LOGIN

RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube
GLOSSARY       

SEARCHGLOSSARY

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

PROFILESEARCH

Barbodes banksi HERRE, 1940

August 9th, 2012 — 2:36pm

This species is not often seen in the aquarium hobby but occasionally exported as bycatch among shipments of other fishes. It was described as a subspecies of the closely-related ‘P.binotatus ´╗┐but is currently considered distinct on a tentative basis as per Ng and Tan (1999) who stated it is ‘likely’ that the two represent extreme colour forms of a single, variably-patterned species.

Comment » | Category: ,

Pangio semicincta (FRASER-BRUNNER, 1940)

'Kuhli' Loach

March 13th, 2012 — 1:25pm

This species is among the most frequently-misidentified in the hobby, almost always being traded as P. kuhlii. However the latter is currently considered endemic to Java, from where commercial collections are almost unheard of, and has possibly never been seen in aquaria.

2 comments » | Category: ,

Pangio shelfordii (POPTA, 1903)

March 13th, 2012 — 1:25pm

Patterning is highly variable depending both within and between populations and the species may comprise an assemblage containing a number of taxa (Kottelat and Lim, 1993; Tan and Kottelat, 2009). For example, those from Singapore and Johor possessing intricate mottling on the dorsal surface while individuals from Terengganu have a series of saddle-like markings either alternating or connecting with the midlateral markings.

Comment » | Category: ,

Trigonopoma pauciperforatum (WEBER & DE BEAUFORT, 1916)

Glowlight Rasbora

March 13th, 2012 — 1:23pm

This species is also sold as the ‘redline’ rasbora which is something of a misnomer as in reality the colour of the lateral stripe that gives rise to the name can vary from deep orange to golden depending upon the collection locality of the fish as well as diet, condition, and even mood. Some specimens also have a second, darkish stripe beneath the other which seems to vary in length and intensity depending on a similar array of factors. Older fish tend to possess a greater degree of black edging to the scales, especially in the ventral portion of the body.

Comment » | Category: ,

Desmopuntius johorensis (DUNCKER, 1904)

Striped Barb

March 13th, 2012 — 1:23pm

D. johorensis can be distinguished by the following combination of characters: 5-6 dark, lateral stripes on body in specimens larger than 40 mm; stripes immediately above and below the central stripe (stripes ‘+1’ and ‘-1’, respectively) located on scale rows +2 and -2, not touching dorsal and ventral midlines (except in some small specimens from Peninsular Malaysia); stripes broad, typically between 0.5-1 scale rows deep…

Comment » | Category: ,

'Puntius' lineatus (DUNCKER, 1904)

Lined Barb

March 13th, 2012 — 1:19pm

One of four similar-looking, laterally-striped ‘Puntius‘ spp. native to Southeastern Asia alongside ‘P.gemellus, ‘P.johorensis, and ‘P.trifasciatus. Of these ‘P.lineatus is most often confused with ‘P.johorensis by virtue of the fact that these two seem most common in the aquarium trade.

Telling them apart is relatively simple since ‘P.lineatus has 0 – 1 pairs of barbels (vs. 2 pairs in the other three species), juv…

Comment » | Category: ,

Barbodes lateristriga (VALENCIENNES, 1842)

Spanner Barb

March 13th, 2012 — 1:19pm

This species is commonly-referred to as ‘T-barb’ in some countries. It’s closely-affiliated with and sometimes traded as the congener B. kuchingensis but that species can be told apart by colour pattern comprising a prominent row of dark spots along the lateral line, plus a short, horizontally-orientated streak extending from the upper part of the operculum. In B. lateristriga the lateral markings usually form a solid stripe and there is no streak extending from the operculum.

Comment » | Category: ,

Sphaerichthys osphromenoides CANESTRINI, 1860

Chocolate Gourami

March 13th, 2012 — 1:18pm

The genus Sphaerichthys currently comprises four species with S. osphromenoides by far the best known in the hobby. It’s easily distinguishable from the congeners S. vaillanti and S. acrostoma since both exhibit a notably more elongate head and body profile, reverse sexual dimorphism (i.e. females are the more colourful/strongly-patterened), and are paternal mouthbrooders.

2 comments » | Category: ,

Betta pugnax (CANTOR, 1849)

March 13th, 2012 — 1:18pm

It can be told apart from other members of the B. pugnax group by the following characters: chin bar present; no complete second postorbital stripe on opercle; presence of transverse bars in caudal-fin of males; caudal-fin in males broadly lanceolate; opercle scales iridescent blue; anal-fin with reddish subdistal band and black margin; caudal-fin without dark margin; 25-28 anal-fin rays; 28-31 lateral scales; 11-12 postdorsal scales; length of pelvic fins 26.6-43.8 % SL; length of head 27.5-35.2 % SL; inter-orbital width 32.4-53.0 % HL.

Comment » | Category: ,

Back to top