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Syncrossus beauforti (SMITH, 1931)

Chameleon Loach

March 13th, 2012 — 1:20pm

This species is very similar in appearance to S. berdmorei which is native to India and Myanmar, and has been widely mislabelled under that name in older aquarium literature. The two can appear identical on first glance but there are some notable differences, most obviously possession of 9-10 branchedrays in S. beauforti vs. 11-14 in S. bermorei, and the fact that even young specimens of S. beauforti exhibit laterally-orientated rows of small, dark markings running across the …

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Ambastaia sidthimunki (KLAUSEWITZ, 1959)

Dwarf Chain Loach

March 13th, 2012 — 1:20pm

This species was lost to the hobby for several years prior to the turn of the century and when commercially-produced stock first came onto the market prices were very high. It’s now readily available, though, and while never particularly cheap is considerably less expensive.

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