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New Pangio Findings!

Post by Graeme Robson » Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:47 am

I've just found these "tiny" Pangio's today. They are all under 1 inch TL. Nice variation if they are all P. cuneovirgata's. Don't you agree? :D

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:59 am

:D Lovely, Graeme! And great photos too by the way. Where did you manage to find these chaps then?
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Post by shari » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:12 am

your pangios breeding then? :)

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Post by Graeme Robson » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:27 am

Thanks. I purchased 12 of them from Peter Barretts. And was also chatting to one of the staff members who orders them in from their Thailand suppliers and he basically says write a list down or attach a picture and our man over there will find them. Apparently there's a "huge" amount of loaches available, especially Pangio's. :D

Shari, I can only hope! :wink:

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:33 am

Hmmmm, interesting! I might just have to try that Graeme! I remember also that my Thai supplier was very helpful when Botia kubotai first came on the scene - even though at the time they weren't on any availability lists, I asked them for Polka Dot Loaches or "Botia angelicus" as they were temporarily dubbed, and they went and got me some! Apparently it was a thoroughly enjoyable trip out for the collectors!
Anyway, enjoy your kuhlis, they are beautiful.

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Post by sophie » Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:45 pm

aren't they LOVELY?
between those and Emma's moosefaces, I'm trying desperately to stop myself from wondering where I can put another tank...
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Post by Martin Thoene » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:19 pm

Cool Graeme. Do they have the big nasal nares?

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If so they are P. cuneovirgata, which from your pics I'm pretty certain they are. I just broke down the 30 that mine were living in and found only 1 from 10 that I had :cry: It's fattened up, but grown little. They seem to stay way smaller than other species.

How's your's doing Robin?

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The loner is now in the 120 with two P. anguillaris and 5 P. piperata.

Nice find. Were they a good price? I just about stole mine for 99c each!

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Post by Graeme Robson » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:33 am

Thanks. :D

Yeah Martin they do have long nasal nares. Very hard to capture on camera at the moment but with the human eye and your face up close to the tank, you can see them. I wasn't aware that they could be variable regarding the black markings.

Sorry to hear of your loss Martin. Do you think they are more fragile than other, more common Pangio's? These chaps cost me £6 for 5 and £2 each.

You can just make out the longer nasal nares here. The light sand hides them on my other pictures.
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Post by Graeme Robson » Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:50 am

Anyways! I'll show the progress of their growth for all to see.




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Post by Mike Ophir » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:25 pm

Awesome photos Graeme...keep us updated!

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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:05 pm

Fab work, Martin - very concise. And congrats (as always, it seems) to Graeme for nabbing such nice fish.
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Post by cybermeez » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:16 pm

I got a batch of these the around the same time Martin did. I put them in the main tank and haven't seen them since. Well, except for the one I found a couple months ago living hapily in the bottom of my Eheim Pro filter. All the Kuhlis hide in this clump of plants I have tied to a log in the center of the tank. The Myersi are big enough that I can see a stripe or two between the leaves but the Cueno's are invisible.
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Post by Graeme Robson » Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:21 am

I see what you mean or i should suggest "i don't see" :? Out of the 12 that is in a 10gal quarantine tank, i've only seen maybe two out and about at any one time.


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