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    River Recce II

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    Here's some photos from today's bash. Can anyone ID the flora/fauna? And can a more experienced photographer come along next time?










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    I can only do these:

    1st - Guppy, wild form
    2nd - Should also be Guppy, wild form. But this one look damn like an Endler's livebearer. Wait and see if the males will grow to guppy size...

    The moss looks like 'Hwchoy' moss, which we see at the plant farm at Pasir Ris on the outing last year...
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    1) Wild Guppy
    2) Also wild guppy, not Endler. I have such fellas, also caught from the drains.
    3) A young barb, looks like a checkered barb aka Puntius? oligolepis. Don't know the exact ID though.
    4) A small shrimp, maybe a Macrobrachium species.
    5) Some sort of terrestrial moss.
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    Would moss have roots? The so called "hwchoy moss" does. Found it growing out of the riverbanks. Y'all should seriously consider coming along next time. so cool!

    As for the barb, the only species I spotted was the two spot barb. Which was nowhere near where I got this little fellah. Either way, they're all in my daphnia tank with two 3cm pugnaxs(pugnaxi?) now. The adults in my 6ft are waay too agressive. Tried to eat the guppies as soon as they hit the water. More pics when they're older.

    In the meantime: What is this frog?



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    The "moss" in your pictures can be found at my housing area along the glass patch. I have not tried to grow it submersed but I think Teo's used to have it inside one of his tank accidentally.

    As for the guppy, I used to catch the similar ones when I was young. Quite common to be found along small drains, it is not necessarily to go into the canals for such catch. For those who wish to be safe, there is a drain along the main road by the 170 bus stop behind Chartered Semiconductor. You should be able to catch "longkan fish" there.

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    It appears I was right! Those two guys are the, now un-common "common greenback"!

    http://www.wildsingapore.per.sg/disc...ggreenback.htm
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    That tank is waaaaaay too small for the greenbacks.. i hope its only temp??..
    i dont know what no. 3 is..but its not oligolepis i dont think... but i have a feeling its juvenile
    that moss you have is terrestrial... the name slips my mind now...

    Edit: Think its some sort of selaginella..
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    Frogs: Of course, I just used that for photographing them. Little buggers were scared of the big whirling clicking thing

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    It was quite a stupid day. Raining almost as soon as we stepped inside!
    And after that, a lot of wading in the mud.

    We went through plains of Crypts, some of which I can't ID. Could be natural hybrids.
    Also came to a hut deep inside and found some quite well maintained pools with Bacopa species, Cabomba, Echinodorus, Hygrophila (polysperma and lacustris I think), Limnophila hippuroides, Rotala, I could go on and on....

    We shouted and waited but no one came. Saw this yr's newspapers so I think there should belong to someone. Maintained or abandoned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weirong
    Also came to a hut deep inside and found some quite well maintained pools with Bacopa species, Cabomba, Echinodorus, Hygrophila (polysperma and lacustris I think), Limnophila hippuroides, Rotala, I could go on and on....

    We shouted and waited but no one came. Saw this yr's newspapers so I think there should belong to someone. Maintained or abandoned?
    Maybe the old man was attending to something. Please be mindful of other's property. The last thing we need is to have folks accusing you guys as marauders, stealing when there is no one around. It's not as if any of those are unaffordable plants. Mostly cheap and common stuff.

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    Well.. aside from me falling into one of his plots I don't think we did any damage.

    And technically, whoever it is, is squatting. Not exactly legal is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XnSdVd
    And technically, whoever it is, is squatting. Not exactly legal is it?
    It's probably not. However, stealing is wrong, it does not matter who from.

    Obviously they took efforts to do up the place.

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    Well, we have yet to steal. And if I'm right about who the owner is, he did give permission... Shall have to ask the old man if we ever see him again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XnSdVd
    Well, we have yet to steal. And if I'm right about who the owner is, he did give permission... Shall have to ask the old man if we ever see him again.
    I'm not worried about you guys. We know you and weirong are members of good standing, especially have met you guys personally so many times.

    I'm just concerned about the misconceptions other folks might have of you since they are not in the know.

    No worrries. Keep us informed of your Singapore adventures!

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    Don't worry Benny. We didn't uproot all the plants. Like you mentioned, it's all quite common stuff. We know what we are doing.

    Just wondering what that place is used for, that's all. Btw, no Parker pen or whatever pen, and no camera lens. Want any zinc roofs instead?
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    I know, that last post was for said members who're "not in the know"

    You should come with us one day, I'm too busy splashing around like a happy boar and weirong's cameraphone doesn't exactly make a good replacement.

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    NO PARKER PEN!!?? Looks like you guys have to go back. How can you miss it? It's freaking silver and bloody reflective in the sun! Definitely have to go back.

    Simon's close up filter also cannot find? Sigh......... You guys have stamps over your eyes right?

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    I was blinded when I saw that 2.5 meter tall arrowhead growing out of a 2cm deep stream Should've taken a picture of that monster...

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    I thought I saw one of the monkeys playing with a pen! But he said it was his when I asked. Anyway it's hard to negotiate when their buddies are all around and you have Shannon keep staring at the waters...
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    Quote Originally Posted by XnSdVd
    I was blinded when I saw that 2.5 meter tall arrowhead growing out of a 2cm deep stream Should've taken a picture of that monster...
    Kids in a candy shop! Sigh......

    Cheers,
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