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  • #301143

    Mark Duffill
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    I picked up 4 normal weather loaches the other day and also picked up 4 golden weather loaches at the same time





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    Thomas
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    #341111

    N0body Of The Goat
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    Those golden ones look superb, wish I had looked around for some of them when I bought eight of these last year.

    #341132

    Matt
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    I’ve heard that some of the fish in the trade might be Paramisgurnus dabryanus. Anyone know more?

    #341136

    Thomas
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    Yes Matt, here is mine (male), found between M. anguillicaudatus. Last year I’ve seen a shipment of M. a. with a few Paramisgurnus again but in a bad condition and many loaches died after a few days.

    Here the shipments of Misgurnus are very often contamined with Paramisgurnus.

    Thomas

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    #341137

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Aha! What are the main distinguishing factors Thomas?

    #341139

    Thomas
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    Paramisgurnus has no “comma” at the base of the tail and more redish (copper) eyes. And the tail seam (I don’t know what is “Schwanzwurzelsaum” in english..

    #341142

    Matt
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    Great info, thanks Thomas. ‘Schwanzwurzelsaum’ = ‘submarginal caudal stripe’?

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    Thomas
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    Thanks for posting. I’m really interested in this species. An Asian grocery store near where I live was selling weather loaches as mud fish. An older gentleman came up to me while I was studying them in the (too small) unaerated styro they were being kept in. He explained that they’re customarily rolled in flour and fried. I posted about them to Facebook, and one of my fish club friends stopped by and bought 3/4 of a pound of them for less than $15. They’re really tough. I think he’s only experienced 1 or 2 losses out of about 50 fish.

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    andy rushworth
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    Hi Thomas , some great interesting information there , I’d often wondered about Anguilicaudata but had just assumed it was a very variable fish ,[pattern wise ] how many different Misgurnusus’s are there apart from Angulicaudatus and Fossilis ? and the said Paramisgurnus Dabraya ?

    #341212

    Matt
    Keymaster

    The other ones currently considered valid are:

    Misgurnus bipartitus (Sauvage & Dabry de Thiersant 1874) – central and northern China
    M. buphoensis Kim & Park 1995 – N. Korea (possibly invalid)
    M. mizolepis Günther 1888 – China
    M. mohoity (Dybowski 1869) – Russia, Mongolia, China
    M. oligolepos Li 1993 – China

    Plus a shedload of synonyms, mostly of M. anguillicaudatus.

    #341213

    andy rushworth
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    Funnily enough I went to a local shop today to pick up some bloodworm ,and they had some weather loaches that were distinctly brownish/bronze as opposed to Grayish , but they were in rank condition /blink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:blink:” border=”0″ alt=”blink.gif” /> its your fault Mark

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    Thomas
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    Hi Andy,

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    Hi Thomas , some great interesting information there


    Most infos are from Dr. Frank Krönkes article “Asiatische Schlammpeitzger” Aquaristik Fachmagazin Nr. 212. (Schlammpeitzger= weather loaches)

    Cheers,
    Thomas

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    Matt
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    QUOTE (Thomas @ Feb 17 2011, 01:35 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>

    Aha, then the translation is, um, er…

    Caudal peduncle distal bands?

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