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help id this rasbora

Postby ali12345 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:24 am

Hi I found these in with some brilliant rasboras. They are still young and I can't find anything that matches in my rasboras book. Looks like a cross between myersi and a yellow tailed rasbora. Maybe it will be obvious to someone. Photo not good but in quarantine tank at the moment. thanks
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Re: help id this rasbora

Postby ying » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:28 pm

Hi Alison,

I couldn't find anything similar in my rasbora book either... What's the name of the rasbora book that you have? The one I have is "Rasboras - Keeping & Breeding them in captivity" by Dr. Martin R. Brittan. It was published in Jan 1998 and rather old but I can't find any other rasbora specific book out there.
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Re: help id this rasbora

Postby ali12345 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:56 am

Hi , that's my book too, the only one out there I imagine.
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Re: help id this rasbora

Postby Mad Duff » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:55 am

Sorry for the late reply Alison but going by the golden markings on the caudal peduncle I would say that could well be a juvenile Rasbora tornieri, I have a couple of these at the moment and they were pretty drab as youngsters but now they are around the 4" mark they are stunning.

If they do turn out to be Rasbora tornieri then they are a very good find, they are rarely imported/exported and usually turn up like this as contaminants.
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Re: help id this rasbora

Postby ali12345 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:13 am

Great. I was hoping that they might be. They can join my others who are quite old now and dwindling in numbers.
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