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Some loaches photo from nature.

Postby Nonn » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:42 am

Some Loaches pix from Nan Province, in northern Thailand. Nan riv. is actually a tributary of Chao Phraya besin but there are a few Mae Kong species and genus there as well, which showing that the 2 rivers might have been connected in the past.

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Hemimyzon nanensis endemic species to the area.
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Schistura maenanensis is also endemic species to upper Nan river.

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Not sure what Schistura sp.
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Some other inhabitant of the system.
Oleoglanis sp. is not a loach. But prefer free flowing moutain stream like many loaches.

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Habitat shot:
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Some Cyprinidae:
Onychostoma gerlachi
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Scaphiodonichthys acanthopterus
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More photos of everything else from the trip can be found in these links:

http://www.siamensis.org/webboard/webboarddetail.php?board_id=8700

http://www.siamensis.org/webboard/webboarddetail.php?board_id=8697#37

http://www.siamensis.org/webboard/webboarddetail.php?board_id=8698#28

http://www.siamensis.org/webboard/webboarddetail.php?board_id=8699#43

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Postby clownloachfan » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:47 am

Very nice, what are those things on the rock in the first pic? Will have to check out those links after i get some sleep.
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Postby Nonn » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:56 am

I knew somebody would ask what it is. I did asked the same question in my post at siamensis.org and somebody reply that it is larvae of some kind of fly in family Blephaliceridae, which is also an algae grazer.
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Postby andre » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:48 am

Nonn, what great pictures. Thank you very much. I often looked for "real life" photos in internet but never found much.
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Postby mickthefish » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:29 am

brilliant pics Nonn, that camera of yours works great to show us the life under the waters of your countries beautiful fauna.
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Postby TeeCeeJay » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:30 am

There are some fantastic images there, not just the fish but the flora and fauna and even the 'temple'(?) ones in the last link.

The river images make me ask if anyone has ever lowered the water level (or raised the rockwork) in their river tank to replicate the water splashing over the boulders?

In the photos the river looks to be quite shallow in some places and I'm guessing the fish would like the extra oxygen and turbulence caused by the breaking water?

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Postby Rocco » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:22 am

Wow, I wish I could go to a river and take pics like that. Nice.
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Postby Blue » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:16 am

TeeCeeJay wrote:There are some fantastic images there, not just the fish but the flora and fauna and even the 'temple'(?) ones in the last link.

The river images make me ask if anyone has ever lowered the water level (or raised the rockwork) in their river tank to replicate the water splashing over the boulders?

In the photos the river looks to be quite shallow in some places and I'm guessing the fish would like the extra oxygen and turbulence caused by the breaking water?

TC

I would confirm an affirmative on that, TC.:mrgreen:

Nice shots, Nonn!:mrgreen:
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Postby Martin Thoene » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:36 am

As usual Nonn my friend, absolutely stunning photographs.

Anyone unfamiliar with siamensis.org should check out Nonn's site and spend ages there looking at all his incredible pictures from field trips. Much of the site is in Thai but a lot of the picture captions have some English so you can at least tell the species.

Not just fish pictures either. Lots of the beautiful country and other flora and fauna. Some people too.

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Postby Curtis » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:34 am

Nonn, What type of camera and lens do you use for these pictures? Thanks.
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Postby andyroo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:48 am

Nonn,
Wife and I are coming to Thailand/Vietnam/Cambodia in the '08 Spring. Mind if we look you up? If you're doing any river-bopping i'd love to tag along and see how you get these great photos- my river shots are always horrible.
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Postby Nonn » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:28 pm

Thanks for all the kind words :D I forgot to mention that one of the ultimate goal of this trip was to see and hopefully take photograph of Botia nigrolineata under water but the water level was still too high and I failed to find any Botia. This is where they supposed to live.

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andyroo, I will love to take you to see some loaches in Thailand. The best time would be Jan - April as the water will be lowest.

Most under water picture of mine were taken by Olympus 770sw. :
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Postby Emma Turner » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:05 pm

Superb as always, Nonn. 8) 8) 8)

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Postby LoachOrgy » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:14 pm

Very nice!
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Postby tariesindanrie » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:59 pm

Beautiful :D

Thanks so much for sharing these!

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