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Lost fish species from the Indian hobby.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:34 pm Post subject: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 Guys,  i  was  thinking  over  and  recollecting  the  list  of  fish  i  have  had  commonly  seen  here  before,  but  seem  to  have  somehow  vanished  now.  List  down  all  the  fish  that  you  have  come  across  before,  that  are  now  real  hard  to  find  or  almost  lost.
 
 My  list  begins  with  Mesonauta  festivus.  More  to  come  later,  let  me  recollect..
 
 Guess  Beta  recently  mentioned  about  N.  anomala.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:01 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 Well  Two  fishes  I  had  always  seen  when  I  was  a  kid  I  remember  are  as  :-
 
 1.  Kryptopterus  bicirrhis  -  Glass  catfish
 2.  Acanthophthalmus  kuhlii  -  Common  Name  Kuhlii  loach
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:33 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 There  used  to  be  a  lot  of  these  so  called  'chocolate  mollies'  that  are  almost  impossible  to  find  these  days  Smile  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:40 am Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 @Joyban,  one  common  glass  catfish  i  saw  often  had  a  small  transparent  body  with  a  shape  somewhat  like  Pangasius  hypophthalmus.  Guess  it  could  be  an  Indian  native.  ID  anyone?  Kuhli  loaches  are  still  in  the  market  sometimes.
 
 @Lawrence,  the  choco  mollies  (  red  eyes,  i  guess  )  were  procured  by  one  IAH  member  sometime  back.  So  not  completely  lost,  just  a  rare  find.
 
 Another  fish  i  remember  is  Microgeophagus  altispinosa  .
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:30 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 Shankar  -  thanks  for  starting  this  thread  its  going  to  be  learning  experinece  for  all.  I  have  started  by  googling  some  of  them
 
 According  to  planet  catfish  Pangasius  hypophthalmus  grows  to  51"   Shocked  proabably  the  LFS  found  it  out  by  the  way  of  unsold  fish  or  customers  bringing  back  the  grown  fish  Very Happy  
 
 here  is  the  article  on  planet  catfish
 http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/species.php?species_id=482
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:24 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 Just  keeping  this  thread  alive.  No  flashbacks?   Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:29 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 Someone  posted  the  fish  to  be  identified  in  one  of  the  other  threads  recently.
 Buenos  Aires  Tetra  -  Hyphessobrycon  anisitsi
 Hardly  seen  in  any  LFS  nowadays.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:45 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 The  Buenos  Aires  Tetra  is  still  alive  and  kicking  in  India  up  north.  I  get  to  see  scores  of  these  little  devils  (nowadays  the  albinos  are  becomming  more  common)  every  month  in  the  LFS.  The  supply  and  the  demand  here  in  Chandigarh  must  be  huge!  Most  of  the  fish  here  are  from  Kolkata  so  may  be  the  guys  there  can  tell  whether  they  are  there  too.
 
 Maybe  a  lot  depends  on  where  you  are.
 
 Rarely  seen  in  Chandigarh:
 Sailfin  Mollies  (surprised?  so  was  I)
 Neons  (surprised  again?)
 
 Never  seen  in  Chandigarh:
 Glowlights
 Head  and  tail  lights
 Kribensis
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:08 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 They  used  to  be  plentiful  down  here  too.  I  remember  as  a  kid,  every  LFS  would  definitely  have  these  at  all  times.  
 I  haven't  seen  any  for  quite  a  while  now.  Could  be  I  am  just  not  noticing  them  or  my  mindset  has  changed  into  ignoring  these  fish  along  with  mollies,  goldfish  etc  etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:21 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 Hey!!!
   Bleedign  hearts  Rosy  and  blood  fin  tetra's  were  my  favourites  once...  But  they  seem  to  have  been  disappeared  from  all  LFS  in  Bangalore  and  in  Chennai...
 
 
 Banded  leporinus  is  another  one  i  can  think  of  which  i  feel  is  hard  to  get.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:43 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 Glass  fish  -  Parambassis  Ranga  
 Blue  botia  -  Yasuhikotakia  modesta  
 Flying  fox  or  some  variation  of  it
 
 I  remember  buying  a  lot  of  those  when  i  was  younger  but  don't  see  them  taht  often  at  the  LFS.  I  saw  a  few  flying  foxes  the  other  day  but  at  some  exhorbitant  price,  so  didn't  venture  near  them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:59 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

                                                   
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@Lawrence,  the  choco  mollies  (  red  eyes,  i  guess  )  were  procured  by  one  IAH  member  sometime  back.  So  not  completely  lost,  just  a  rare  find.  
                 

 
 They  were  procured  by  myself  about  hundred  pieces,  they  were  being  sent  from  chennai  by  Mr.  Sam  Â who  still  has  them  in  his  farm.  The  reference  of  Sam  was  got  from  IAH  itself.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:30 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 I  have  not  come  across  the  head&tail  lamp  tetras  for  a  looong  time.  There  is  also  a  decline  in  emperor  tetras  (once  upon  a  time  we  used  to  get  beautiful  purple  emperors  here  in  mumbai)  I  guess  the  tetra  breeding  has  had  a  huge  set  back  ever  since  Shane  sir  became  dormant.  But,  then  there  was  a  red  parrot  and  flower  horn  madness  in  between  even  that  was  responsible  for  some  fish  having  dis-appeared  from  the  market.
 I  agree  with  Shankar  I  have  myself  not  seen  a  festivum  cichlid  in  some  five  to  six  years  now  on  sale  anywhere.  (I  really  miss  it!)  I  guess  the  severums  took  over  the  festivum  and  eventually  breeders  shifted  to  the  popular  ones.
 Leave  alone  that  I  am  yet  to  see  a  decent  fire  mouth  in  recent  times,  we  used  to  get  fire-mouths  by  the  dozens  once  upon  a  time  and  now  whatever  is  on  sale  is  not  even  worth  considering  for  purchase.  C.synspilum,  C.nicaraguenese,  A.pulcher  etc.  were  also  seen  once  in  a  while  but,  this  stupid  FH  craze  practically  killed  the  cichlid  hobby.   Sad  
 Take  up  the  dwarf  cichlids  and  you  will  also  see  a  dead  end  for  that  part  of  the  hobby   Sad  
 what  about  the  scissor  tails  and  the  headstanders  and  the  pencilfish?   Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:38 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 Hi  Nauzer,
 
 The  tetras  you  mentioned  are  easily  available  here  down  south.
 
 I  haven't  seen  Kribs  though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:46 pm Post subject: Re: Lost fish species from the Indian hobby. Reply with quote

 Its  been  long  since  I've  seen  some  wild  caught  Knife  fish  and  of  course  E.maculatus  which  were  selling  like  guppies  &  gold  fish  half  a  decade  ago.
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