Silurus wrote:I saw a bag of O. burmanica at an exporter here a long time (>10 years) ago. They had beaten each other up quite badly (all of them had part or almost all of the caudal fin missing), along with some Amblyceps kurzii that was inside the bag as contaminants.
There is a STUNNING black specimen represented (as O.horae IFIRC) in the book, "The Ornamental Aquarium Fish of India". I don't have the book unfortunately.
Adrian / Medaka has very harshly used the word "beware" for people intending to refer this book.
medaka wrote:HI Balaji
Yes, I have kept O lngicaudata, quite a few years ago probably around the time that there seemed an influx of these into the hobby. If I remember correctly my LFS at the time got hold of 6 of these. They were not all that big, and the guy didn't know what he had, and the fish looked in poor shape. I took home 2 and housed them seperately, It seemed to me that they did not eat any of the flake, granular or tablet food that were being fed to their tank mates, so I started to feed live and frozen food. After a few months I gave one away to a friend, only to find a week later the other one dried up on the floor in my fish house one morning, it had somehow managed to get itself out of the tank through quite a small gap in the cover glass. ARGH!!!!
There is an article on these in the Catfish of the month for December 2008.
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