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Well, I checked my books.................
Posted By: Martin Thoene <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: thanks so far! i'll check Beanch's Atlas (Aaron Hawley)
Date: Friday, 1 January 1999, at 10:12 a.m.
In Response To: thanks so far! i'll check Beanch's Atlas (Aaron Hawley)
But I can't find anything that really fits all the elements of the description. As I said before I had certain pre-conceptions which were kinda nullified by certain parts of the description.
Funnily enough, like JD, I came down to a Garra sp. as the nearest thing that seemed to fit the bill, but don't have a decent colour photo. I've seen a few Asian catfish that certainly fit the dark grey/black body plus white tail description, but these all have 2 dorsal fins and long barbels, and don't really have "sucker" mouths. It's the rearward spaced dorsal fin that really seems the clincher for me in homing in on the family, as most fish have fairly central dorsals, 2 fins, or a long, eel-like fin.
I saw a couple of Garra sp. at different shops before Christmas. As I remember, they had visible scales, and were brownish in colour, somewhat speckled,so apparantly not the same species IF your fish were a Garra.
Any chance of sketching it and scanning the pic? I got my Thalelia sp. ID'd in 2 days on here like that! A picture tells a thousand words, you don't have to be a great artist, just give a reasonable impression of the fish.
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