Gastromyzon viriosus

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Post by palaeodave » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:12 am

Bad news. One of my viriosus died. I think I'm just down to one and a cheni. Picked up some of the novo tabs today and have tried it out on my 300ltr Botia tank. Highly entertaining! Will try it out on the hillstream tank in the week (it's at work).

I haven't had a huge amount of luck with hillstream loaches. Some were definitely poor stock but I've lost a few that I shouldn't have. There's loads of algae in the tank, good flow and filtration and the temperature sits around 24C (although it went up to 28 in the summer before we moved it to work, which is climate controlled). I thought the high summer temperature could have been responsible for a few of them dying but we've lost a couple more recently and I think they maybe aren't getting enough food. If I don't have success with these novo tabs, I'll probably not get any more hillies. May try Homaloptera if I can find any decent stock, though.
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Post by cloudhands » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:28 am

We got at least one of these the other week. Maybe two. The one is picture perfect as an example of the viriosus. It's very animated, moving about a lot, healthy and perky in the Q tank for these two weeks.

The other one looks a lot like it in pattern, but it is less yellow (no yellow at all really), and the tail is red instead of yellow. It's also less energetic.

Photos soon...

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Post by Jim Powers » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:59 am

That sounds interesting. I wonder if the one with the red tail is another species.
Can't wait to see the pics!!
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Post by Emma Turner » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:02 pm

Jim Powers wrote:That sounds interesting. They may be available more often!! :D
ch.koenig wrote:I doubt it, Jim.
I have heard about "new" names on lists, Emma.
Here is a photo showing a recent shipment of Gastromyzon viriosus, which is what the supplier said they had!:

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Post by ch.koenig » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:14 pm

wow. what a picture ...
seems things are developping, Emma?
cheers Charles

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Post by Jim Powers » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:29 pm

Oh WOW!!!! :shock:
I hope some of those make their way here. My lone specimen needs some friends!!
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Post by Graeme Robson » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:31 am

These came in last night and are in superb condition! 8)

*note my hands holding them while Emma takes a picture* :lol:
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Post by LES.. » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:34 am

oooh!
I think Susan and I will be seeing you soon Emma (-:

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Post by Menu » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:49 am

Wow I have never seen so many G. viriosus, amazing picture!!

It seems that the situation has changed a bit, in Germany appear sporadically also of dedicated deliveries...
http://ig-bssw.org/?p=2949

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:40 pm

LES.. wrote:oooh!
I think Susan and I will be seeing you soon Emma (-:
Excellent! Will be good to catch up. :mrgreen:
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