should help.

    Regards David

    #313225

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I’m struggling to find any info on the habitat other than ‘a small section of stream’. Do we know if it’s clear or blackwater?

    I think it must be being bred somewhere as I’ve seen more than one batch of them in recent years. *scratches chin*

    #313226

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Matt

    Yes a retail outlet in the north west had some tank bred wilpita a couple of years past. I have judged this fish on the showing bench.

    Only info. I have on these fish already posted.

    Regards David

    #313228

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    Steve Grant had a lot of info about wilpita, we were wondering at some point if the wild fish that I got from Patrick were in fact cf wilpita but Steve thinks these are actually true wilpita, Neil has just had some sent by Nonn under the name “Ceylon” Rasbora and they have turned out to be wilpita so they must be collectible.

    The photo’s on JJ’s and fishbase aren’t wilpita.

    #313243

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Good thing we have your superb pics to add to the profile then Mark! /blush.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:blush:” border=”0″ alt=”blush.gif” />

    #313245

    Mark Duffill
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Apr 5 2009, 02:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Good thing we have your superb pics to add to the profile then Mark! /blush.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:blush:” border=”0″ alt=”blush.gif” />

    I have had adults to 4″ and there are a couple in the display tank at BAS around the 4″ mark – they do tend to enjoy the high flow setup that I have for the loaches but I cant say if they like less flow as I haven’t had them in any other tanks, I would say that really they should be in 4ft tanks at least because they are a stocky fish that likes to swim around a lot and they have a good turn of speed when swimming around in a shoal.

    No probs Matt hope you had a good day

    #313249

    Matt
    Keymaster

    That’s great cheers Mark.

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