Celestichthys choprae


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Offering Celestichthys choprae (Glowlight Danio).

The type specimens were collected from ‘small rocky streams’ of the Mogaung Chaung river system close to the towns of ‘Kamaing’ (often referred to as Kar Maing) and Namma (Nanmati?)in Myitkyina District, Kachin State, northern Myanmar, and the species appears restricted to this tributary of the much larger Ayeyarwaddy drainage. It’s being bred on a commercial basis so you might find wild caught specimens hard to come by in the aquarium hobby, though. Specimens from a population of similar-looking fish from the area around Thandwe in Rakhine State on Myanmar’s western coast that were initially misidentified as D. choprae by Hora (1937) were collected in 1998 by Kullander and Britz and eventually described as D. aesculapii by Kullander and Fang (2009).

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