Channa Himalayanus

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Channa Himalayanus

Unread postby Abhi » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:06 am

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Re: Channa Himalayanus

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:34 am

Nice specimen. What is the size of fish?
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Re: RE: Re: Channa Himalayanus

Unread postby Abhi » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:36 am

SCORPIO wrote:Nice specimen. What is the size of fish?

Male is 12 inch, female at 11 inch

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Re: Channa Himalayanus

Unread postby jack » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:05 pm

I wanted to keep one since this guys have nice personalities


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Re: Channa Himalayanus

Unread postby Romi » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:29 pm

I am amazed by the beauty of this species. Wow. I thought I had seen enough Channa then I saw this one coolbig

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Re: Channa Himalayanus

Unread postby Romi » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:31 pm

Google tells me that this is the same species as Channa andrao, which I saw at Vijendras' place and had a chance to own. But this colour form is outstanding, and I feel this name is deserved. It could be called Channa andrao var Himalayanus.

In this top class article, this name is mentioned as a synonym.

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/channa-andrao/

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Re: Channa Himalayanus

Unread postby Abhi » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:32 pm

This is not andrao

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Re: Channa Himalayanus

Unread postby Abhi » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:32 pm

This is from the stewartii complex.

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Re: Channa Himalayanus

Unread postby Romi » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:47 pm

Abhi wrote:This is not andrao

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Abhi wrote:This is from the stewartii complex.

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That website is meticulous about names, been reading it a long time, and I am sure Andrew Rao himself respects it for accurate nomenclature at least.

An extract from it, if you do not want to click on the link, goes as follows:

This species was available in the aquarium hobby for a number of years prior to description and continues to be traded under various names including C. sp. ‘Lal Cheng’, C. sp. ‘Assam’, C. sp. ‘blue bleheri’, C. sp. ‘himalayanus’, and C. sp. ‘red’.

The names of valid, but distinct, congeners such as C. amphibeus, C. bleheri or C. stewartii have also been misapplied to it.

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Re: Channa Himalayanus

Unread postby Abhi » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:48 pm

There are only a few number of specimen from this variant.

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