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by Matt
Sun May 02, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Stiphodon genus of the Goby
Replies: 504
Views: 530120

Hi Odyssey,

I'll send you a scanned copy now. :)
by Matt
Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: ID gobiidae
Replies: 14
Views: 5974

All the ones we've seen before have a thin stripe towards the oouter edge of thh upper caudal fin lobe but I don't see it here. Doesn't mean it's not the same species just thought it was interesting. Sorry about the geek-speak I'll try and cut down on it. :lol:
by Matt
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: ID gobiidae
Replies: 14
Views: 5974

K cheers Jim. Aurora's fish appears to lack distal banding on the caudal fin (yours has it) but otherwise is identical so I guess you're right. *thumbs up*
by Matt
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: ID gobiidae
Replies: 14
Views: 5974

It'd be interesting to see a photo of that first fish with fins splayed for confirmation. The caudal patterning looks different to other specimens we've seen so far.
by Matt
Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Back and starting over :)
Replies: 27
Views: 8636

I've not paid for a fish since moving to Spain - plenty of breeders willing to swap Mick. Don't do it!
by Matt
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Which Crossocheilus?
Replies: 15
Views: 8871

Mmm don't think so!
by Matt
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Which Crossocheilus?
Replies: 15
Views: 8871

Andy if I ever have the money I'll buy you a camera and a training course on how to use it! :lol: Would love to see what swims in your tanks!
by Matt
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Back and starting over :)
Replies: 27
Views: 8636

Er, Mick??? :shock:
by Matt
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Which Crossocheilus?
Replies: 15
Views: 8871

Hi paleodave there are no 'true' C. siamensis in the hobby because the species doesn't exist! Basically there were some errors made around 25 years ago by a guy called Bănărescu who moved a fish he thought was Epalzeorhynchos siamensis Smith (1931) into Crossocheilus . Unfortunately while he was cor...
by Matt
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Stiphodon genus of the Goby
Replies: 504
Views: 530120

Fantastic work Odyssey! I agree with what you're saying about the 'old' methods of classification and that the naming of species of course fails to account for ongoing evolution! Someone suggested to me the other day that maybe in the future we will use only generic names labelled with collection lo...
by Matt
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: melanotaenia maccullochi
Replies: 9
Views: 4746

I've seen B. leucopteron and B. marojejy swimming in a friend's tank Andy. Either of them the name you're after?
by Matt
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Stiphodon genus of the Goby
Replies: 504
Views: 530120

Hey Odyssey, thanks for the detailed answer! I agree with you that male S. elegans have an elongated ray in the first dorsal that makes it easy to tell apart from these 'rainbow' types. It actually looks closer to S. julieni by the pictures of live specimens in the description of the latter. I notic...
by Matt
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: The Holy Grail
Replies: 31
Views: 13340

They're really beautiful. 8)
by Matt
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Stiphodon genus of the Goby
Replies: 504
Views: 530120

Is that paper available Odyssey? Even just a summary of the results could be useful! The S. imperiorientis looks similar to Afroturf's fish earlier in the thread. What do you think? Edit - forget this, plaalye has already corrected me. By the way Jim I'm pretty sure your fish is S. atratus if that p...
by Matt
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Stiphodon genus of the Goby
Replies: 504
Views: 530120

That's it Jim. *thumbs up*

Looking through Odyssey's links all the ones featuring atropurpureus depict males with red-tipped fins which other 'blue-striped' species don't seem to have. You guys think this is a defining character?