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Yet another unknown hillstream...

Posted By: Jim Powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2001, at 5:16 p.m.

Today,I was at the only lfs in my town that ever carries any hillstreams. They usually have beaufortia, and sometimes P. fasciatus. I got my smallest fasciatus and my big 2.5" beaufortia there. I noticed a strange looking gastro type hillstream in with the beaufortia. It looked most like Gastromyzon lepidogaster(sp?) in the index except the color was different.It was a velvety looking olive green with no markings at all on the body or tail. There was a faint yellowish to the fins and a spot at the base of the tail. It was about 2" long, a bit more elongated than beaufortia, and fat. Since it was in with beaufortia, I doubt it was gastromyzon since t