One of our suppliers started listing a new wild-caught minnow last week, but he just called it Lemon White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanichthys sp. 'lemon'). The pic he sent was a bit blurry and just looked like a washed out regular white cloud. No idea if these are the new species you mention or not?
nice looking specimen indeed, Jim. But all in all: regarding the fact that the "yellow" tanichthys on the stock lists have never been delivered to Emma or to Germany is not a good answer to the question if t. thacbaensis or not. the fact that two pics are to be seen of the "new" species, once as t. sp "yellow", once as t. thacbaensis (on a website with no reference and a certain lack of know-how on the genus - the question is not anlbonubes or not - , on the other hand pretending to have "informations" on details as temperature) make me think somebody is taking us around. in any case it's not the way it works in commercial trade. t. micagemmae show a certain range of different colouring during growth and natural "long-finned" specimen are known. I'm still waiting for the ordered Tanichthys yellow to judge. cheers Charles
Hi all the mistery about the "yellow" Tanichthys is solved. In AMAZONAS 41 Mai/June 2012 Ingo Seidel shows pics of the new species, pics of eggs and fry inclusive. The species has been found by Mikael Hakànson/Imazo and Saigon Aquarium in 2009 Da Nang province in Vietnam. Specimen have been exported by Saigon Aquarium to Europe in 2010. The species is easy to breed, but no exports are to be expected furthermore. The species is not identic with T. thacbaensis. Seems Jörg Bohlen is at work for the description since 2010. So we are waiting. Cheers Charles