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A few new fish!
February 4, 2015
5:24 am
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Plaamoo
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Been following the Facebook barb group and drooling over the dawkinsias for some time now. Finally got it together to order a few d. rohani and they only have 4 left. Ok, that'll do for now so I order. Got a cal at the last minute and there are only 2! So I have 2 :( They are nice. I'm wondering about the black mark mid body?
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Also got 3 of these. Beautiful little fish but going to need some special care to put on weight.

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February 4, 2015
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What's the name of the goby? It's very beautiful.

February 4, 2015
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February 5, 2015
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Where did you order those from? I was obsessed with rohani before they were Dawkinsia glad to see someone who has some and you live in my state too. You keeping them with the gobies? I had some Puntius titteya that did really well alongside my white cheek gobies and Stiphodon semoni.

Oh no not this guy again
February 5, 2015
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Ah. They're lovely. And those are some good pictures in the profile..

February 8, 2015
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How big are the Dawkinsia Jim?

Cake or death?
February 8, 2015
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2 1/2 inches or so Matt.

February 13, 2015
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The black marks do look aberrant for fish of that size? One of Marc's papers suggests that some Dawkinsia spp. form natural hybrids at certain localities. Not saying that is what we are seeing here, but interesting nonetheless.

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February 13, 2015
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Great paper thanks Matt! I've read a bit about the suspected hybrids and it makes sense given the wide variations. I posted these pics on facebook also, Shankar & Sushanta both said that they had d. rohani with similar markings.

March 10, 2015
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I got 3 more d. rohani, now in quarantine. These fish are strange in that they prefer flake food to frozen. I feed spirulina brine shrimp, mysis, and bloodworms. They take them in and spit them out, then ignore them. I feed flake and they go nuts! I've never seen this before. I'm assuming they're wild caught. Anyone else seen this behavior?

March 17, 2015
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Maybe they're not wild caught...

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March 29, 2015
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Pretty sure Plaamoo got these from The Wet Spot. It's my local shop (relatively speaking), and while it is located in Portland, Oregon, Bellingham isn't terribly far away by car. They had those gobies in really recently and they showed up on their weekly update blog.

I would have bought some, but I'm not terribly experienced with gobies aside from Brachygobius sp. Judging from the morphology, Sicyopus sp. probably needs a tank with some current, and I was unprepared to offer those conditions in a timely manner.

I'll make do with the Indostomus watching me cautiously from the tank to the right of my keyboard...

April 2, 2015
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April 3, 2015
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Nice. Are they all H. humilis, Jim?

And nice Dawkinsia btw. I still have mine(D. singhala).
It's a pity you can't keep them in a planted tank. They eat almost any plant, except for Microsorium.

April 3, 2015
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Thanks Henri, h. nanensis. Just got them. I also got 3 more dawkinsia for a total of 5 and I'm loving them! There are a few plants in the tank but they haven't bothered them yet. These fish are odd, they prefer flake food. They seem to be slowly catching on to the frozen foods. I'm not familiar with d. singhala? Will have to google them. :)

April 4, 2015
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Ah Hemimyzon. Yes, I can see the difference now.

For Dawkinsia singhala, see my avatar (breeding color) or this page for their normal outfit.

http://novataxa.blogspot.nl/20.....ntius.html

April 4, 2015
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Lucky you, Jim. Round here seems nobody want's to import the Hemimyzon. should do it myself.

Cheers Charles

April 4, 2015
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Thanks for that Henri. The fish in your avatar looks like my d. rohani. In googling I found little about d. singhala. They all look very similar.
Charles, for once. :) It's usually you folks in Europe getting the odd fish.

April 23, 2015
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Nice Hemimyzon Jim, how are they settling in?

Henri, so your fish aren't D. filamentosa? What do you think about the first fish here?

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April 24, 2015
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I was wondering the same about the dawkinsia Matt. Hemmimyzon are fine so far but the tank they're in was previously occupied by some d. rohani that appear to have carried in a nasty outbreak of something, at least similar to ich. Doesn't respond to any of the usual drugs that I use. High dose of salt seems to have it under control for now. They're beautiful fish! I hope I can keep them for a while.

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