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Cobitis sp.

Post by Thomas » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:38 pm

today I've seen my first Cobitis loaches in real live. I know them only from pictures, till this evening :) I dont know wich species is it, i could imagine that they were from japan or china. They weren't on the bill from the wholesaler, so I've no hints what species this could be. But I think china/japan could be right, but who knows :wink:

The first pics:

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lovely chaps! :)

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Post by Emma Turner » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:53 pm

I am jealous, Thomas. They are so beautiful! 8) How big are they?

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Post by Thomas » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:00 pm

Hi Emma,

the smallest are 4cm (1,5 inch), the biggest 6 (2,3 inch).

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Post by oilhands » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:24 pm

What pretty and interestingly mark fish!

Sehr gute!

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Post by daspricey » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:17 pm

OHHH, i am soooooooooooooooooo jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They are Cobitis taenia!!

I've got a paper explaining how they spawn and how they got them to spawn. I'll dig that out in a minute.

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Post by daspricey » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:49 pm

Heres the link that i found about C. taenia reproduction,

http://www.joerg-bohlen.de/Publications ... DF#page=79

Be warned it's a large PDF, it also has lots of other thing related to cobitis. :)

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Post by Jim Powers » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:13 pm

Great fish!!!
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Post by NancyD » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:29 pm

Wow, those look really nice, good camera work too.
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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:37 pm

Sweet find!
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Post by piggy4 » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:06 am

Great looking fish Thomas !

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Post by Thomas » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:19 am

Thanks for your replies!

Hi David,

I dont believe that this is C. taenia, the nearly solid line over the blotches I have never seen at C. taenia pictures.

At some fishes merge the blotches nearly to a thicker line. You can see what I mean here:
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Many thanks for the PDF, much to read :D

BTW: One female looks very thick...
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Maybe a normal thick cobitis-female or an "eggs-inside-thick" female? I'm not sure.

Bye,

Thomas
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Post by Cup » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:59 am

Really pretty.

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Post by mickthefish » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:07 am

your a lucky lad, iv'e not seen cobitis for a good number of years.
i would definitely say that is a female Thomas.
how many did you get you lucky person, i'd have bought the lot.

mick

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Post by daspricey » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:35 am

Hmm, yeah i can see what you mean. What about cobitis biwae, here are some photos of C. Biwae

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Or possibly one of these unknown,

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? As you can see the markings on cobitis are very variable. My moneys on Biwae

That female is a stunner!!!

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Post by Emma Turner » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:50 am

Did they show any interest in food yet, Thomas?
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