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Chanda in the wild (split from Bangalore Native Booty)

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:23 am Post subject: Chanda in the wild (split from Bangalore Native Booty) Reply with quote

                                                   
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It's  not  likely  someone  come  across  a  huge  tight  shoal  of  them  unless  they  are  just  free  swimming  fry.   They  generally  are  seen  as  loners  mostly  around  other  schooling  fish.                   

 the  ones  i  caught  were  mostly  1"  -  2",  and  they  were  swimming  in  a  very  tight  circle,  raiding  the  rice  put  as  bait  in  the  adhoc  net
 
 btw  whats  there  max  size  at  adulthood?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:36 am Post subject: Re: Bangalore Native Booty! Reply with quote

 Seems  like  a  very  nice  trip  and  lovely  Channa  there!
 
 Hope  this  is  not  too  far  away  from  the  topic...
 
 From  a  trip  not  too  long  ago  ...Near  Tambaram,  Chennai
 
 The  shoals  were  huuuuuge  and  had  a  fair  mix  of  adults  and  juvies  and  wach  swipe  of  the  net  would  bring  in  hundreds!
 
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:32 am Post subject: Re: Bangalore Native Booty! Reply with quote

                                                   
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 btw  whats  there  max  size  at  adulthood?                

 
 A  few  Parambassis  grow  to  a  full  4".   If  its  a  ranga,  its  not  rare  to  see  3"  adults.
 
 Vyas,
 Not  sure  how  such  a  big  shoal  got  into  Tambaram,  but  that's  not  the  size  of  the  population  you  probably  would  have  come  across  in  Kumaradhara  or  any  other  virgin  biotopes.
 
 Being  fin-nipping  carnivores,  I  don't  see  a  reason  why  they  should  be  schoalers  in  the  wild.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:55 am Post subject: Re: Bangalore Native Booty! Reply with quote

 Madhu,
 
 This  location  was  a  overflow  from  a  local  pond/reservoir.
 
 I  guess  the  fish  were  trying  to  get  back  to  the  main  waterbody...So  that  would  explain  the  "Schooling"  phenomenon
 
 I  guess  I  wouldnt  be  exaggerating  if  I  said  the  actual  school  size  was  much  more  than  10x  what  is  on  the  pic!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:57 am Post subject: Re: Bangalore Native Booty! Reply with quote

                                                   
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A  few  Parambassis  grow  to  a  full  4".   If  its  a  ranga,  its  not  rare  to  see  3"  adults.                

 ranga????
 
 
                                                 
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Being  fin-nipping  carnivores,  I  don't  see  a  reason  why  they  should  be  schoalers  in  the  wild.                

 there  are  quite  a  many  schooling  carnivores  out  there
 exodon  paradoxus
 piranhas
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:05 am Post subject: Re: Bangalore Native Booty! Reply with quote

                                                   
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 there  are  quite  a  many  schooling  carnivores  out  there
 exodon  paradoxus
 piranhas                

 
 I  don't  think  glass  fishes  hunt  in  packs  to  take  down  bigger  prey,  the  way  a  Piranhas  do.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:10 am Post subject: Re: Bangalore Native Booty! Reply with quote

                                                   
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Madhu,
 I  guess  I  wouldnt  be  exaggerating  if  I  said  the  actual  school  size  was  much  more  than  10x  what  is  on  the  pic!                

 
 Definitely  not  impossible  Vyas.   But  most  of  where  I've  come  across  around  atleast  half  a  dozen  biotopes  and  atlest  4  different  species,  they  were  scarce  and  far  between  including  Kumaradhara,  Kozhikode,  North  Canara,  Chalakkudy  &  few  other  places  around  Bhavani  &  Cauvery.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:17 am Post subject: Re: Bangalore Native Booty! Reply with quote

                                                   
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But  most  of  where  I've  come  across  around  atleast  half  a  dozen  biotopes  and  atlest  4  different  species,  they  were  scarce  and  far  between  including  Kumaradhara,  Kozhikode,  North  Canara,  Chalakkudy  &  few  other  places  around  Bhavani  &  Cauvery.                

 
 That  has  been  my  experience  as  well  until  the  Tambaram  episode...I  have  caught  these  fish  in  many  locations  around  south  India  and  never  seen  something  like  this!
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 I  don't  think  glass  fishes  hunt  in  packs  to  take  down  bigger  prey,  the  way  a  Piranhas  do.                
LOL   :grin:
 
 but  where  i  caught  them  was  a  main  river,  cauvery  to  be  precise.
 
 may  be  u  guys  need  to  come  over  to  the  farmhouse  for  a  fishing  trip  and  we  can  actually  see  them  and  as  well  catch  a  few
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:16 am Post subject: Re: Bangalore Native Booty! Reply with quote

 Wow.  That  is  a  huge  number.
   
 Is  there  a  slaughter  house  or  a  Non-  veg  hotel  nearby  ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:32 am Post subject: Re: Bangalore Native Booty! Reply with quote

 Trevor:  None  that  we  could  see  atleast!...Mostly  a  quiet  neighborhood  and  the  water  was  from  a  larger  reservoir!
 
 PS  :  I  think  the  Chanda  discussion  should  be  split?...Have  gone  offtrack  the  nice  trip  that  our  folks  had!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:31 am Post subject: Re: Chanda in the wild (split from Bangalore Native Booty) Reply with quote

 As  I  remember  we  caught  the  chanda  ranga  as  a  loner  in  a  huge  shoal  of  Gambusia.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:45 pm Post subject: Re: Chanda in the wild (split from Bangalore Native Booty) Reply with quote

 yup,  we  caught  three  or  four  total,  but  they  were  all  loners,  as  Sid  mentioned,  one  was  in  a  school  of  gambusia,  the  others  in  a  drain  full  with  other  fish.  I  have  also  never  encountered  them  anywhere  in  such  large  numbers  as  Vyas  Photo  indicates.  
 
 However,  they  were  quite  commonly  offered  in  German  LFS,  so  maybe  they  school  from  time  to  time  and  are  then  caught  :-)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:39 pm Post subject: Re: Bangalore Native Booty! Reply with quote

                                                   
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Madhu,
 
 This  location  was  a  overflow  from  a  local  pond/reservoir.
 
 I  guess  the  fish  were  trying  to  get  back  to  the  main  waterbody...So  that  would  explain  the  "Schooling"  phenomenon
 
 I  guess  I  wouldnt  be  exaggerating  if  I  said  the  actual  school  size  was  much  more  than  10x  what  is  on  the  pic!                

 
 yup..  that  surely  wouldn  be  an  exxageration...  it  seemed  a  tough  task,  tryin  to  spot  other  fish  amidst  these..
 
 
                                                 
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 Wow.  That  is  a  huge  number.
   
 Is  there  a  slaughter  house  or  a  Non-  veg  hotel  nearby  ?
                 

 
 nope..  none  that  we  noticed..   but  it  sure  looked  like  a  lotta  people  had  gone  to  bad  hotels  and  got  back  in  a  hurry...     Shocked  
 thus  a  lot  of  spots  near  the  shallow  banks  of  the  reservoir  were  simply  'un  accessible'  Sad
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