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Sewellia numbering yet again.

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  • #353653

    mikev
    Participant

    Matt, one thing:

    if you end up deleting Sew03 (which imho must be done if there is no working way to tell it apart from Sew02), do not totally delete the entry, rather replace it with “See Sew02”. Rationale: there are references to Sew03 now.

    #353654

    torso
    Participant

    Sorry Matt yesterdays post didnt pass.

    To make it short: there were tree different species in the shipment then. Different headshapes, different pattern in fry up to adult stadium.

    I got 10 of the new shipment today: different species too. As Ingos pics already showed: a mix. We are going to breed and document them.

    Cheers Charles

    #353657

    mikev
    Participant

    I have not seen anything but Sew23 and Sew04 in the previous shipments…. but with the new ones there may be more than usual variety in sew23 … need to look at them yet carefully … plus I’m not sure about this fish:

    http://rainbow-fish.org/fishpic/sew04isit.jpg

    I put it with Sew04 initially but it seems different now… possibly badly colored sew23

    #353661

    Menu
    Participant

    Some news from my side; got some more fish that looks like S. albisuera, now I have males and females. 

    Interesting new headshapes…. 

    Pictures coming soon.

    All of them look different compared to SEW01.

    #353678

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Oooh pics would be great Manuel! Mike, that one looks like a young fish?

    #353679

    torso
    Participant

    Hi

    Checked the new shipment: all SEW03. And my ten specimen after short accomodation: 9 of 10 can easily be identified as SEW03 by the pattern too – one is really “classic” with saddlespots borderd by bright aeras. The last one is simply “badly” patterned as Mike remarked already.

    The colouring is different to the specimen shown in the profile: yellowish rather than brownish. That’s the only diference.

    IMO: in Sewellia lineolata differences of pattern and colouring are much more explizit and we wouldn’t even doubt for a second.  Originally we had two types with saddlespots and different headshapes. Judging these specimen in my mixed tank by the pattern: SEW03 and specimen as shown by hillstr21. To know what happened to SEW02 I really have to seperate all and restart.

    No SEW04 seen here.

    Pics of the new specimen in a “photograph” tank as soon I have the time.

    Cheers Charles

    #353680

    mikev
    Participant

    @Matt said:

    Mike, that one looks like a young fish?

    Nay, 2″+. Young Sew23 tend to have sharper pattern… it slowly fades with age, in case of the fish I posted perhaps it faded more than usual.

    I think I have some pattern variations in the Sew23 tank too … photos eventually, I’m behind on everything. But look at this one:

    http://rainbow-fish.org/fishpic/sew23odd.jpg

    I initially classified it as Sew23…. not sure at all anymore.

    I do have more normal Sew23’s too:

    http://rainbow-fish.org/fishpic/sew23normals.jpg

    Charles, the shipment here seems to be more Sew04 than Sew23.

    #353683

    Menu
    Participant

    I have also seen the new Glaser shipment.

    Would say SEW03 & “SEW02”,  no SEW04 the headshape is too pointed. 

    Three different sizes,  the smaler ones have more demarcated spots,  some of the bigger ones look different as Charles said. 

    Will post some pics soon. 

    #353686

    olly
    Participant

    Looks like intraspecies variability in first two posts.

    @hillstr21 said:
    Did the other one happen to look like this one too?

    Is this a young specimen with juvenile color, or not?

    #353693

    hillstr21
    Participant

    I believe it is a young adult. I purchased these from Wetspot.

    #353694

    torso
    Participant

    Some pics of the new shipment

    Sewellia-SEW03-5-CSC_5414.JPGClear “classic” pattern

     

    Sewellia-SEW03-5-CSC_5417.JPG

    dorsal view

     

    Sewellia-SEW03-6-CSC_5427.JPG

     specimen with brighter dorsal aerea

     

    Sewellia-SEW03-3-CSC_5382.JPG

     specimen first thought not to be SEW03; after some time in a normal tank, pattern was clear enough

     

    Sewellia-SEW03-2-CSC_5367.JPG

     pattern in beetween

     

    Sewellia-SEW03-2-CSC_5356.JPG

     head ot the same specimen

     

    Sewellia-SEW03-1-CSC_5328.JPG

     and of another specimen

     

    Sewellia-SEW03-3-CSC_5390.JPG

     ventral fins overlapping anal region in all specimen; the “unclear2 specimen here

     

    Sewellia-SEW03-4-CSC_5402.JPG

     and of another specimen; female

    Sewellia-SEW03-1-CSC_5334.JPG

     ventral view of head.

     

    Cheers Charles

    #353695

    mikev
    Participant

    I think we are seeing more variety than usual, but within the same species.

    #353698

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Agreed, maybe some new collection localities or just a variable species. What do you think Charles?

    #353701

    mikev
    Participant

    And additionally, different age of the fish. Previous shipments of Sew23 I’ve seen all had young fish of the same size (1.25-1.5″), this one is a mix of sizes, including specimens larger than I thought possible, the are more reticulated too.

    #353702

    torso
    Participant

    As already stated, Matt: different localities, different ages and different species in some shipments. At least Ingo’s first shipemnt shows this. But not the shipmen I’ve received that last  batch from. Seems, no other species in there, but I couldn’t see the whole shipment.

    Cheers Charles

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