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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby odyssey » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:31 am

Hi everyone!
I went to Okinawa located in the Japanese most south last month and visited at several rivers.
Okinawa area is subtropical zone.
I took some Sicyoputerus pictures too.

Sicyoputerus japonicus
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Sicyopterus lagocephalus
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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby plaalye » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:12 am

Great shots odyssey of my favorite fish!!
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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby loachlover77 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:48 pm

Interesting fish!
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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby wasserscheu » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:27 pm

thanks Odyssey for those rare pictures.

I only hav one left, but it is a very special animal.

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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby azurekoi » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:35 am

I came across some Sicyopterus (Mountain Rock Goby) at my local LFS this week - been pestering them for months now to try and get me some more Stiphodons.... Heiko Bleher confirmed my suspicions that they are S.lagocehalus...
Bought 6 and they are Very happy in my 20Gallon reophile system - Only problem is that out of the 25 fish they imported,all where males,so expect some aggression in future.... Dont think there's much chance of getting females - South Africa is not exactly a hot bed for more obscure species like these...

Odyssey - do you think that with only males,they will colour up to nuptial breeding colour out of territorial display?

Not sure if this is O.K...but here is a link to my reophile tank on a local,South African Fish Forum - pics of the Sicyopterus towards the end....

http://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za/showt ... through-it
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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby odyssey » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:28 am

Hi azurekoi !

There seems to be rarely a male with light nuptial coloration without a female.
However, the male gorgeous color of the body is the climax at a moment to appeal to a female.

Because the forum of your link had access number of times restrictions, I was able to watch only several pages.
Therefore unfortunately I was not able to find a picture of your Sicyoputerus.
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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby azurekoi » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:19 pm

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Here's a pic of them.... they have settled in amazingly well - colour changes from this light form to the more classical pattern ....
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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby odyssey » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:35 am

Hi azurekoi !
All your gobies seem to be in good health.

MountainRockGoby which was the oldest fish in my water tank has gone last month.
It has got thin very much in the last moment.
January in 2012 and the last form.
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February in 2011
It was the strongest in a water tank.
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He kicked about other Sicyoputerus, but was kind to stiphodon.
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February in 2005
It was still small and was very coward and have hidden immediately.
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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby odyssey » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:17 am

They are Philippine souvenirs as follows.
Please enjoy them.

Sicyopterus longifilis.
They inhabited widely from the upper reaches to the down stream.
The male which became the vivid nuptial coloration appealed to a female flourishingly.
http://youtu.be/g5W0GmQORVc
http://youtu.be/ltop1Yuq3_c
http://youtu.be/n24nyz_NyeI

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It is preyed in Glossogobius celebius and sees only a tail.
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It is video clip of the sea mingled with fresh water area.
http://youtu.be/rJDoCHXAYIE
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Butis amboinensis??
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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby plaalye » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:22 am

Beautiful odyssey. Love the vid!
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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby odyssey » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:41 am

plaalye wrote: Love the vid!

Hi plaalye!
Sicyopterus.longifilis was the shocking for me, but there does not seem to be popularity than Stiphodon.
Many Japanese will be long-term consecutive holidays next week.
I travel to Indonesian Bali. I intend to search for many rivers.

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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby plaalye » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:01 pm

Yes, I was very impressed with them also. Never seen those colors!! Look forward to pics from your next trip!
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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby odyssey » Fri May 18, 2012 9:40 pm

Hi plaalye!

plaalye wrote:Yes, I was very impressed with them also. Never seen those colors!! Look forward to pics from your next trip!

I was able to watch only Sicyopterus lagocephalus in Bali.
Their habitation area is very large.
From Indo-Pacific: Comoros Islands (East Africa) to Australs Island (French Polynesia).
And the north is distributed to Okinawa ( Southernmost part of Japan).

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Sicyopterus in Fiji

Postby odyssey » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:13 am

Hi everyone!

I went to Fiji in my summer vacation.
In the Fijian river, I was able to find the Stiphodon genus, but it was the Sicyopterus genus that there were the most populations.
Sicyopterus lagocephalus inhabits Fiji, but there seem to be other Sicyopterus species, too.
I do not have confidence whether these are S.lagocephalus.

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Re: Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Postby plaalye » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:06 am

Hi odyssey. Where in Fiji were you?
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