Stiphodon genus of the Goby

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Postby NancyD » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:08 pm

Thanks again for the great pics & videos, odyssey. The previous set were very funny but beautiful. My husband has enjoyed them too.
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Postby wasserscheu » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:55 am

Yes, odyssey, thanks for the great pictures. Very nice to watch.
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Sicyopterus.sp

Postby odyssey » Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:35 am

Hi andyroo, NancyD, wasserscheu.
There seemed to be many people who liked the Sicyopterus genus, and I was slightly surprising.

They gain weight because of my tank by a large quantity of algae(Aufwuchs).
However, it seems to be often that they get thinner by the experience of other people.
Because a body is bigger, they need more algae(Aufwuchs). They are not going to readily eat other food, besides.

I introduce the website carried interest beautiful pictures this time.
Sicyopterus japonicus use a mouth and the sucker of the ventral fin in turn and can climb the perpendicular waterfall.
http://kobo-2kki.com/archives/51037504.html
http://kobo-2kki.com/archives/2008-08.html

Sicyopterus.sp (A). Since Feb 2005.
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The sucker of the stomach.
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The body is slimy very much.
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Quick body color change. Around 30 seconds.
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Sicyopterus.sp (A) & (B)
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Sicyopterus.sp (B). They are S. lagocephalus or the close species. Since May 2005.
It is difficult to take a figure raising a dorsal fin.
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with Niwaella delicata.
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with Misgurnus anguillicaudatus.
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with Sewellia lineolata.
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Postby waterfaller1 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:00 am

Awesome photos! Thank you for sharing. 8)
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Postby wasserscheu » Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:23 am

Vrey bice photographs, and I LOVE the action-shots in your link.

Your posts provide a lot of very interesting information and joy - Odyssey, please never stop 8)
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Postby Martin Thoene » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:33 pm

Superb pictures. I was able to get pics of a single female Stiphodon sp. that I've had for quite a while now. Her female buddy and two males died ages ago.

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Orange fin

Postby odyssey » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:31 am

Hi waterfaller1, wasserscheu.
Thank you for always giving impressions.
I introduce the website where a very beautiful photograph is carried of wild Sicyopterus japonicus.
http://www.kazkian.com/z/manboon/cat7/cat2/cat25/

Hi Martin.
Thank you for showing a picture of your Orange fin Stiphodon.
Probably I have watched your commentary before.
Your explanation of the method to multiply algae served as a reference very much.

According to the DNA analysis of Dr. Mukai .
As for the Stiphodon having such a spot and orange fin, two species of the close relation may seem to be confused.

Unfortunately I cannot distinguish them at present.
This species seems to be closely related in "Rainbow color" Stiphodon by Dr. Mukai's DNA analysis.

It is often that their eyes look blue by an angle.
Orange_fin: Male
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Probably I think that it is nuptial coloration. A whole body becomes orange.
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Orange_fin: Male & Female
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Orange_fin: Female
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Orange_fin: When they are tame, bloodworm comes to eat.
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Postby Martin Thoene » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:09 pm

Yes, my males looked like the fish in the later pictures. Far less patterning than the females with the big tall first dorsal fin.

Glad to know my algae propogation methods helped :D

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Postby afroturf » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:03 am

Martin and odyssey as I mentioned earlier in this topic I reciently brought 2 Stiphodon 'orange fin' both were very thin, I got the last two left in the store. They have know been in my tank with various other gobies and some hillsteam loaches for about 3 weeks, whilst one (looks like a female) has put on some weight and is eating well the other (possibly male) is very thin and is oftern hidden, I feed mainly bloodworn and hakari algae wafers, there is also plenty of other natural algea in the tank.

Is there any other prepared food that your 'orange fins' seem to enjoy I'd hate to loose this little guy.

P.S. those photos of the Sicyopterus on the waterfall are fascinating.
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Postby Graeme Robson » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:57 pm

Superb!! 8)
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Postby Martin Thoene » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:44 pm

arfoturf, I've never seen mine eat anything other than graze on the rockwork. As I said in my post I've had the pictured fish for years and she's always been fit and healthy. Obviously gets enough nourishment.

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Postby odyssey » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:54 am

Hi! afroturf, Graeme, Martin.
Merry Christmas.

I think algae(Aufwuchs,rockwork) to be be required winning enough nourishment source for them.
And I think a bloodworm is optional food or special dinner.
It is a luxurious meal, but I think that it is not an essential thing.
Two video clips that Stiphodon.sp (an orange fin) is glazing of algae.
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=PV5txtctvno
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=v7iks7KDrGI

For a method to offer the eating habits that are rich in them, I think that reinforcement of the illumination is good.

It generally takes around 1 year so that they come to eat a bloodworm.
Because I keep the fish which does not eat besides bloodworm, I must do a feeding of bloodworm.
They seem to be used to a bloodworm in such a daily life.

The picture (the male of blue eyes) of the first and the second in my last post is a figure two years ago, but now he is not going to yet eat a bloodworm.
The current figure is two pieces of following pictures.
Though it does not eat other than algae, as for it, it seems to be extremely healthy.
I am rather more anxious about an individual eating too much bloodworm.
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The picture which orangefin glaze of algae.
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Postby plaalye » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:49 pm

Merry Christmas Odyssey and thank you for all the wonderful photos. I have never seen this type of fish before. They are beautiful and very interesting. I would love to find some for my rivertank with the gastromyzons. They seem to have similar eating habits.
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Postby waterfaller1 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:39 am

Fabulous photos Odyssy! 8) My Stiphodon sp, along with Hikari algae wafers, will go after most other foods. Including Hikari frozen bloodworm, Ocean Nutrition formula 1 flake,live grindal worms, fresh organic zucchini and melon,cyclop-eeze,and other foods I feed like Sera,HBH, & Spectrum foods. I have also put red algae sheets from Julian Sprung. I keep many stones under high light that grow an algae that they graze from.
I am interested to know how you introduce different species to live together?
I have one that is the dominant or alpha, over all of the others. He looks different, and for a time I thought was a different species. I love the gobys. I wish the orange fin you have were available here.
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Postby afroturf » Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:25 am

Cheers for aresting my fears over the thin 'orange fins' I have hopefully they will fatten up soon.

waterfaller1 like you amongst the gobies I keep in my tank I have one dominant goby probably S. elegans. I also have a very gready Sewellia that hates seeing other gobies or loaches eating algae wafers etc.

Here are a few gobies I keep

Stiphodon 'orange fin' female? Photo take just after being introduced to the tank
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female Lentipes multiradiatus
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male Lentipes multiradiatus, really want him to colour up.
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2 photos of the dominant male Stiphodon elegans?
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