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Post by dconnors » Mon May 24, 2010 10:31 pm

Just ordered 5 of these as Botia udomritthiruji, they should be here saturday morning! Here is a pic that the supplier sent me:
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I cannit wait until saturday! :D

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Post by bookpage » Mon May 24, 2010 10:59 pm

Way to go. Bet you will really like them.
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Post by Mad Duff » Tue May 25, 2010 4:31 am

Very nice, they are a stunning fish when adults, I have 7 adults now upto 6" and the colours and markings are wonderful, I have a feeling you will be very happy with them :)
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Post by Graeme Robson » Tue May 25, 2010 2:09 pm

Enjoy!! 8)
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Post by piggy4 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:09 am

Looking at the pic I'd say they looked more like Histrionica's :!:

http://www.siamfishing.com/board/upload ... 032320.jpg

The young of the Emperor look more like young Rostrata than Histrionica :idea:

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Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:31 am

Never seen Emperor here in Brazil. Other day, guy from LFS called me to tell the good news:

We have Emperor Botia!

I ran there but the one he got was Syncrossus helodes. :lol:

Congrats!
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Post by Emma Turner » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:07 pm

piggy4 wrote:Looking at the pic I'd say they looked more like Histrionica's :!:

http://www.siamfishing.com/board/upload ... 032320.jpg

The young of the Emperor look more like young Rostrata than Histrionica :idea:
Here is a pic of juvenile Botia udomritthiruji for comparison:

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Hope you're enjoying them, dconnors! 8)

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Post by piggy4 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:31 pm

Its incredible how different they look ,when compared to the age/scale pics displayed in HH's original description :shock: to me they look like Histrionica , beautifully conditioned specimens :o

Has anyone taken pics as they have developed :?:

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Post by dconnors » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:28 pm

I will have to post up some pics. I am pretty sure they are B. udomritthiruji, as I was also concerned that maybe someone was trying to pass off juvenile rostrata or histrionica to an unsuspecting hobbyist. I aquired 2 different groups, one of 4 (the supplier only had 4 not the 5 he had originally thought) and one of 3. Though 2 different suppliers I am pretty sure they came from the same exporter overseas ( the 2nd supplier was fairly certain that he and the 1st supplier both have the same source and I have no reason to doubt him). They were about 2" SL when I got the 1st group. In less than a month they have added at least another 1/2" and there lines are starting to seperate. The color is much better now that they have been here for a little while-even their dorsal fins have a yellow-gold hue to them. And man are they fun to watch! They really interact with each other. I will get some pics tomorrow.

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Post by Mad Duff » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:24 am

It would be great to see some pics of their development :D

I have to admit I did see some in a shop a couple of months back and my first reaction was rostrata.
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Post by piggy4 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:17 pm

Hi Dconnors , personally imo they look like Histrionica , having said that I must add that they look exceptional specimens :!: I just can't see Emperor Botia , and looking at HH's description the pic of a small Emperor looks more like a juvenile Rostrata than an Histrionica :idea:

If they are Emperors it would be nice to see them at different stages of their developement , also if they indeed turn out to be Histrionica I bet they would look fantastic all the same :!:

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Post by dconnors » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:04 pm

Here are some photos I took today. It is pretty interesting how different the patterns are amongst the seven of them. Since adding the 3 new ones over the weekend they have really become quite active and fun to watch!
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Post by dconnors » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:11 pm

A couple more:
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Time will be the only way to be for sure what species they are. I really hope they are not histrionica, as those were also on the suppliers list and about 1/4 of the price! Time will tell...

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Post by Graeme Robson » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:59 am

Nothing to worry about. Indeed they are Botia udomritthiruji. 8)
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Post by piggy4 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:01 pm

I still think they look like Histrionica :? but hey Histrionica are truely beautiful fishes and shouldn't be taken for granted , I waited for years to obtain them ! they were one of those fishes I had read about and fantacised that one day I might be lucky enough to see them ,let alone keep them :idea:

I could be proven wrong and perhaps they are indeed Emperors :?: but for now I'd go with Histrionica .

:) At least you are logging their progress with these wonderful pics thanks for posting .

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