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Re: Stiphodon genus from Moluccas

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 1:04 pm
by odyssey
Hi Storm337!

That is Stiphodon imperiorientis
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=Stiph ... e&ie=UTF-8


Hi karimli!
Thank you for sharing many splendid your pictures.
I'm very interested in the this super green green stiphodon.
Did you find the difference with S.semoni besides the body color?
For example the difference in the numbers of the scale and the tooth.

Furthermore,I have more doubts in S.rutilaureus in the Moluccas.
All S.rutilaureus of the Moluccas looked like immature individuals as far as I knew it,
did you see the adult one there?
What do you think the species of Sicyopterus which you watched in north Papua?


Hi sj861008!

To tell the truth I missed the Youtube link in the end of your last post.
Your water tank has abundant adherent algae and is very attractive.

I have yet watched only 2 individuals even in Stiphodon imperiorientis.
Of course I have not seen Stiphodon niraikanaiensis.
The person who has seen it because it is extremely rare is only several people.
Because the Kuroshio Current flows by Japan various fish drift from the south.

https://www.windy.com/overlays?sea,curr ... ,m:eH4akh7


Hi Gobyonekenobi!

Thank you for sharing splendid pictures of your goby fish.
It is a very bright water tank.
When an alga is grown so that white sand will become green immediately, Stiphodon will be to be glad more.

Re: Stiphodon genus from Moluccas

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:31 am
by karimli
Hi Odessy
the Stiph. Rutilarus I found in Muluku size around 2.5cm-3.5cm . and I am sure they are aldut, as I told u at the begining, that river very wired, all stiphodon include Stiph Semoni and very small, looks like other types Semoni. I also found Stiphdon Rutilarus in north of Pupua, same size like Maluku, and for sure is adult, By the way I have imported around 1000pcs Stiphdon Rutilarus from Maluku, all size are the same, I think there are some different Between the S.Rutilarus which u found.

Re: Stiphodon genus from Moluccas

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:41 am
by karimli
By the way just check friend of Gobyonekenobi and SJ861008 I think their S.Rutilarus also from Maluku, so please check their picture closely and u will find they are adult for sure, My partner will trip to Maluku again on May 24th I will update u more pictures, after they arrived.

Re: Stiphodon genus from Moluccas

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:11 am
by odyssey
Hi karimli !
karimli wrote:Hi Odessy
the Stiph. Rutilarus I found in Muluku size around 2.5cm-3.5cm . and I am sure they are aldut,
I think there are some different Between the S.Rutilarus which u found.
If S.rutilaureus of the Maluku archipelago is an adult fish, I think that S.rutilaureus from Australia may be another species.
Or it may be "Neoteny".
Because the design of the body of both is similar very much, I thought it to be an immature fish of S.rutilaureus.
Is there the ichthyologist clarifying the difference of both?

By the way, I'm sorry, the meaning of the word "wired" is unidentified as far as I checked it.
Is it a meaning "thin stream"?
I'm looking forward to many pictures of your partner.

It is a male of S.rutilaureus which I saw in Australia.
I think the size of the body to be around 5cm
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It is a male of S.rutilaureus from the Maluku archipelago.
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Female of S.rutilaureus
http://db.angfa.org.au/album.php?dir=fish&page=448
http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Images/ ... Dubosc.jpg

In my water tank.
I regard that this individual is a female of S.rutilaureus in Maluku islands.
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Male and female
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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:35 am
by Storm337
Hi everyone, first of all i want to thank all of you for the great pictures that are being shared here!

But i need to know why my Stiphodon atropurpureus are not colouring up.
I have had these for about 3 weeks now and they eat repashy and graze algae.
I think they are doing good because they behave normal but they just dont look that nice even though i think they do fine.

The only Stiphodon species in my tank that really gets color is my 2 young male percnopterygionus.

I want to share some video's i hope you enjoy them and could give me some tips.
I just hope some of you can confirm that it is the atropurpureus. And maybe why they dont color up.

https://youtu.be/goK_K1f3pu0

https://youtu.be/hsYwRnkwd_4

Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:28 pm
by longanh007
Hi, odyssey

Thank you for all your knowledge and it help me too much.

Yesterday, I found 2 kinds of stiphodon in Vietnam- Ho chi minh local stores call " red neon and blue neon gobies" . I figure that those gobies are not regular fish for almost aquarium tank, I can't find them in another fish stores . There are no information for taking care , habitat, food or environment. However I start searching something on this site and found you. It's very appreciated.

I own pare of Stiphodon atropurpureus- blue neon goby and it seem like they can adapt my 130l tank. I try to create nearly nature habitat for them.
A lot of rocks and strong stream are helpful to them for hiding. Algae is big challenge for me because I only have 20W fluorescent and it's not enough for growing algae so keep feeding blood worm. Hope those fishes enjoy my tank.

