Among the fishes I got yesterday are two pairs of wild Badis blosyrus, see photos below.
Please allow me to introduce to the world a new Badis species! Collected and discovered by our own Andrew Rao and Peter Cottle. There are only 3 specimens in captivity world wide and I'm thankful to have those three.
The photo shows a male of ca 60-70 mm TL. I've keyed them out to the Badis badis group though they have a unique colouration which possesses characters or ruber, blosyrus/assamensis and tuivaiei. It's a real interesting species and a privelege to work with!
Collected by the same people, also this probable new Dario species. It looks quite similar to sp. Bangladesh though the localities are way apart from one another. Perhaps some new light will be shed upon this issue. I've got six of this beauties.
Very nice Stefan! I can imagine that you are very happy and proud to have these fish. Good luck with them!
Thank you Karen! Yes I'm very happy!! More photos of another species will follow shortly.
Nice Photos of nice Fish *g*. Congratulations!
The Badis badis we thought were kanabos (ID'd by me and Britz as B. badis). Both male. Poor quality photos, I'll try to make some better ones tonight.
Both blosyrus females are gravid already so I'm hoping spawning won't be long.
Are there any people here who like to me to continue to post updates here or isn't the interest in these fishes too large?
Was just checking on the badids and playing around with the flashlight when I saw....ca 50 or more blosyrus eggs. I tried to make photos but under that angle, no way.
Please tell us about ure Spawn!
Nice to see the interest Not many like these fishes. Well I didn't see the spawning sadly so I can't tell you much other than I have posted above. When there's an interesting update I'll post it.
A Badis badis male and female. Also the Badis blosyrus male that has eggs.
Another new photo: look how the caudal fin and sorsal and anal fin lappets have coloured up to a dark colour. He only does that when it's dark outside. They're the fighting colours. The pelvic and anal fin have small parts with green in them, difficult to see on the photo.
Doesn't really belong in this thread, but why not!
Badis corycaeus juveniles.
The new badid spawned as well! The male is 60-70 mm, the female still immature at 30 mm(!!). Got ca 50-60 eggs. The photos show the female and the male with his eggs.
The fry just before I transferred them. All this is from one spawn!