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Triplophysa siluroides

Post by Emma Turner » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:52 pm

Thought I'd share some pics of our latest additions, some beautiful 8" (20cm) Triplophysa siluroides. We're in absolute awe! What amazing loaches! 8)

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Post by Graeme Robson » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:51 pm

8) 8) 8)
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Post by Jim Powers » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:26 pm

WOW! :shock:
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Re: Triplophysa siluroides

Post by starsplitter7 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:12 pm

Wow! That's an amazing fish. Looks like a loachy sturgeon. :)

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Post by NancyD » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:57 pm

What a fantastic loach!
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Re: Triplophysa siluroides

Post by Jim Powers » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:58 pm

Looks like a loachy sturgeon. :)
:lol: That's very true!
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Re: Triplophysa siluroides

Post by chefkeith » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:29 pm

Nice Big Loach! Looks like a catfish. I guess that's why it's common name is Catfish-like Loach :-)

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Post by Matt » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:00 am

Are these captive-bred or wild caught?

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Post by wasserscheu » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:42 am

Congrats, that's some admirably "Sharky" 8) Found it so fsacinating, started looking for it right away. The one on Fishbase, shows assymetric pattern, it says it gets up to 50cm (1 1/2 ').

http://www.fishbase.gr/Summary/SpeciesS ... ang=German

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that correlates with the profile here at LOL:

http://www.loaches.com/species-index/tr ... siluroides

Looks like you'll be buying the bigger shrimp packages now :-)))

That site shows very interesting photos ... nice and rare pictures 8)

http://www.basilaqua.com.cn/html_en/htm ... _right.htm

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beeing caught by those pic's, isn't that the dorsal of Pseudogastromyzon Cheny?! "funny" the designers copied :))))

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Re: Triplophysa siluroides

Post by Thomas » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:24 pm

Hi Emma,

any chance to see a movie of them? while feeding?
Would be nice.

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Re: Triplophysa siluroides

Post by millsn » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:20 pm

Looks like he'll get big :D

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:49 pm

Thanks all! :D

Thomas - we'll let them settle in for a bit first, then see if we can get better pictures and maybe a video at feeding time.

Matt - these are wild caught fish, individually hand caught by net.

Here's a couple more pics. Apologies for the reflection in the first one, thought I would include it so you could get a proper idea of size:

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And a lucky shot of one swimming along the front of the tank:

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Re: Triplophysa siluroides

Post by Graeme Robson » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:22 am

He's a mighty Loach!!! All seems fine at the moment. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Triplophysa siluroides

Post by amiidae » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:43 pm

Awesome looking loach.

What water temperature is he in ?

A batch landed in S'pore and I was lucky to take a few shots.Here is one of them.
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Re: Triplophysa siluroides

Post by ClownLoachSharky » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:06 am

Nice photo :D
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You wouldnt have that problem with a V8

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