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by shadoj
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What pangio is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 2899

Re: What pangio is it?

Oops, thanks for the correction. Only specimens from Java are actually called P. kuhlii now, no? (I lament... Why oh why can't poor hobbyists like me access more recent primary literature on Pangio for free? Maybe I should stop even trying to identify any fish until that's the case). Sorry to confus...
by shadoj
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The FattyLoachs special eating behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 3099

Re: The FattyLoachs special eating behavior

That was really cute to watch! :D All your fish look so healthy and happy.
by shadoj
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: What pangio is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 2899

Re: What pangio is it?

The Pangio with the big black joined saddle looks a lot like one of the pictures of P. kuhlii shown in the 1993 Kottelat & Lim paper, Fig 14a (bottom fish), collected in Johor, Malaysia. The black doesn't extend quite as far down the sides of your fish, though. Still possibly just a regional color v...
by shadoj
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Nuts ´n´ Trash (today's pictures)
Replies: 80
Views: 46494

Re: Nuts ´n´ Trash (today's pictures)

I continue to be absolutely fascinated by your setup. Someday I hope to have my house as well-connected by loach tubes as yours :)
Can't wait for the next update!

~ Jen
by shadoj
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Banded Pangio ID
Replies: 14
Views: 8276

Re: Banded Pangio ID

Does anyone know if Dr. Maurice Kottelat has a current email and/or if he's still willing to respond to queries about the interrelationships of Pangio species? I just tried to send an email using two different addresses listed on the web, but both failed. Feel free to PM me.

Thanks again,
Jen
by shadoj
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: kuhli pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 2249

Re: kuhli pictures

Lovely little loaches! More, please? :D
by shadoj
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Spiky Stripes
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

Re: Spiky Stripes

Must be fun to have a group of such big loaches! Really neat photo.
by shadoj
Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Banded Pangio ID
Replies: 14
Views: 8276

Re: Banded Pangio ID

Haven't found out more on my Pangio's origin yet. I've now re-read the Kottelat & Lim paper about 15 times now and stared at their pictures, plus ones here on LOL. I'm getting more and more curious about the possibility of Pangio hybridization. Hormone-induced hybrids seem to be in vogue over the la...
by shadoj
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Show us your Funny Loach Pic's
Replies: 155
Views: 176876

Re: Show us your Funny Loach Pic's

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Found something yummy!
by shadoj
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Banded Pangio ID
Replies: 14
Views: 8276

Re: Banded Pangio ID

I just talked to one of the main guys at the fish store; their last few batches of kuhlis have come from an exporter in Vietnam. As he said, it may be a 'grab bag' of species as he gets 400-500 in at a time. He's talking to his fish guy later this afternoon and will try to remember to ask if they're...
by shadoj
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Banded Pangio ID
Replies: 14
Views: 8276

Re: Banded Pangio ID

Oh my, I am about as confused as ever! Good point, but also in your fish the dark saddles extend below the lateral line (which they don't in P. alternans sensu stricto, although the top fish in fig. 3b in the Kottelat and Lim paper appears to contradict this ) and the fins contain markings (all fins...
by shadoj
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Banded Pangio ID
Replies: 14
Views: 8276

Re: Banded Pangio ID

Excellent reading, I knew the paper had to exist somewhere for free! Much appreciated. I think I'm at the point where I'd say Emma Turner's fish ( P. alternans ), mine, and the "supposedly not alternans Barito fish" are all the same... None of these fish quite match up to the original Kottelat & Lim...
by shadoj
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Banded Pangio ID
Replies: 14
Views: 8276

Re: Banded Pangio ID

Thanks, Matt. Here are the right sides of each of the seven, not in perfect focus but they're active little loaches!
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Very variable in color pattern, indeed. Where else would I find some good pics of confirmed P. alternans?

Jen
by shadoj
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Show us your Funny Loach Pic's
Replies: 155
Views: 176876

Re: Show us your Funny Loach Pic's

Glad the pic caused a couple smiles. I love reading this thread and seeing photos of everyone else's loach antics.
kompolina, looks like your fish have figured out that plants make excellent blankets, too!

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Hey, why do the big Pangios always hog the wafers?
by shadoj
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: My First Bowl Show with Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 9044

Re: My First Bowl Show with Pictures

Congrats, and very lovely shrimp! I recently got a dozen red cherries plus some ghost shrimp, and they're really amusing to watch. Maybe if I'm lucky some crystal reds as nice as yours will come up at my next club auction!