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RE: Algae-eating Cyprinids
What about barbels? Couldn't you work that into your key? I have 9
Siamensis and 1 true SAE in my tank. Side by side, the differences are much
more obvious. By the way, the false Siamensis has 2 pairs of barbels, not
one. Liisa's and Neil's chart at the krib is incorrect, it lists this fish as
having only one pair.
When I first read their article, I correctly identified my fish as false
Then I noticed that these guys had 2 pairs of barbels. I e-mailed Liisa and
confirmed that the chart was incorrect, and that the false Siamensis did
have 2 pairs. I initially thought I had a similar species. This could be
important for those of you who are hunting SAE's.
You have to look pretty close to see them, but they are there.
I have also noticed that my true SAE has shiny, reflective scales,
a Tinfoil Barb. Has anyone else noticed this?