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Sicyopterus sp,"mountain rock goby"

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:47 am
by odyssey
Hi all.
A male of my Sicyopterus sp seems to have been in heat, and a color of the body changed loudly and has begun to chase around a female.
It was sold as an imported Sicyopterus goby by Indonesia.
There is a case sold as "mountain rock goby".

The video clip is uploaded in Youtube, too.
The detailed past post about these gobies is this place. ... c&start=45



Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:02 pm
by plaalye
He's a beauty odyssey! Their color changes are amazing! Love the piggy-back pics!! They're sold here as "Indo mountain rock goby" also.

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:21 pm
by FishyLady


Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:36 pm
by Jim Powers
Those are beautiful, and very large.

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:09 am
by odyssey
I uploaded a medley video of the algae grazing of Sicyopterus sp (Mountain Rock Goby).
I think that it resembles dugong and a manatee.

Also the video grazing algae of gobies of the Stiphodon genus is uploaded incidentally.

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:39 am
by piggy4
Hi Odyssey, your tanks always look so bright and healthy , thanks for sharing yet again !

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:02 pm
by tyrano34 ... epis42.jpg

Fish is very interesting, now I have two new fish in my aquarium with my Stiphodon semoni the seller to think of Stiphodon atropurpureus but at first glance I knew that it's Sicyopterus.

I discovered a new species and I could observe different behavior Stiphodon.

I have a Sicyopterus who have dug into the sand as cichlids and other put it in the slop with Stiphodon.

I began to observe little aggression between Stiphodon, thought I put stones in the right height to prevent them from watching the aquarium at a volume of 54 liters.
(4 Stiphodon semoni Sicyopterus + 2)

Think you that the number of fish and suitable for this type of volume?

I think making a river bottom, but behavior Stiphodon semoni me to think differently.

So I wonder if you could help me ...

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:08 am
by odyssey
Hi tyrano34!
tyrano34 wrote:Think you that the number of fish and suitable for this type of volume?
As can be seen, they seem to be able to inhabit the congestion on pictures and the video of this thread if even algae is enough.

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:13 pm
by tyrano34
how many liter minimum for a Stiphodon?

I notice that my Stiphodon starts here (in sand) settling.

At night he sleeps together, the day he moves a lot and I see little conflict of jurisdiction.

the Sicyopterus are peaceful or aggressive with Stiphodon?

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:36 am
by odyssey
tyrano34 wrote:how many liter minimum for a Stiphodon?
the Sicyopterus are peaceful or aggressive with Stiphodon?
I use the water tank of 54 liters.
27 small Stiphodon and Sicyopterus lived more than two or three years by much time. ... c&start=90

Is it survivable lowest quantity of water?
I think that even 1 liter per one small fish can live if I can maintain cleanliness of the water.
I minimize injection of the food (organic matter) from the outside of the water tank, and it is a premise to live mainly on the algae (organic matter) which I multiplied inside of the water tank.

My Sicyopterus are more peaceful rather than my Stiphodon.

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:25 am
by tyrano34
hey :D

I have 4 Sicyopterus and I noticed a difference in their colors lighter and darker with each other.

This color difference and a sign of dimorphism or dominance?

I noticed that he loves the brown algae, I tried to breed brown algae.

your Sicyopterus also eat it brown algae?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:12 am
by odyssey
I'm sorry.
I do not so know a lot about sicyopterus.
Only by words, I cannot image a difference above all.
It is difficult without a picture.

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:35 am
by plaalye
Odyssey,Tyrano, have a look here! Go to the last page, looks like they've been bred! ... 008&page=4

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:27 am
by odyssey
Hi plaalye!
I have finished finally reading the thread.
Thank you very much for valuable information.

I am amazed to learn to have succeeded in breeding of Sicyopterus.
Would he control the salinity of the water tank ideally !?
Or will Sicyopterus which can spread only with pure fresh water be in India !?

There are some kinds that can spread without salt water in the fish of the goby department.
Many of Rinogobius are amphidromous migration, but there is R. flumineus which can spread with pure fresh water.

Some LOL member appears in that forum.
Irrelatively two pieces of pictures of Sicyopterus and Stiphodon.

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:20 am
by wasserscheu
These are my new ones and I assume they are Sicyopterus. I still have an "ich" problem in the quaratine tank, therefore I am not amused about them playing dead, hanging from a stone, not a fun game! For a while it did not move it's eyes or even breath. Thankfully it took off after the 2nd picture.
Which kind is it? They change their colour and can be completely ivory-pale with and without their remarking eye-drop spot. Also their "racing-stripe", appears in all possible variations.