Stiphodon genus of the Goby

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Post by odyssey » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:09 am

Hi plaalye.
Their eating habit is about the same with Gastromyzon. Therefore both are cheerful if even algae(Aufwuchs,rockwork) is enough.
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When it is winter, the sun lowers. Therefore my tank is lighted up in the morning by direct rays of the sun.
Then photosynthesises increase, and a bubble of the oxygen goes up.
Stiphodon and Gastromyzon glaze on algae very lively then.
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Hi waterfaller1
I have also put red algae sheets from Julian Sprung.
I am interested to know how you introduce different species to live together?
I have one that is the dominant or alpha, over all of the others. He looks different, and for a time I thought was a different species. I love the gobys. I wish the orange fin you have were available here.
When a Breeding color appears, character becomes rougher, and chase other fishes obstinately; come to pay them.
There are a great many hiding places in my tank.
Anubias.nana of a waterweed is useful as both a field of algae and a hiding place.
Many hiding places help that they relax their territorial dispute.
"red algae sheets from Julian Sprung"
I cannot imagine the meaning of this sentence. What will it be?

The following pictures are Stiphodon(Rainbow Color) of the same individual which showed a Breeding color.
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Hi afroturf.
There is Lentipes multiradiatus? in my tank for four years.
There is not confidence about the scientific name.
They eat only a blood worm and rarely come out of a den other than the time for feeding.

male Lentipes multiradiatus
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female Lentipes multiradiatus
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Post by waterfaller1 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:14 am

I can take a photo of the red algae if you like. This is my favorite photo of two of my gobys.
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Post by afroturf » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:06 am

Odyssey, I'm surprised you say that your Lentipes spend a lot of time in their caves, mine are out in the open a lot of the time although the largest of the male does like his sleep a usually doesn't come out of his bed for a good couple of hours after lights come on.

Have you noticed any breeding behaviour with the lentipes?

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Post by odyssey » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:17 pm

Hi waterfaller1.
I searched it on the Internet, and I was able to watch its decoration.
However, I do not understand what the contents are.
I want to watch the contents of the article and the scene which they eat it, if possible.

Hi afroturf.
Among the beginning, time when they were active outside was long.
However, they seem to have learned that there was not food other than time of the feeding.
They seem to have realized that the search for bait was useless.

The sign of the breeding is not accepted at all.
The female stomach is very slim. It is hard to think an egg to be be clogged up.

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Post by wasserscheu » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:19 pm

Martin Thoene wrote: I was able to get pics of a single female Stiphodon sp. that I've had for quite a while now. Martin.
Martin, I also have one that looks exactly like yours, whatever it is. She is the only one that appears strictly vegetarian. I guess you reported that too, I think to remember.
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Post by andyroo » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:40 am

Folks,
Some quick snaps of the smaller of the 2 local (Caribbean) species. They are each only about 1.25cm long. Caught in Great River in November or so. 2 male and one female remain from initial harvest of about 50 animals during mass-migration. Suffered initial predation from Y.modesta and angels. These are no longer troubled and quite precocious. Feeding: algae/detritus and prawn-bits bigger then themselves.

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Male, note colour in fins. Didn't really come through in photos.

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male again

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male again

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Female feeding.

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And the other local sp, up to 6" long though this girl has grown only a little bit in a year (about 3" now). Males have fantastic colours. This should be the same sp that Starsplitter had last year.

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Sicydium genus???

Post by odyssey » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:35 am

Hi andyroo.
Thank you for interesting pictures of the goby class which I do not know.

Which genus of Sicyopterus and Sicydium will they be?
The Sicydium genus seems to be distributed over the Atlantic and the east Pacific coast.

