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|How would this look in your living room or
office? Fab in mine! At the 08 Interzoo show.
An oddball for sure. A Polynemus/Bobo species in
a bare-bottom system. At the 08 Interzoo show.
Polynemus species 8/12/09
The fish you have here:
May well be Polynemus paradiseus, a species doing the rounds in
aquarium shops in the UK. Priced around Â£60 (almost
$100) a piece. They're a brackish water species, but very
delicate. Seemingly, the
> long thread-like fins get damaged when collected, and become
sites for subsequent bacterial infections. Perhaps because these
fins are so long and thin, aquarists don't notice the
infection until it has become systemic. In any case, their track
record in aquaria is not good. Quarantining surely important, and
quite possibly prophylactic treatment with a suitable antibiotic
<Thanks much for this ID Neale. Will add your pc. to the
posting of the image. C & B (Cheers and Biers), BobF>
|Potamotrygon cf. reticulatus. Smooth
back river stingray, to 35 cm. disc width. Here at Interzoo 08.
Amazon and Orinoco River basins and in river systems in Suriname,
Guyana and French Guiana. Feeds mainly on insects and benthic
Pseudacanthicus sp. According to Neale
Monks: A large, territorial *carnivorous* rather than herbivorous
Plec. Eats bloodworms, chopped seafood, etc. as well as algae
wafers and other Plec-type foods. In the trade these are called
things like "cactus Plecs" and "scarlet
Plecs" Interzoo 08.
Incorrect ID, Loricariid, WWM
You have an interesting site and I've enjoyed looking through
the Fresh Water Desktop Archives.
Just thought you'd like to know i believe there is an error
in Archive 8.
The Photograph at the bottom is listed as Pseudacanthicus sp.
But is in fact Pseudorinelepsis genibarbis commonly called
"Orange Cheek Pleco" more information on this species
can be found here:
<Ah, good catch! That's my fault I suspect; Bob often
sends these freshwater fish photos to me, and I do my best to
name them, though in this case, apparently incorrectly.
Apparently, a good indication of
Pseudorinelepsis and its allies when compared to most other
Loricariids, including Pseudacanthicus spp, is the plain circular
iris as opposed to the omega-shaped iris usually associated with
Loricariids. That indeed matches the fish in Bob's photo, so
your identification certainly looks good. So I've learned
Keep up the good work
<Thanks for writing in! Cheers, Neale.>