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by Shovelnose
Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The Obscure Loaches Of North India
Replies: 4
Views: 2386

Re: The Obscure Loaches Of North India

I had gone to Himachal Pradesh last year to try and collect Schistura rupecola . While I did collect a species of Schistura fairly close to the type locality, I am not completely sure this is the real thing. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zh5sUVN9tuk/VFHBaVrXdxI/AAAAAAAANyk/izkpsnVknnU/s640/HK%2...
by Shovelnose
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The Obscure Loaches Of North India
Replies: 4
Views: 2386

Re: The Obscure Loaches Of North India

NICE! Were you able to look at them under water? Any sort of viewing box? No unfortunately, I purchased a waterproof camera only recently but I moved out of Uttarakhand in November last year. Are you thinking the reddish-pale ones and the dark+yellow ones are the same species? Are the colors some s...
by Shovelnose
Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The Obscure Loaches Of North India
Replies: 4
Views: 2386

The Obscure Loaches Of North India

Long time since I was here. I spent a couple of years in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand and collected quite a few loaches most of which could not be ID'ed down to species level. Thought you guys might like to take a look at them. I am not a photography whiz and being in the field and trying t...
by Shovelnose
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Somiletes-gongota - cat eyed loach
Replies: 11
Views: 3825

Re: Somiletes-gongota - cat eyed loach

Atr these native fish? if so, are they wild caught? How long have you had them? Do you feed them anything in specific or do they gleen food from the sand? Prepared food or live? I am curious because these are amazing fish, and I know they can be difficult to keep. Such pretty fish and unusual. How ...
by Shovelnose
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Somiletes-gongota - cat eyed loach
Replies: 11
Views: 3825

Re: Somiletes-gongota - cat eyed loach

Yup. I am keeping two at the moment.
by Shovelnose
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A loach from Western Ghats, India
Replies: 10
Views: 4920

Re: A loach from Western Ghats, India

I am sorry but I didn't quite get you.
by Shovelnose
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A loach from Western Ghats, India
Replies: 10
Views: 4920

Re: A loach from Western Ghats, India

wingedskull wrote: At the moment only one: I.evezardi was described.

There is Indoreonectes keralensis as well.
by Shovelnose
Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Somiletes-gongota - cat eyed loach
Replies: 11
Views: 3825

Re: Somiletes-gongota - cat eyed loach

It is Canthophrys gongota now. A really cool loach to keep. Fine sand and sinking food is essential as starsplitter7 pointed out. Absolutely peaceful even though their looks suggest otherwise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnBUkJM4uws&list=UUInpnytS9Il7PWbSoP_habQ&index=2&feature=plcp Foraging beha...
by Shovelnose
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lepidocephalus/Lepidocephalichthys Find!
Replies: 17
Views: 5690

Re: Lepidocephalus/Lepidocephalichthys Find!

Hey Steve,

Specimens were collected from a bog inside the Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jalpaiguri District, northern West Bengal. The same bog also holds the population of Channa sp 'Assam' known as Lalcheng. The nearest big rivers are the Sankosh and the Jorai.
by Shovelnose
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lepidocephalus/Lepidocephalichthys Find!
Replies: 17
Views: 5690

Re: Lepidocephalus/Lepidocephalichthys Find!

No unfortunately. I have only kept specimens from the south. But I will try to find out more about these.
by Shovelnose
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lepidocephalus/Lepidocephalichthys Find!
Replies: 17
Views: 5690

Re: Lepidocephalus/Lepidocephalichthys Find!

In case it helps, specimens for the trade are currently collected from the Ichamati.
by Shovelnose
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A loach from Western Ghats, India
Replies: 10
Views: 4920

Re: A loach from Western Ghats, India

Prominent nasal barbels and truncate caudal suggest an Indoreonectes sp.??? I.everzadi has been reported from your region. A good pic can be seen here ; http://www.fishbase.org/Photos/Pictures ... at=species
by Shovelnose
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Mesonemacheilus Or Schistura??
Replies: 0
Views: 1816

Mesonemacheilus Or Schistura??

Mesonemacheilus herrei was my initial guess but I have received opinions that it could be Schistura semiarmatus . The specimen is from South India. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-40FQH3WW824/TpbDSY1FUoI/AAAAAAAAFWA/64DJJ5s3Nds/s640/Picture%2B068.jpg https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zNSTGQLrfL...
by Shovelnose
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pangio For ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Pangio For ID

Thanks Jim. I was assuming these were Pangio oblonga all this while. Will use the key.
by Shovelnose
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pangio For ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Pangio For ID

Hey, first post on LOL. Been a silent lurker since i joined. Balaji here from Madras (Chennai) , India. Primarily keeping native catfish,loaches and assorted other fish. Got this fish a few months ago. Collection locality not available unfortunately. Came in with a shipment of Pangio kuhlii . What d...