Welcome to the Loaches Online Forum Archives, full of historical information on loaches and other freshwater tropical aquarium fish from 1998 to 2005. You may want to use the Search Engine to find what you're looking for, or browse the other archives: (Archive 1) (Archive 2) (Archive 3) (Archive 4) (Archive 5) (Archive 6)

Don't forget to visit the new Loach Forum when you're finished!

View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg

The Loach Forum Archives (6)

Homaloptera smithi

Posted By: Emma Turner <emmasteve@clownloach.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Thursday, 24 March 2005, at 10:55 a.m.

I have been looking at the H. smithi at the shop and noticed that some have different colouration to others. Some of them have red markings on the bottom edges of their pectoral and pelvic fins and also on the tail. Others do not seem to have this red colour. Also I have noticed that some have about 4 red coloured 'bristles' extending from the top of the head area, yet others are greeny coloured. Is this a sexual difference, regional colour variation, or even a different species? This is the first time I have imported these fish, so hoping someone can help here.

Fish with red markings (although this hasn't shown up on the photo as well as