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by Azur
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: SWEETYSMUMS SICK CLOWN LOACH HELP
Replies: 16
Views: 8651

Re: SWEETYSMUMS SICK CLOWN LOACH HELP

So the only symptoms are odd swimming behavior, refuses to eat, and excessive mucus production? Could be something is irritating the skin; the burning/itching may cause the behavioral changes. I think skin irritation is more often caused by parasites or ammonia burn than bacteria, though it is by no...
by Azur
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach/goby indentification?
Replies: 12
Views: 3947

Re: Loach/goby indentification?

HappyPoet wrote:It could very well be a female in the Rhinogobius Duospilus group.
http://topgon.deviantart.com/art/Rhinog ... -273666420
Possibly a Rhinogobius, but not duospilus.
by Azur
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: SWEETYSMUMS SICK CLOWN LOACH HELP
Replies: 16
Views: 8651

Re: SWEETYSMUMS SICK CLOWN LOACH HELP

It's impossible to tell what is wrong when all the information is that the fish is listless and doesn't eat; the photos are low resolution and apparently taken when the fish was healthy so they don't help with diagnosis either. Are there any other symptoms?
by Azur
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach/goby indentification?
Replies: 12
Views: 3947

Re: Loach/goby indentification?

Well it's definitely a goby. However, since it's a small freshwater goby of unknown origin, possibly female, without any distinguishing characteristics = I suspect even experts will struggle to ID that fish.
by Azur
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lizard ID
Replies: 9
Views: 5302

Re: Lizard ID

Attractive fish you have there. Is the green sheen real? I guess I'll call my fish Homaloptera sp. cf. yunnanensis for the time being then. Shame I only got one. These smithii & tweediei are obviously small predators, how big things will they chow down? Would newly hatched ancistrus become food?
by Azur
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lizard ID
Replies: 9
Views: 5302

Re: Lizard ID

I think there's two more species in the group... I got a photo of one of them, this guy: http://mnsystematik.dyndns.org/temp/lizard_DSC_7373.jpg It's got much further between the pectoral and the ventral fins than the others, plus it "browses" surfaces like a herbivorous hillstream loach (the smithi...
by Azur
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Freshwater fishes in Japan(4)
Replies: 67
Views: 68238

Re: Freshwater fishes in Japan(4)

Beautiful photos! :D
by Azur
Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lizard ID
Replies: 9
Views: 5302

Re: Lizard ID

Ah, I got them mixed up - thanks!
by Azur
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lizard ID
Replies: 9
Views: 5302

Re: Lizard ID

It looks like you might have two similar species. Yes, it does seem that way. However, none of them have the dark lower lobe of the tail fin typical of tweediei , so either that character isn't 100%, or it's smithi + something else. When I saw them in the shop I thought they were L. disparis , but ...
by Azur
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Lizard ID
Replies: 9
Views: 5302

Lizard ID

Got a small group of lizard-type loaches, but am unsure what species it is. I checked the species list, and it's pretty similar to Liniparhomaloptera disparis , but it's not a perfect match, so any pointers welcome. They're approximately 4 cm SL. Seem to prefer wood to rock. If these rather poor pho...