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by madhu
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Fish Chasing - 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 12115

Matt, We can't key them out wrt. color. Now we know that there are a "complex" of Red Schisturas . Three valid species I know that I have are kodaguensis, nagodiensis & nilgriensis . S.nilgriensis has 9-11 black bands whereas nagodiensis has 7 bands most of them ending 2/3 of the body and not reachi...
by madhu
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New member! Identify my loach!
Replies: 8
Views: 4191

Can't conclude anything from that pic. Could be a Schistura semiarmatus. Check out if it has a tear drop marking below its eyes and black spots throughout the body, if not the anterior half.
by madhu
Wed May 26, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Loaches Aborichthys
Replies: 8
Views: 3864

Real beauties Mark! :D
by madhu
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Witch Schistura
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Looks to me more of a Mesonemacheilus than a Schistura
by madhu
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Few loaches of the Western Gharts of India
Replies: 32
Views: 18759

The dominant male:
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by madhu
Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New camera loach pics
Replies: 13
Views: 6050

Just keep clicking MD. Beautiful snaps and plumpy fishes! :D
Just a tip, F8 with a fast shutter @ ISO 350 is a sweet spot of the cam with that lens for fish! :wink:
by madhu
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Few loaches of the Western Gharts of India
Replies: 32
Views: 18759

You do know that, as long as you keep feeding, they will never refuse it! :wink:
by madhu
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Few loaches of the Western Gharts of India
Replies: 32
Views: 18759

Mick,
Your fishes sure are suffering from Obesity! :twisted:
by madhu
Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Few loaches of the Western Gharts of India
Replies: 32
Views: 18759

he's nearly half the size bigger than the rest with a massive head and mouth. mick That's probably the reason why there isn't much aggressive Mick. I have 2 huge ones almost at the same size and full grown to around 3.5" and that tank is seldom at peace. And yes they have a massive head, mouth and ...
by madhu
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Few loaches of the Western Gharts of India
Replies: 32
Views: 18759

Definitely a typical Schistura , Mick. Greedy while eating, wasnt very fuzzy or choosy about food and not that aggressive as say a denisonii or for that matter even a semiarmatus . A bit surprisingly, most of the time they are out in the open and rarely have I seen them going inside rocks and leaf l...
by madhu
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Few loaches of the Western Gharts of India
Replies: 32
Views: 18759

Coorg District, Karnataka. Its called Kodagu plateau, a highland plateau in the middle of the western gharts and hence the name kodaguensis
by madhu
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Few loaches of the Western Gharts of India
Replies: 32
Views: 18759

Mad Duff wrote: I want some :P
Make a trip to India. I'll take you to where they are. 8)
by madhu
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Few loaches of the Western Gharts of India
Replies: 32
Views: 18759

Few more pics after they've settled a bit. http://lh6.ggpht.com/_jzQi0AX46PQ/S02V4L6cRMI/AAAAAAAAByw/JFUGu83MdcQ/s640/DSC_0456.JPG http://lh4.ggpht.com/_jzQi0AX46PQ/S02WDUGNOqI/AAAAAAAABy0/dDHen5VkJ8Q/s640/DSC_0457.JPG http://lh4.ggpht.com/_jzQi0AX46PQ/S02WSRuRKsI/AAAAAAAABy4/A_SeSr5gXfg/s640/DSC_04...
by madhu
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Few loaches of the Western Gharts of India
Replies: 32
Views: 18759

Schistura kodaguensis
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by madhu
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Mesonoemacheilus guentheri
Replies: 10
Views: 4731

Very Beautiful MD & Mick. :) Pretty impossible to narrow it with respect to triangularis as its one loach thats wide spread thoughout the length of the Western gharts, though, guntherii is pretty restricted to the southern parts. These fellas are very interesting fishes both in the wild & in captivi...