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Sidthimunki/Nigrolineata Differences

Posted By: Steve B <sdburton@hotmail.com>
Date: Thursday, 10 February 2000, at 8:14 a.m.

Guys'n'gals

I've had a stab at summarising the observations and differences between the two 'species' and come up with the following. The first thread has fallen off the end of the board and doesn't appear to have arrived in the archives yet (Jeff, is this normal?), so I haven't really been able to include those findings in my summary - feel free to contradict or discuss further anything that I've gotten wrong ...

sids:

3 pairs of barbels, max 8 bars in the chain (retained into adulthood), 4" length max, head is blunt and rounded (adult), caudal markings are more circular in shape, fins tend to be more rounded (possible gender identifiers?), higher temperature preference, found in lower regions of Mekong river

nigros:

4 pairs of