I found the videclip of Sicydium punctatum.
http://video.iclub.to/video/watch/d594d ... tum&page=1

I have watched Sicydium.sp or Sicyopterus.sp claimed it to have been imported from South America and the North America in a Japanese website.
http://homepage2.nifty.com/PhD-mukai/La ... ydium.html
http://www17.tok2.com/home2/tarogoby/zu ... kubei.html
http://warumon.blog53.fc2.com/blog-entry-63.html


Again, Sicyopterus.sp (A)&(B)
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Sicyopterus.sp (A)
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Sicyopterus.sp (B)
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Post by andyroo » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:14 am

Tail markings on your photograph male are not familiar. I don't think this is either of the local sp. The larger one i have is supposed to be pan-regional.
Looks like yet another grad-school project of any budding Biogegraphers out there.
I'll check the video-clips/links tonight.
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Sicyopus zosterophorum

Post by odyssey » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:56 am

Hi all.

It's added to act like a long time.
This time is the male and female of Sicyopus zosterophorum.
Stiphodon, Sicyopterus, Lentipes and Sicyopus genus are called bonze goby in Japan.

It's called red bonze goby in Japan.
The distribution comes to the Japanese most south a little.
They eat only a bloodworm and eat lightly very much.
They're very timid, so it has passed for more than one year, but I can't take pictures easily.
Male
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Female
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It's abrupt, but there is a question.
I think the scientific name is probably Latin from before, I wanted to know the meaning.
Latin translation was tried on the Internet several times, but it didn't succeed.

Could someone tell me the meaning of Latin?
It's the meaning of the following words to want to know.
Thank you.
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Stiphodon
percnopterygionus
semoni
atropurpureus
pelewensis
Schismatogobius
Sicyopterus
lagocephalus
Lentipes
multiradiatus
Sicydium
Sicyopus
zosterophorum
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Post by afroturf » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:50 am

Is there no end to your beautiful collection of gobies Odyssey? Sicyopus zosterophorum has got to be my most wanted goby around, must be quite rare in the trade never seen it around locally.

My english isn't that good so I can't really help the latin, but I had a look on a text translating website and found -

semoni = distant, isolated, removed
atropurpureus = atro = ?, purpureus = brilliant

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Post by soul-hugger » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:51 pm

Hi, Odyssey..,

Sorry I cannot help with the translation, but I can tell you that Latin is a very old language from which many languages are based; English, French, Spanish, and Italian are languages which began as Latin and have since evolved to be what they are today. Many of the words in these languages are Latin words. They are still used to name and Classify animals into different groups. The only one I can help you with is Multiradiatus Multi = Many (ex multi-coloured=many colours) Radiatus = Radiations or Rays, as with the sun and its beams.

I always enjoy your pictures. They are colourful and look very professional. I think you could make a book with them. I am a big fan of Gobies though I have never tried to keep them. I think they may be ideal mates for my Weather Loaches/Dojos; I see you have a Dojo in a couple of the pictures. I think that would be neat.

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Post by odyssey » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:17 am

Thank you so much for afroturf and soul-hugger.
afroturf wrote: Sicyopus zosterophorum has got to be my most wanted goby around, must be quite rare in the trade never seen it around locally.
That's the stiphodon which can rarely also be seen in Japan.
soul-hugger wrote:Weather Loaches/Dojos; I see you have a Dojo in a couple of the pictures. I think that would be neat.
I'm also keeping Weather Loaches/Dojos and other loaches from the past.
An enormous picture is being possessed, so it'll be introduced at a way to Loach Forum soon.

Following pictures and video are just fee.

The hot picture which has been just taken today.
Courtship behavior of the male and female of Stiphodon percnopterygionus.
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The females of S.percnopterygionus are quite highly motivated to taste an alga to take nutrition of egg.
They lay eggs about 3 or 4 times a year, and live in at least more than 5 years.
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The male is carrying sand under the stone and is building a nest.
This is the Youtube video clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00OMdQKAyLo
The nest was built in the good location which can be observed by see-through.
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Stiphodon sp:"rainbow color". The color of the body changes big every day.
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Stiphodon sp:"blue moon". The angle seen as metallic blue is very small.
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Stiphodon sp:"orange fin". It's the most stiphodon goby at present by my tanks.
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Female
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Post by Matt » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:15 pm

Just beautiful fish. 8)

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Post by Maan » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:02 am

Hello odyssey,

If I may ask; what is your tank set-up?

