Indian Rita

All posts regarding the care and breeding of catfishes from Asia.
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Shovelnose
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Re: Indian Rita

Post by Shovelnose » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:47 am

Looking at the pictures in the species page, they were in the trade at some point of time.
Balaji

Customer:Not much of a cheese shop really, is it?
Shopkeeper:Finest in the district, sir.
Customer:And what leads you to that conclusion?
Shopkeeper:Well, it's so clean.
Customer:It's certainly uncontaminated by cheese.

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Interests: Bagrids,Erethistids,Sisorids and most native cats.

Re: Indian Rita

Post by Shovelnose » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:53 pm

A few nonsense pictures of the R.gogra from the trip, the photo tank seems to be getting worse even in my absence. :icon-redface: I will clean it up well in a few days for better pictures. In the meanwhile, the R.gogra has shown remarkable improvement as it had no fins when collected, only the dorsal and pectoral spines were visible. It has put on around 1.5-2 inches in this period as well.


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Balaji

Customer:Not much of a cheese shop really, is it?
Shopkeeper:Finest in the district, sir.
Customer:And what leads you to that conclusion?
Shopkeeper:Well, it's so clean.
Customer:It's certainly uncontaminated by cheese.

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Shovelnose
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Interests: Bagrids,Erethistids,Sisorids and most native cats.

Re: Indian Rita

Post by Shovelnose » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:21 am

Took the Rita gogra specimen out for a few pics while doing a water change. The second specimen always squeaked when lifted out of water but this one never does, I wonder why.

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No amount of precaution could keep those pectoral spines from giving a few bruises.

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I love that typical 'lazy eye' look found in all Rita.
Balaji

Customer:Not much of a cheese shop really, is it?
Shopkeeper:Finest in the district, sir.
Customer:And what leads you to that conclusion?
Shopkeeper:Well, it's so clean.
Customer:It's certainly uncontaminated by cheese.

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Interests: Bagrids,Erethistids,Sisorids and most native cats.

Re: Indian Rita

Post by Shovelnose » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:43 pm

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Rita chrysea

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Large eyes typical of this species.
Balaji

Customer:Not much of a cheese shop really, is it?
Shopkeeper:Finest in the district, sir.
Customer:And what leads you to that conclusion?
Shopkeeper:Well, it's so clean.
Customer:It's certainly uncontaminated by cheese.

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Re: Indian Rita

Post by minipol » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:45 pm

You gotta love the eyes :)
Nice catfish

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Re: Indian Rita

Post by Shovelnose » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:43 pm

A small update on my Rita gogra.


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Not bad for a fish taken care of by non hobbyist parents.


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This handsome fella tried to put his pectoral spine to good use.
Balaji

Customer:Not much of a cheese shop really, is it?
Shopkeeper:Finest in the district, sir.
Customer:And what leads you to that conclusion?
Shopkeeper:Well, it's so clean.
Customer:It's certainly uncontaminated by cheese.

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Re: Indian Rita

Post by Tanganyikafreak » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:02 pm

Wow!
I'm in love with Rita now =P~
What a beauties!
Especially the R. gorga

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Re: Indian Rita

Post by minipol » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:56 pm

Very nice fish, they took good care of it :-BD

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Interests: Bagrids,Erethistids,Sisorids and most native cats.

Re: Indian Rita

Post by Shovelnose » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:00 pm

A few terrible iPhone pictures. Not even close to full size, the largest I have encountered in the wild were around 12" TL.


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Balaji

Customer:Not much of a cheese shop really, is it?
Shopkeeper:Finest in the district, sir.
Customer:And what leads you to that conclusion?
Shopkeeper:Well, it's so clean.
Customer:It's certainly uncontaminated by cheese.

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Re: Indian Rita

Post by minipol » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:53 pm

Nice to see they are doing well. I don't think you see them often, at least I haven't seen any around these parts in Europe.

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Shovelnose
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Interests: Bagrids,Erethistids,Sisorids and most native cats.

Re: Indian Rita

Post by Shovelnose » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:55 am

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A few nonsense phone pictures of a fish I have been after for a long time now, Rita kuturnee. A single specimen is now getting acclimatised to its new (and hopefully long term!!!) home. I will take the specimen out for 'proper' pictures in a few days.
Balaji

Customer:Not much of a cheese shop really, is it?
Shopkeeper:Finest in the district, sir.
Customer:And what leads you to that conclusion?
Shopkeeper:Well, it's so clean.
Customer:It's certainly uncontaminated by cheese.

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Shovelnose
Posts: 1119
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:49 am
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My cats species list: 60 (i:0, k:60)
Location 2: Madras (Chennai) , India
Interests: Bagrids,Erethistids,Sisorids and most native cats.

Re: Indian Rita

Post by Shovelnose » Wed May 03, 2017 5:28 pm

I had picked up a couple of Rita that were offered as R.rita. The provenance was of great interest to me as these were from Arunachal Pradesh (north eastern India) and fish from here are seldom available in the trade. Also, Arunachal Pradesh shares a border with Myanmar which made me hope (a little too much, perhaps) that I would end up with R.sacerdotum.

Good friend,fellow hobbyist and fantastic photographer Hayath had dropped in a few days back and clicked these grey jobs, here they are.

The smaller specimen.
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The larger specimen.
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A non catfish.

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Schismatorhynchos nukta
Balaji

Customer:Not much of a cheese shop really, is it?
Shopkeeper:Finest in the district, sir.
Customer:And what leads you to that conclusion?
Shopkeeper:Well, it's so clean.
Customer:It's certainly uncontaminated by cheese.

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Re: Indian Rita

Post by minipol » Sat May 20, 2017 11:48 pm

Wow stunning catfish, they look great! Seems like a super find

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