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post #11 of 19 Old 08-11-2007, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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I looked over some pics of Corydoras. I have concluded that it is not a corydoras. The body shape is alot different. The head of my fish does not look anything like a Corydoras. The pattern of its colors do look like a julii Corydoras. But body type does not match. Anyone else have any ideas?
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post #12 of 19 Old 08-11-2007, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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WOLF that looks pretty close to what my fish does. Not sure if it is the correct fish though. Mine has a stripe on it, and its fins look a bit differnt. Is there another type of the batasio affinis ?? If you can find one even closer to the fish i have post me a link so i can compare.
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post #13 of 19 Old 08-11-2007, 11:57 AM
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the fish is defiantly in the batasio genus and I'm certain it is an affinis from the pics you have supplied.
the trouble with all the batasio species is very little info is out there and even less photos.

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post #14 of 19 Old 08-11-2007, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Is there any useful information you can give me about this breed of fish? Are they a common catfish? How big do they tend to get? Any info i should know?
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post #15 of 19 Old 08-11-2007, 02:34 PM
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I don;t know, I have spent another hour looking for it and it still comes down to corydorus. Short, pudgy body, really high dorsal with black tips, and large beady eyes. Maybe species 089 or 091 but I can't tell for sure. As for it being batasio species it doesn't look like it is long enough nor slender enough unless the picture is truely that bad.
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post #16 of 19 Old 08-12-2007, 12:33 AM
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Is there any useful information you can give me about this breed of fish? Are they a common catfish? How big do they tend to get? Any info i should know?
not common in the trade but are appearing more and more regularly now due the the government in Myanmar relaxing its laws on fish catching for export.

they are a subtropical fish and do better in waters between 20-26c which makes the great tankmates for most danionins (danios, devarios, microrasboras etc) and a lot of other Asian fish.

the largest batasio reaches 6 inches so there should be no worries about having a monster fish in your midst, B.affinis reaches 3.5" (mine have)

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post #17 of 19 Old 08-12-2007, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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AHH HAA! I think i found maybe what exactly this fish is,Batasio batasio . The only difference is my fish's fit is black not clear. Let me know what you think.
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The only difference is.....
and their in lies the crux of the problem in IDing batasios
you have spotted a difference in the one you think it is.
so does that make it a different species or a sub-species or even a regional variant; who knows?

I think for now just accept that it is a batasio of some kind and when it has matured a bit, say in 3-4 months try to define exactly which batasio it is.

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post #19 of 19 Old 08-13-2007, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thankyou wolf, you have helped me out very well.
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