Etroplus maculatus - Blue Form?

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Etroplus maculatus - Blue Form?

Post by melanotheron » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:00 am

Hi!

In the book 'Freshwater Fishes of Sri Lanka' by Rohan Pethiyagoda (1991), there is a discussion on the Blue or Cyanic form of E. maculatus from western Sri Lanka, between Colombo and Puttalam. Does any one know more about this fish? There is a nice picture of it in the book. It looks like it would be an excellent addition to the Asian Cichlid selection available in the hobby. If it's not already being kept. And it sounds like it might be in trouble from water pollution, according to the book. I guess I'm creating an interest (concern?) here, in a fish that's possibly being overlooked! It's a very curious fish!
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Jim

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Re: Etroplus maculatus - Blue Form?

Post by myster619 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:34 pm

Can you take a picture of it or scan the page and post it here?

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Re: Etroplus maculatus - Blue Form?

Post by melanotheron » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:44 pm

Thank you for your interest. I'll try. Here goes!
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Re: Etroplus maculatus - Blue Form?

Post by Krzysiek S » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:21 pm

I have a group of fish (3 males 1 female) - 5-6 cm. female looks exactly like the picture, is the largest of the fish. Fish catch is from India, but did not know the location. They are very timid (I have them for two months), therefore I can not do the photos as soon as a possibility, will put pictures.

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Re: Etroplus maculatus - Blue Form?

Post by Lisachromis » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:36 pm

Would love to see photos.

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Re: Etroplus maculatus - Blue Form?

Post by melanotheron » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:40 am

Thank you for your interest Krzysiek S! We will watch for your pictures!

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