Homaloptera ID please

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Homaloptera ID please

Post by theonetruepath » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:00 pm

I initially thought these guys were Homaloptera confuzona but now I think they might be Homaloptera orthogoniata


Just picked up two of these guys from Vebas.

They'll max out at three or five inches depending which one, makes no difference to me in my 7 foot tank but my mate Joe who bought five thinking they would be max three inches might get a rude shock.

You can see the keel scales in one pic, if I understand the species index info correctly this makes me lean toward othogoniata.

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Post by Mad Duff » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:27 am

The second and last picture are very good and looking at them pictures and this http://www.loaches.com/articles/homalop ... cale-keels I would say you are right they are Homaloptera orthogoniata

Lovely looking fish :)
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Post by David Marshall » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:33 am

What beautiful photographs. Well done. I will second MD's identification.

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Post by Martin Thoene » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:12 pm

Ooh you lucky, lucky person! These are my all-time favourite species.

My dream tank would be an 8 foot long River-Tank with a big shoal of these guys.

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Post by NancyD » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:28 pm

Gorgeous!
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Post by Jim Powers » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:44 pm

Ooh you lucky, lucky person! These are my all-time favourite species.

My dream tank would be an 8 foot long River-Tank with a big shoal of these guys.

Martin.
I totally agree!! :D
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Post by Graeme Robson » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:22 am

Superb addition!!! 8)
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