I see you have goldfish ánd gobies ánd hillstream loaches, in a 60 cm tank. I have a meter tank wich I would like to fill in a similair way, so I am curious at your technical stuff :)

What kind of filter do you use?
What tempterature do you keep them?
How many fish do you have per tank?
Is it ok to combine goldfish with goby's? (people have told me better not to)

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Stiphodon tank condition

Post by odyssey » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:35 am

Hi Matt.
It's honor to receive praise.

Hello, Maan.
Maan wrote: What kind of filter do you use?
What tempterature do you keep them?
How many fish do you have per tank?
Is it ok to combine goldfish with goby's? (people have told me better not to)
I set up 2 filter systems which became independent to one tank.
(1) from sand of a base, circulation to the outside filter.
(2) from a double sponge filter, circulation to the upper part filter tank.
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The water temperature of the tank is kept by 24-27 ℃ by chiller and a heater.

(A type) The fish species only a bug eats is about 7.
Sicyopus, Lentipes and others.
(B type) Detritus and the omnivorous fish species are about 15.
Goldfish and loach and others.
(C type) The fish species which makes the alga principal food in one tank is about 50.
Stiphodon goby and Hillstreamloach(suckerloach) are half of half.

Supply of food from outside is indispensable to the fish species of the A-type.

A food from outside is also necessary to the fish species of the B-type, but the food from which a water plant and detritus are produced secondarily in the tank is also important.

There is a lot of one which doesn't accept a direct food from outside in the fish species of C-type.
The alga(Aufwuchs) produced in the tank is indispensable to them.

Metabolism discharge matter of fishes is needed as nourishment for multiplication of algae.
Supply of these nutriment changes with the total number of the fish and the total weight in the tank.
Continuous supply of Nitrate(NO3), Phosphate(PO4) and Carbonate(CO3) is necessary for multiplication of an alga.
When it's low in fish, the fertilizer is also lacking.

The vast surface area as the alga field is also necessary for production increase of an adherent alga.
I'm preparing many leaves of Anubias nana as a field of algae.

Much light energy is also more indispensable.
Light energy is supplied from 4 direction.
It's from both sides from the back from the top.
From morning 7 o'clock to night half past 9, it's being illuminated long.
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I think it's also effective sometimes to add mineral.
Water-soluable Silicate(SiO4) kinds and Water-soluable Iron(Fe) are also indispensable.
I make these up with an additive for gardening.
Montmorillonite and MENEDAEL are sometimes added.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montmorillonite
http://www.dallasbonsai.com/store/C82-b ... lator.html

But, an alga couldn't be done in the ideal state for a short period.
The first tank changed variously over the extended period and was in the state of the adherent alga mainly.
I made a setup in order to do the 2nd tank in the similar state but it took nearly 1 year.

The beginning was covered by a soft adherent alga up.
Next entire surface can be overturned in the cyanobacteria kinds done stickily.
When that ends, one in the tank occupies in a filamentous alga, and fish can't be swum any more. I frequently had to remove.
After a filamentous alga became little, one in the water tank covers with an adherent alga of brown green.
Other algae live there and separate, and also continue a place in the tank.
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The goldfish is harmless for the most part by my tank.
I think the case that an introduced goldfish is young and is still a small individual is also the cause.
They're aggressive in food catching freely, so there is a problem that a timid fish can't get food.
I always apply a feint and avoid goldfish.
At first I float large, hard bait on the surface of the water.
While goldfishs eat them, I give the fish of the low-rise building bait.



Hi Stiphodon fancier!
A fascinating picture of Stiphodon goby and a video could be taken, so it's introduced.
Male of Bluemoon and male of Orangefin were fighting intensely.
Youtube video clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkRnDjSIbsA

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