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    ID: Unidentified loach - Schistura pridii

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    Hi guys,

    Got a loach the other day an I'm not quite sure what it is...


    Some close up pictures..


    Head shot


    Caudal fin


    Dorsal fin


    Body markings


    These fellows are obviously substrate diggers


    It was about 4 to 5 cm long (obviously died in my hands) . Any ideas?

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Dead? Aww... They are so cute... They look khuli-ish to me...

    The dorsal pattern looks like my khuli @ office...



    Sorry for the poor pic quality. Taken with HP and with reflection...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justikanz
    Dead? Aww...
    Ranmasatome mourns their departure too......otherwise, they will be in his tanks.

    These are definitely no khuli loaches. Much shorter.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    LOACHIES!!!! ahhhhh...!!!

    so cute hor?? at least benny took picture b4 they left...

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    So pretty... *drool*

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    The head seem to be flatter too... Interesting...
    Read me! :bigsmile: http://justikanz.blogspot.com/

    I'm crypt collecting... Starting cheap, now have Cryptocoryne beckettii, C.beckettii var petchii, C.crispatula var.balansae, C.griffithii(Melted! ), C.nurii, C.parva, C.pygmaea(Melted! ), C.tonkinensis(Melted! ), C.walkeri, C.wendtii 'Brown', C.wendtii 'Green', C.wendtii 'Green Gecko', C.wendtii 'Tropica' and Cryptocoryne x willisii

    Oh, juggling is hard work, man!...

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    wah lao $50 down the longkang!
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    check out those 2 anterior dorsal gold dots!!! OMG!! SO PRETTY!!
    When benny told me they up the lorry... that night i all of a sudden no mood go supper liao..

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    It's Schistura pridii from Thailand, I think Nonn has an excellent field report on this little loach.

    I saw this fish here too, but i didn't bring camera on that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTree
    It's Schistura pridii from Thailand, I think Nonn has an excellent field report on this little loach.

    I saw this fish here too, but i didn't bring camera on that day.
    Certainly looks like it! Described in May 2003. Wonder why it's priced so high in Hong Kong. How much is it retailing in Guangzhou?

    Quote Originally Posted by [url=http://www.loaches.com/species_pages/schistura_pridii.html]www.loaches.com[/url]
    This species has just been described (in press) by good friend and prominent Thai ichthyologist Chavalit
    Vidthayanon as Schistura pridii. It is a small species, approximately 1.5 inch in length. A unique characteristic is its brilliant white snout, black eyes, and black barbels. With a very slender body, it's movements are also unlike typical Schistura, as it is capable of "Pangio-like" sinusoidal movement.
    Looks like it's best with a black background. More contrast. Shame about loosing it so quickly. Otherwise, I would love to get a few more pictures.

    www.mimbon.de seems to be exporting this fish recently too...


    Oh well, I'm sure we'll see the fish again sometime.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    wah...50 bucks per pair?!? *faintz*
    but so pretty haa...
    any clues to why they died?

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    avant, thats cheap, in the UK the price is approx S$ 120 each.
    it makes me want to weep at our prices.
    mick

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    S$120 each for the ones shown??
    i'm glad i'm buying fish here. i don't reckon i can support my aquarium on my own if i'm there. i guess it's the export fees that contribute to the high prices.

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    we also pay tax thats already in the price, our government likes to get money of it's people any way they can. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickthefish
    avant, thats cheap, in the UK the price is approx S$ 120 each.
    it makes me want to weep at our prices.
    mick
    Oh my goodness!! And our folks here complain about the cost of fish keeping.......

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickthefish
    we also pay tax thats already in the price, our government likes to get money of it's people any way they can. haha
    haa.. your government must be very supportive of the aquarium industry! look at the amount of taxes they are reaping! haa..

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    do note that this fish comes from cold mountain streams north of Chiang Mai, and are hard to maintain. Also they are rare and probably very endangered. In fact they mostly occur from protected nature zones.

    Benny, start feeling guilty
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    do note that this fish comes from cold mountain streams north of Chiang Mai, and are hard to maintain. Also they are rare and probably very endangered. In fact they mostly occur from protected nature zones.

    Benny, start feeling guilty
    Oops! I will get some more the week after next then.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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