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    Oreichthys spec. "highfin"

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    Hi everyone.

    A just bought two pair of this strangelooking fish, Oreichthys spec highfin .
    I know its from India but have some of You any knowledge of this fish, breeding and so on?

    I guess there are two different spes, both a "Highfin" and a "Sailfin".
    http://www.catfishes.org/public/img/de/2/00078.html

    /Pär Jansson

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    Hi Pär,

    I've not seen this species for sale here in Singapore. I have however, seen the other new form of Oreichthys for sale. This species has an elongated fin but not as wide as this species you posted.

    I believe HW Choy might know more about them.
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    The one you seen might be the "Sailfin"-type. But in mine opinion i would change name for these two.

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    we have had imports of the so called Oreichthys sp. "high-fin" which is sometimes mislabeled Oreichthys cosuatis, including the pictures in FishBase. here's a rather poor picture.



    I have not seen the "sail-fin" variety for sale in Singapore.

    I think this genus is rather confusing at the moment. We should go find the description papers for both listed species O. cosuatis and O. parvus and see the type specimens.
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