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Old 27-02-2009, 01:10 AM   #1
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Dear Folks,

Starting a new thread here on Mahseers. I intent to make this a little different from the usual thread by doing my best to keep an online journal with updates + photos regularly.

Some interesting items in this journal in the forseeable future includes;
1) Posting of growth rate and observations of mahseers and fellow tankmates
2) New tank setup and migration of fishes from old to new and bigger tank and all the challenges associated with an all fish setup (advice will be helpful)
3) New tankmates compatibilty report - with our beloved Aro of course.
4) And finally - of course photos to show the results and observations.

Let the show begin!

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First stop.
A line-up of mahseers i've collected in the past years

1. Humpback Mahseers
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2. Blue Kelah - Some say Mahseer too
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3. Red-finned Mahseer
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Old 27-02-2009, 01:17 AM   #3
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4. Golden Mahseer - sp. Tor Putitora
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Golden has seen amazing growth rate fed with Hikari Tropical and Hikari Cichlid Feed. 2 weeks growing approximately 3/4 of an inch with 2 to 3 times daily feed.

Hope growth is on schedule to migrate to bigger tank with the remaining shoal.

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Old 27-02-2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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What's the difference between a Kelah and a Mahseer?

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Golden has seen amazing growth rate fed with Hikari Tropical and Hikari Cichlid Feed. 2 weeks growing approximately 3/4 of an inch with 2 to 3 times daily feed.
How do you manage to feed 3 times a day? Don't you need to work or study?
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What's the difference between a Kelah and a Mahseer?



How do you manage to feed 3 times a day? Don't you need to work or study?
Mahseer is English adapted from a Hindu name for big head fish. Kelah i believe is a Malay name for Mahseer. The word "Kelah" widely used in our LFS for the Blue species though i beg to differ as Mahseer is used originally in India. So in my opnion, the sp. Tor from Indian is worthy to be called Mahseer.

In my own research time, i found Mahseer to be specifically directing to the species found in India waters (Himalayan). Those are where these fish got famous first - with anglers before we caught up.

3 times - Weekends
2 times - Weekday
Alternative - buy auto feeder lor.

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Would growth be better if you feed shredded MP and BW?
Your humpbacked blue is nice looking, where to find them?
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Would growth be better if you feed shredded MP and BW?
Your humpbacked blue is nice looking, where to find them?
Growth in terms of length for MP i dunno. But i know that it sure makes the fish look very fat! I avoid the SW and equivalent as it messes up the filter system very quickly - the scales of worms dont get digested you see. Other water borne worms carry diseases.

Humpback is known as green kelah in our LFS. Many 2 - 6 inches are available almost everywhere and they grow fast. If you have a chance, go grap a bigger size one with a broader body. It looks good when it's fat fat.
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First stop.
A line-up of mahseers i've collected in the past years

1. Humpback Mahseers
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2. Blue Kelah - Some say Mahseer too
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3. Red-finned Mahseer
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Nice blue kelahs.
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Do take more pics of your red finned Mahseer. Are they the same as red kelah, the Malaysian fish? Beginning to like this fish more and more.
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Do take more pics of your red finned Mahseer. Are they the same as red kelah, the Malaysian fish? Beginning to like this fish more and more.
Just nice, i just took some pictures as my regular update less than 1 hour ago. Here is one - slightly bigger and fatter than the previous pic. See if it's your cup of tea. Yes, they are the Malaysian ssp. of Tor

If possible go get the northern red. It should have brighter fins and body. This one have very deep dark red hence not able to show the prominent red as clearly as the northern species i believe.

Welcome to the Great Mahseer Journal or should i say Journey!

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