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    Paedocypris progenetica - Smallest vertebrate described!

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    From where else? Borneo's peat swamps!!

    http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/news/index.ph...aedocypris.txt

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    Paedocypris progenetica

    Also see

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060125...h_060125002310

    Maybe Benny should visit the Raffles Museaum to get some nice shots.

    /John

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    As usual,"Unfortunately, habitat destruction jeopardizes the survival of these fishes and thus opportunities for further research."

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    Picture from yahoo - An undated photo released by Cornol, Switzerland and Raffles Museum Singapore, shows a male Paedocypris fish. Scientists from Europe and Singapore say they have discovered the world's tiniest fish -- a species that lives in peat wetlands in Southeast Asia and, when fully grown, is the size of a large mosquito.(AFP/HO/Maurice Kottelat)


    Interesting.....I'm sure Dr. Tan Heok Hui can show us the specimen...But it will be hell to photograph a live specimen.

    Wonder if it's in the shops? At 7.9 mm, you can hardly see the fish at all, even in a nano tank.

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    Last edited by benny; 25th Jan 2006 at 11:29.
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Ah... i have come to learn that if Benny can't do it, it will probably remain unphotographed except for dead specimens.

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    Do they school? It could be an ideal sp for nano tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnc
    Ah... i have come to learn that if Benny can't do it, it will probably remain unphotographed except for dead specimens.
    Aiyoh....pressure man....

    They have very nice pictures on the site that Budak recommended already. But I think no shops are carrying this fish. Otherwise, I would be more than happy to give it a shot (or in this case, a few shots).

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    It is on Today's afternoon edition today. I couldn't believe it.
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    Unfortunately I heard that the specimens used in the paper are already in formalin..... so if want to take photos must DIY...

    oh, the RMBR link now shows how they 'viewed' the fish....

    Will post more details after I have gone through the juicy stuff...

    ok. it seems that Paedocypris has an anatomical feature unique in fishes. It's a pelvic girdle in the male. which has highly modified abductor muscles and first pelvic-fin ray, which are thought to be used in reproduction as a clasping device to hold on to the female.
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    this one loh. taken after their TetrBbits lunch buffet..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTree
    this one loh. taken after their TetrBbits lunch buffet..
    Lucky you...
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    today on the news..lol

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    I think my shrimps will take them for food...
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    Mod : Please help delete this thread

    Mentioned that this is currently the smallest fish in the world. Too bad they don't have a closeup photo.

    Choy > Got photo of that fish ??
    Last edited by benny; 26th Jan 2006 at 11:27.

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    Also in today's ST with pictures.

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    Seem like AQ information is even faster. I thought it's another species.
    Last edited by benny; 26th Jan 2006 at 11:27.

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    A dream fish for shrimp tank. Too bad won't be available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinex
    Mentioned that this is currently the smallest fish in the world. Too bad they don't have a closeup photo.

    Choy > Got photo of that fish ??


    I think both the species are smallest and second smallest on record. I don't think they will be readily available at LFS. The preview paper is available.
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    Sarawak species is the second smallest freshwater fish in the world, called Paedocypris micromegethes.....which is the one in the pix taken by me last year.They are swimming in school.

    Not bad lah....got second place.

    here you are....



    another pix:

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    Mr Tree!! Your pictures shows the Sumatran or Borneon species???

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