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Loaches of Vietnam

Post by atmichaels » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:43 pm

Interesting write up on some of the loaches from Vietnam. The vanmanenia crassicauda looks amazing!

http://www.reef2rainforest.com/2015/01/ ... m-vietnam/
Currently keeping: gastromyzon spp., hypergastromyzon humilis, pseudogastromyzon sp., sewellia spp., ambastaia sidthimunki, homaloptera spp., serpenticobitis octozona, Yaoshania pachychilus. As well as various catfish, loricarids, livebearers and tetras.

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Re: Loaches of Vietnam

Post by Botiadancer » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:54 pm

I saw that too - a very cool loach-among other cool creatures.

Noticed what you are currently keeping - do you have photos posted somewhere? I am looking at converting my 24" 15g's into hillstream tanks and several of your species are on my want list. I currently have one reticulated sewelia and some otos in a tank. Any advice you have is much appreciated.

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Re: Loaches of Vietnam

Post by atmichaels » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:28 pm

I have several photos on this forum spread throughout various threads. This is a good one:
http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=25028

My first bit if advice is to add more Sewellia if you can. Their interactions are really fun to watch. If you have specific questions, post a new topic in the forum and take advantage of our collective experiences and wisdom.

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Re: Loaches of Vietnam

Post by Botiadancer » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:27 pm

I was hoping to add more; thanks for the confirm that it is a good idea.

Those photos in the link are fabulous! Very inspiring. Looking at reef frag tank to make into a hillstream tank - we'll see.

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Re: Loaches of Vietnam

Post by Jim Powers » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:05 pm

I REALLY want that Clouded Leopard Loach (Vanmanenia crassicauda)!!!!! :D
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Re: Loaches of Vietnam

Post by Caudelia » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:31 am

Jim Powers wrote:I REALLY want that Clouded Leopard Loach (Vanmanenia crassicauda)!!!!! :D
me too!!1

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Re: Loaches of Vietnam

Post by NancyD » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:20 am

Me 3! Really handsome fish! I'll have to see if my LFS can get some...
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Re: Loaches of Vietnam

Post by zenins » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:42 pm

Very nice :)

I hope to see some in my LFS some time soon ...
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Re: Loaches of Vietnam

Post by mikev » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:10 am

While Vanmanenia crassicauda did not materialize, another new unusual hillstream loach did, Hemimyzon nanensis, and it seems to be the first time any Hemimyzon became available.

so if interested get them while you can (I did).

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Re: Loaches of Vietnam

Post by shuwae » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:30 pm

Mikev, are they the real ones? I was going to purchase a small group of them too but wanted to make sure they were the real ones rather than a misidentified species.

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Re: Loaches of Vietnam

Post by mikev » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:58 pm

Nobody can guarantee the species since our knowledge of hemimyzons is next to nil. :P

But I'm fairly certain they are Hemimyzons.

OK, I'll post a few preliminary shots on another thread.

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