I also send my respect for people who share information of their gobies, I learn a lot from all of you. Thank you.

Stiphodon elegans in Tahiti

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:02 am
by odyssey
Hi everyone, it's been a long time.
Actually I traveled to Tahiti in July and took many pictures and video clips of Stiphodon elegans.

Youtube video clips
(1) Stiphodon elegans in Tahiti 01 タヒチの川のナンヨウボウズ属
https://youtu.be/nUKTJ9--Etk

(2) Stiphodon elegans in Tahiti 02 (Stiphodon elegans male fights)
https://youtu.be/UhiJkagUVLQ

(3) Stiphodon elegans in Tahiti 03 (Red S.elegans & eel)
https://youtu.be/OS2RfaikHuM

Stiphodon elegans male and female
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Stiphodon elegans male (Standard type)
The bluish white spot on the black body is impressive.
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Stiphodon elegans female (Standard type)
There are many individuals with a red pattern in dorsal fin.
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Stiphodon elegans male
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(The back fish is Sicyopterus pungnus.)
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This individual may be a young male
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There seems to be a red type in male's marital color. There were several red type male.
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Stiphodon elegans female
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There is a female with no red pattern on dorsal fin
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A female with an unclear striped pattern is also there
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Water temperature was 26.4 degrees Celsius.
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Palawan Island in the Philippines

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:36 am
by odyssey
Hi everyone!
I will share the annual Stiphodon expedition report.
This time, I visited Palawan Island in the Philippines at the beginning of May and visited three waterfalls.
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First waterfalls is a relaxing water playground for the locals.
https://youtu.be/nJ9HUt9ixr4
https://youtu.be/EczacYz9Un8

Stiphodon palawanensis, which Dr. Maeda has announced as a new species, is also found around children playing in the water.
https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... Sicydiinae
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There are also many Rasbora everetti
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I was also able to see Lentipes.sp in the fast flow area.
https://youtu.be/r_PPRT6W_18
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There was also Rhinogobius.sp.
https://youtu.be/KLFaEvaa0DM
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There was huge size Sicyopterus.sp in the waterfall.
https://youtu.be/8_U8nR44FoE
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Second Waterfalls has 7 defferent fall.
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Stiphodon atropurpureus,Stiphodon palawanensis,Barbodes palavanensis
https://youtu.be/aCynOOOtyj4
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Stiphodon atropurpureus
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Stiphodon palawanensis,Barbodes palavanensis
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Sicyopterus.sp
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Lentipes.sp
https://youtu.be/bkHWJv1MHLk
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Redigobius oyensi
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Ophieleotris sp, Kuhlia marginata
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Third Waterfalls has a very nice atmosphere.
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Stiphodon pulchellus
Stiphodon pulchellus is similar to S.ornatus
https://youtu.be/av5mBtBk6Vg
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Belobranchus belobranchus
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Fast flowing mountain stream
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Rhyacichthys aspro in Fast flowing
https://youtu.be/ZBDdeIqK3Cg
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I went to the underground river of the World Heritage Site.
https://youtu.be/fPJfmeR_YqE

Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:20 am
by NancyD
Spectacular pics as always, odyssey! I missed some of your earlier pics until now, amazing! Thank you!

Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:47 am
by odyssey
Hi! Nancy D, long time no see.
In fact, I went to another river on Palawan Island.
It is a famous underground river registered as a World Heritage Site.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Pr ... ional_Park
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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:22 am
by tyrano34
Hi I hope you're fine?
Since I became a caregiver in a retirement home, I don't have much time for my passion. It has been a long time since I have come to the forum.
Although I take care of my group on gobies on facebook, I come to the forum to share my experience.

I have old gobies in my tank. For the moment I am not trying to retry the breeding of Stiphodon larvae.

I revive the subject about of Stiphodon.

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Looked at this image on the Sicyopterus pugnans, it has a yellow form and a blue form as in Stiphodon percnopterygionus ...

I wonder if diatoms of Tahiti would not have the same food base as on the rivers of Iriomote Island.

https://www.jbl.de/en/expedition-2019/d ... e_id=25943
Besides, this subject caused a lot of questioning in me.

Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:19 pm
by gobygirl
Hi! I am new to the forum and this post caught my eye.

I am very interested in finding gobies such as stiphodon, sicyopus and sicyopterus that could be bought and shipped to the US. I am struggling to find aquariums which sell these and other amphidromous gobies. I am wondering if you all have groups which you recommend joining that might have the resources to find these and ship them in the US. I am particularly interested in these species that have that beautiful pelvic sucker.

I am interested in these gobies that can climb and really any fish that can stick to substrates like rocks and glass... so any leads on loaches, clingfish, etc that adhere to substrates would also be appreciated. Thank you.