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Thomas
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My lepidocephalichthys

Post by Thomas » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:36 pm

Hi,

at first i would like to show you my absolute favorites loaches

Lepidocephalichthys guntea, i've this species since summer 2006.
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Lepidocephalus thermalis: 12 euro for the fishes, 160 euro for the travel to them last year :roll: :D
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Two unknown (undescribed?) Lepidocephalichthys. They unfortunately no longer live. i have only one of this species of them. They are (were) from 2004. I've killed them with new pangio and ignore the quarantine. i'm sure, I never do this mistake a second time :( :evil:
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maybe they are identical with the hog face loaches, certain resemblances exist, i think.http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=6587

I hope you like the pics, some more will follow.

Bye, Thomas

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Post by Emma Turner » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:40 pm

Hi Thomas,

Welcome to the forum! :D

Those are really excellent pics. I'm a big fan of the Lepidocephalichthys/Lepidocephalus species myself. They are peaceful but always quite 'up front' and like to see what's going on outside their tanks. Sadly I have no room for them at home, but enjoy watching them at my other half's aquatics shop (I order all the fish, so there are plenty of loaches! :wink: ).

Emma
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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:05 pm

Very nice shots, Thomas. I really like the leaf litter in the tank. The fish must love it.
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Post by Thomas » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:09 pm

Thank you Emma,

i also love cobitis and sabanejewia but have no one of them. Maybe Cobitis taenia this spring from a pondfishbreeder(?) I hope the best.
I order all the fish, so there are plenty of loaches!
I know, sometimes i sit here in germany, watch the lol-froum and die... ;)

Hello Mark,

yes, but they bury it permanently :D

Thomas

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Post by mickthefish » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:48 pm

great looking fish thomas and pics, i also have a few guntea and the hogface but alas ive not seen any hasselti lately around my area.

mick

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Post by Jim Powers » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:02 pm

Very nice fish!! :D
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Post by Ashleigh » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:47 pm

:lol: I love the second photo-it looks like they were planning something :twisted:

Beautiful little loaches!!

Ashleigh

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Post by starsplitter7 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:58 pm

I have just realized that loaches being sold as Dojos at a local LFS, were these instead. I knew they weren't Dojos, so I picked them up, but I had no idea what they were.

Unfortunately, they weren't in good shape and passed quickly. Sigh!

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Post by Graeme Robson » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:32 pm

Hi Thomas, welcome to Loaches Online! :D

Superb pictures! I also keep a number of Lepidocephalichthys/Lepidocephalus species. I think my collection is around 6 different species including a lovely Lepidocephalichthys guntea which is a leucistic form. I'll attach the link to the picture below. I purchased this rare chap from Emma a couple of years ago.


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Post by Thomas » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:41 pm

Thanks Graeme,

6 different species? thats Fantastic! :)

But your leucistic friend...I think he looks a little bit ill... ;) strange :)
No, i know of the picture, i was very often in the "Species-index" :). But not registered in the Forum.

it's very nice and interesting to be here, in german forums are loaches like Schistura or Lepidocephalichthys mostly unknown.

Thomas

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Post by Tinman » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:26 pm

Welcome Thomas :D Very nice loaches 8)

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