Pangio Anguillaris size

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misterf1x1t
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Pangio Anguillaris size

Post by misterf1x1t » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:16 pm

I managed to get a hold of 6 of these little guys (pangio anguillaris). I'd love to say they're fun to watch but I haven't seen them since the first day.

I didn't expect them to be quite so small. They make my kuhli's look like leviathans. I'm even concerned they may almost look like food to the other fish. Luckily I have lots of hiding places for them, but I hope they're not living in fear.

I see they can get up to 5 inches long. And I can see that since they're pretty long already. I was wondering if they get any plumper.

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Re: Pangio Anguillaris size

Post by Bas Pels » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:48 am

Hardly

Their name, anguilaris refers to the common European eel, and this species does reflect them a bit. Smaller in all measures, and therefore not plump at all.

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Re: Pangio Anguillaris size

Post by misterf1x1t » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:11 pm

Thanks for the info.

I finally got a glimpse of them last night. Apparently they took to digging a hole near some rocks where they poke their heads out. I can only assume they leave their "cave" throughout the night.

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Re: Pangio Anguillaris size

Post by Thomas » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:20 am

Yes, they get plumper but it last somes years... and not like an old P. myersi.

This female is round about 15 years old, it measures 11 cm and in the middle the body is 8 mm high.

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Re: Pangio Anguillaris size

Post by misterf1x1t » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:03 pm

I guess my fears of them being considered food were unfounded. They've come out the past couple of days and nights while I've been around and hang with my other loaches. The mid tank swimmers ignore them. I think I might try to find some more. They're very wriggly and fun to watch

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