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  • in reply to: New Corys #314617

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    possibly from yours , he did mention he had bought some stuff from you when you closed down. im getting another at least 4 / 6 weitzmani and some more sterbai at the end of the month and i may pick up a couple more duplicareus. when i go down ill ask him if they were from your weitzmani.

    in reply to: Choprae Or Choprai? #314611

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    hi david, from having a quick look around it would appear both have been changed back to angelica and decora. from what ive seen they have both been put back to their ‘original’ spellings which would infer that they had been changed since original names were given – theres just too many people messing with latin names by the look of it. i suppose that in this ‘modern’ age of magazines and the net its easy for a name to be erroneously changed, which is then taken up ‘en masse’ and becomes hard to return to its original (as not a lot of people have access to the original material)

    in reply to: Choprae Or Choprai? #314609

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    from what i can make out , the reason it hasnt been changed is to do with the original naming of the fish, even though there was an error which it seems Hora recognised in the same year he names the fish, it cant be changed as it was an error by him (rather than say a print error, which could be rectified) , also in section 30.2.4 when the name is chosen the ending obviously dictates wether the name is to be treated as feminine or masculine , as Hora chose (by mistake it appears) a feminine ending this was accepted as the correct name (as everything else was correct) but the fact that the person (chopra in this case) was male has no further bearing as the name had already been accepted. in essence , Hora used the incorrect ending in the original paper – which was accepted – and therefor couldnt change it just because he had made a mistake. seems a bit tough on poor old chopra but thats the way the classification system is (and when you read the system you realise how tight it is – i though it was just a case of picking a name !) choprae it is then !!

    in reply to: Choprae Or Choprai? #314608

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    just found this – on fishbase
    Accepted scientific name:
    Danio choprae Hora, 1928 (accepted name)

    Synonyms:
    Brachydanio choprai (Hora, 1928) (synonym)

    Danio choprai Hora, 1928 (synonym)

    Additional data:
    The original spelling choprae must be maintained under the Code, Art 31.1.3, and not be emended to choprai (S.Kullander, pers.comm.11/08).

    Brachydanio choprai (Hora, 1928) Danio choprai Hora, 1928

    this links to – http://www.iczn.org/iczn/index.jsp?nfv=&article=31

    when you read through this though its a bit confusing as it says it shouldnt be changed but a couple of pages on it looks like it should be changed .

    in summary id say that it was an original error by Hora, which it looks like he tried to ammend but due to technicalities with nouns, names etc etc in the paper it hasnt been. im going to read it all again and see if i can make out what should be correct or not !!

    in reply to: Choprae Or Choprai? #314607

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    i suppose if it was originally incorrectly named then it cant be changed just because of an error in latin naming can it?

    in reply to: New Corys #314606

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    the sterbai are currently in a rio 300 – theres 9 nearly full grown and the another 6 vaying smaller sizes, the weitzmani and duplicareus are in the 400 and they are all around 1cm – 1.5 cm. impressed by the weitzmani – very active, similar to panda cory but again much nicer, think ill get some more of those and some more sterbai and swap the tanks around when ive finished baby sitting the fish from my sons school. got them off someone i belive you know matt – paul h. from burnhope. nice guy, nice range of corydoras he has as well.

    in reply to: Breathable Bags. #314593

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    youre allowed up to 100ml in your hand luggage. which airline is he travelling with ?

    in reply to: Choprae Or Choprai? #314592

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    nice one –

    in reply to: Judges #314582

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    when i had a shop there was someone who used to come in with his book and buy new fish to show a few days later –

    in reply to: Breathable Bags. #314581

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    if they are going on a plane you may have a problem getting them thru security – as soon as they see a liquid theyll panic – may be best to keep in your hand luggage? but id be prepared to lose em if they find them. other option if they are small fish could be to use plastic drinks bottles – lid will stay on and there will be protection from damage.

    in reply to: Choprae Or Choprai? #314580

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ornamental-Fish-of-I…%3A2%7C294%3A50

    this book may be of interest to a few of you, also seems very good value as well, read a couple of decent reviews about it so im going to order one later.

    in reply to: Choprae Or Choprai? #314579

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    i always went with ae as well but ive just had a look and they were named after a man – dr b.n. chopra – and therefor should end ai. (‘e’ endings are for feminine names in latin and ‘i’ is for masculine names) so i think the name for them should be choprai, think thats why they have been seen with both spellings. dont know why they were originally given the ‘e’ ending, maybe because it had been so long between description and ‘modern discovery’ for the aquatics trade that when they were first shipped they were given the wrong spelling which just stuck, either that or Hora who originally named the fish after chopra was taking the p !!

    in reply to: Cory Tukano #314440

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    do you have any?

    in reply to: Corydoras #314371

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    the boraras are now looking favourite as theres a couple of sp. available from petra aqua – also like the idea of shrimp as ive not kept those long term either, which would be the best for a reasonably well planted tank ph probably 6.5 ish , temp 24-26c or are they all much of a muchness? do any of them eat fish eggs or are they all safe as well? cheers

    in reply to: Corydoras #314369

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    and ive always had a soft spot for rainbows, maybe some pseudomugil gertrudae? – need fish that are also relatively easily available and not too expensive so i can get a reasonable number.

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