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Weltenbumler
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Help identify sewellia . . . ?

Post by Weltenbumler » Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:23 am

Hello everybody,

Since 4 weeks I have 8 Sewellia Loaches in my Aquarium.


When I bought them, the seller told me that this are
Sewellia breviventralis, but now someone told me, that
this should be Sewellia elongata.

Can anyone help me to identify exactly my Sewellia ?

Thank you

Thomas



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ch.koenig
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Post by ch.koenig » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:04 am

hi thomas
sewellia elongata is right.
sewellia "breviventralis" = elongata. the second species coming with is still in id by J.Freyhof as soon I send him the material. have a look here
http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php ... 1&start=15
schöne tiere!
the trade hasn't accepted the right id not even my german importers do. could last for some time.
cheers charles

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Post by Weltenbumler » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:40 am

hi charles,

thank you for the answer.
It looks like it is not realy easy with all this new species
and the right names.

Thomas

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Post by Cup » Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:32 pm

hey charles, i was just looking through the previous thread, and i have noticed, too, that two different spp. were imported as elongatus for me. did you ever manage to secure information on the second spp.?

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Post by palaeodave » Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:11 pm

Those are very beautiful fish.
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Post by ch.koenig » Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:45 pm

hi cup
I'm preparing some specimen for id. it's a new species as far as J. Freyhof can judge by the pictures and mesures I could furnish. it's complicated by the fact of (mis-?)identification of known and/or unknown species by vietnamese ichthyologists and the id in the revisions of Freyhof/Roberts on the basis of few/young specimen with different patterns and mesures from laos and vietnam. elongata e.g. shows a great variability in one of the main visible dististinctive features (length of the ventral fins).
and of course sp "spotted" is not described yet too. the next revision/genetic studies should clear that. for my part I concentrate on breeding for the moment.
cheers charles

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Post by Martin Thoene » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:34 pm

Very, very nice looking fish Thomas.

I edited your [img] codings because the pictures were not showing up "in post".

Martin.
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Post by Weltenbumler » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:04 am

Hi Martin,

What did you edit in the coding, to show the pictures in "post" ?
Just want to know, that I can do it the right way next time.

Yes, they are very nice and interesting loaches. I like them
very much. Especially during feeding time they are very
active and it is fascinating watching them.

Thomas

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