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loaches fm Mekong

Post by amiidae » Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:40 am

Pick up a few of these fellow today :)

This specimen is abt 4.5 incher TL
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This one is abt 3in TL
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Post by tariesindanrie » Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:46 am

Very nice! :D

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Post by mikev » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:59 pm

Annamia and Sewellia? Real nice.

They are not from Mekong per se, right? From some small tribuatory streams?

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Post by Mad Duff » Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:09 pm

Very nice amiidae :)
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Post by Barracuda518 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:12 pm

I agree, very nice 8)

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Post by Jim Powers » Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:20 pm

Agreed...Very nice!!
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Post by Emma Turner » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:19 pm

Beautiful specimens, amiidae. 8) The second one is definitely Sewellia lineolata, but not sure about that first one. I don't think it's Annamia normani - here is a picture of one of mine for comparison:

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Do you have any further details about where these came from? I am wondering whether it is a Vanmanenia species.

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Post by Rocco » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:22 pm

Dammit! You guys get all these fancy loaches and all we get here in the Philippines are Clowns and the occasional Yoyo...

I haven't seen any mistreated clowns though.

They're nice... really nice!

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Post by Blue » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:38 pm

Rocco wrote:Dammit! You guys get all these fancy loaches and all we get here in the Philippines are Clowns and the occasional Yoyo...

I haven't seen any mistreated clowns though.

They're nice... really nice!
Yeah.:( Ironically, we live near our neighboring countries where loaches even live.:evil:

All I got are hillies, kuhlis, clowns, yoyos and kubs.:lol:
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Post by amiidae » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:50 am

Thanks for all the kind comments.

I was told that they were imported fm Vietnam. They came in with other species such as Gagata dolichonema.

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Post by Emma Turner » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:12 pm

Your photographs are crystal clear as always amiidae - very nice. 8)

The markings are not typical for the few batches of Annamia normani that have been exported over the past few years, however, markings aren't always reliable as we well know!

I thought this might be of interest, from Serov/Nezdoliy/Pavlov's "Fishes of Central Vietnam" book (ISBN 5-87317-293-5) - in particular the 'Remarks' which state that more than one species of Annamia could be involved:

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Post by tariesindanrie » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:58 pm

Wow, I never noticed how lizard-like these guys really are!

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Post by Jim Powers » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:50 pm

tariesindanrie wrote:


Wow, I never noticed how lizard-like these guys really are!
Hence, the common name "Lizard fish". ;)
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Post by The.Dark.One » Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:26 pm

There is a Annamia thuathienensis also from Vietnam which is very similar (if not identical!) with normani.

I would say that amiidae's specimen is too slender for Vanmanenia.
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Post by andyroo » Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:43 pm

I notice all the Amiidae photos are of fish on a light substrate, and the darker individal of Emma's is on a darker sand.
Fish like this would (ecologically) have some capacity for colour change, no? Clowns do with mood, so we know the capacity exists within the group; why not lizards for crypsis?
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