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Marvelous Mesonoemacheilus triangularis

Post by Graeme Robson » Sun May 27, 2007 10:53 am

Water change day for some and a chance to capture my Mesonoemacheilus triangularis on camera. It's been a long time since i've had a chance to capture these little chaps and chapettes on film. Here's a couple of pictures.

A male having a rest.
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A female also having a rest.
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Then the male pesters the female.
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And a picture of a Schistura cf. balteata just for good measure.
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Post by helen nightingale » Sun May 27, 2007 11:00 am

Graeme, you are a tease! lovely pics :D

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Post by Jim Powers » Sun May 27, 2007 11:22 am

Cool pics! 8)
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Post by H3D » Sun May 27, 2007 11:29 am

:shock: Great pics!
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Post by Graeme Robson » Sun May 27, 2007 11:59 am

Much appreciated. :D
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Post by Mad Duff » Sun May 27, 2007 12:40 pm

Lovely :)

Is there much interaction between the two species :?:
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Post by Graeme Robson » Sun May 27, 2007 12:54 pm

Not really. They do interact with each other at feeding times with competing for food and such, but they basically ignore each other. The two Mesonoemacheilus triangularis are always on the look out for each other. Especially the male.
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Post by Mad Duff » Sun May 27, 2007 5:43 pm

Thanks for the info Graeme, hopefully I will be picking up a couple of Mesonoemacheilus triangularis next weekend :)
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Post by Graeme Robson » Sun May 27, 2007 6:06 pm

Nice one! 8)

A couple sounds good for these feisty chaps. You know the other option with keeping 8+ or more to suppress the aggression but that is another tank set-up.

I take it Craig has some in stock soon? (i must resist!) :lol:
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Post by Mad Duff » Mon May 28, 2007 3:56 am

Graeme Robson wrote:I take it Craig has some in stock soon? (i must resist!) :lol:
Coming in Thursday :D
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Post by Graeme Robson » Mon May 28, 2007 6:00 am

Hmmm......... :?

I must resist!! I must resist!! :lol:
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Post by loachmom » Mon May 28, 2007 8:30 pm

Beautiful fish, Graeme. :D And great photos!!!

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Post by piggy4 » Wed May 30, 2007 12:33 pm

Great pics Graeme !

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Post by chefkeith » Wed May 30, 2007 1:40 pm

Nice loaches and Excellent pics.

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Post by mikev » Wed May 30, 2007 1:49 pm

I've been really resisting them for months now....

The fish is beautiful, but it seems with a huge potential for havoc in a loach community tank....

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