Odd pattern on ambastaia sidthimunki

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atmichaels
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Odd pattern on ambastaia sidthimunki

Post by atmichaels » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:21 pm

In my school of sids there are a couple that have markings that extend just below the lateral line. And then there's this one

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Had them for a year or two now. Thoughts?

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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: Odd pattern on ambastaia sidthimunki

Post by NancyD » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:41 pm

Looks normal to me. I take it they're on a light-ish colored substrate.. Mine, last time I had them, were on a dark substrate & were much darker.
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Re: Odd pattern on ambastaia sidthimunki

Post by redshark1 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:06 am

Lovely fish! I too am used to seeing the bottom half silver but seem to remember there is variation and also similar species.
6 x Clown Loaches (all twenty-four years of age on 01.01.18, largest is 11.5"), aquarium measures 6' x 18" x 18" 400l/110usgal.

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