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Post by Graeme Robson » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:47 am

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Post by Emma Turner » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:04 am

:D Nice shot Graeme! Such a lovely species, they are always out and about seeing what is going on. Peaceful too, don't you find?

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Post by JD » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:21 am

Great shot Graeme!

Well done! Taking it to Jessups for some Glossies?

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Post by Graeme Robson » Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:28 pm

Thanks. Yes, Emma. Very peaceful and always out and about. :D

Heheh! Never thought of that one, JD. :wink:



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Post by mamaschild » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:12 pm

Great pic, Graeme :)

What type is that?

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Post by Graeme Robson » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:17 am

Thanks. mamaschild. It's a Lepidocephalichthys berdmorei :D



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Post by Jim Powers » Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:27 am

Nice fish, Graeme. What size is it?
I used to have some of what were sold as peppered loaches in my original river tank but they were probably L. gunthea. They got to be about 4" long and were very cool fish. They tended to hide too much, though. I now have what looks like a minature version, more like your fish, that is full grown and is a just a little over 1". I'm wondering if it could be the same species as yours.

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Post by Graeme Robson » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:19 pm

Hi Jim.
In the LOL Species index you can see my L. gunthea's which also grew to around 4 inches but i have to agree about these sized specimens. Commonly named as "Giant Pepper Loaches" but mine is also just under 2 inches. After keeping these for around 8 months, they haven't grown much. They look like a miniature version of the L. berdmorei picture that Kamphol supplied in the LOL species index. Perhaps "wild" caught and captive bred is the case? http://www.loaches.com/species_pages/le ... morei.html

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