02-28-2013, 11:53 AM
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I love the loaches that I currently have, and while I know kuhlis don't act the same, you guys have me sold on wanting them. I was always under the mistaken impression that I'd never seen them if I got them. Doesn't seem to be the case though.
That percentage does seem high to me. I mean you think you'd see more oddball species than if it was at 40%. Of course I've never bought one kuhli, let alone a hundred so I have no clue.
I really, really hope kuhlis are not becoming endangered or scarce in the wild. I could easily point someone to just as many people selling panda loaches (Yaoshania pachychilus) right now as kuhli loaches. Panda loaches are very rare, extremely hard to collect, and expensive. The cheaper fish should be easy to find!
Frank said he has to look at them head on because for him P. kuhli has a thinner face. He also said though that banded kuhlis are so variable that it's hard to say for sure.
I wouldn't say I have any good dwarf fish connections. I've been looking for Hyphessobrycon heliacus for the last year. I would say I wouldn't have bought mine if I knew I couldn't get a proper group, but that's probably a lie since I would have felt bad for them. I've never seen H. takasei for sale anywhere. Both of those guys are from Brazil...coincidence or something to do with exporting fish from that country? I really need to increase my knowledge of people that raise fish. While not the case for Pangios, you would think someone somewhere in the US is breeding Hyphessobrycon species. lol Don't even get me started on some of the Corydoras species I'd like to find. Apparently I can't like a nice normal easy to find fish.
02-28-2013, 12:11 PM
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*giggle* Kuhli loaches *SHOULD* be nice and easy-to-find!!!
Intersting hearing his thoughts on the difference between the two. I'd really have to see what he meant, though. My larger loaches, sold as P.Kuhli, probably P. semicincta all look SO different. I can't imagine how you'd be able to pinpoint something like a thinner face on them. Some of them are thicker, some thinner, some shorter, some longer, lol. I have NO problems telling the 5 I have apart. . .
I'm quite in love with your little hovering loaches, too - I'd love to get my hands on those at some point. I don't think they'd go in Becoming very well, but. . . *LUFFS* I've never had a fish-type loach, and always wondered at the similarities and differences between the two - but I think YOUR lil' dudes are something different altogether.
I think P.Kuhli must be very shy if kept in the wrong conditions, and that they must usually be to get that rep. I started with THREE alone, and they never ever hid. Izzy had a bit of a different experience with her Javas, they were a bit on the hidey side when she first got 'em
Sooooo. . .back on track, are you any closer to actually having a list of who's gonna live in this tank, ultimately?
COME ON, SAND! GET HERE!!! THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS!!!
02-28-2013, 12:56 PM
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GURG!!!! You need to pester those fools, or cancel the order and go through WayFair or Walmart.com I got mine REALLY fast through them.
Well, yeah. . . the bottom of my tank is pretty darn full right now, and I just really get the feeling that my rams would NOT like them very much. Rams tend to hover around toward the bottom of the tank, too. . . I could be wrong here, but my gut instinct is that it wouldn't be a good matching. They're REALLY COOL fish, though. I'm definitely interested in owning some one day :)
Heh. Lurkers. You know all about lurkers, don't you? Hiding in the shadows, never a word spoken. . . *harumph* Well. . . FORGET the lurkers. *I* want some pictures, lol! And videos! MAKE IT HAPPEN! What's your sister doing this weekend? I think ALL of your tanks need updated photos taken. And Granny's too! ;)
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