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January 31, 2014
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mikev
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Finally took a photo of this little baby

http://rainbow-fish.org/fishpic/kubs/kubrm.jpgImage Enlarger

One of my favorites....

January 31, 2014
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D. maculatus?

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January 31, 2014
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Ferrika
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Very nice! A baby for Andreas Wagnitz :-)

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January 31, 2014
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Yes, D. maculatus.

Originally bought as a female of an orangethroat darter pair at a club auction a couple of years ago.... at that time at 1.5" it looked a bit like one... about 5" now and I wonder how large it will get, different sources give a range 5"..28". I moved it from a 10g to the living room 65g a couple of weeks ago and I think it grew since then.

Very sluggish and unwilling to compete for food...

Not knowing the final size is what keeps me from getting more, actually I really like its "steady" behavior.... never hysterical or aggressive, just sits there in midwater. And the sounds it makes when eating are interesting...

Andreas Wagnitz

Huh?

January 31, 2014
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Ferrika
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A friend of mine, Mike, who maintains a lot of sleeper gobies. Unfortunately, he is not (yet) registered here.

greets Jutta
January 31, 2014
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Get him in!!! Please! I really would like to know how big this THING will get.

Any guesses on its sex, per chance?

February 1, 2014
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I've asked him. Let's see what he says Laugh

Myself don't know anything about this species.

greets Jutta
February 1, 2014
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Hello Mike,

it calls Dormitator maculatusWink. Normaly grows up to 15 - 20 cm (aquarium),very rarely to 60 cm (nature). Final size is strongly dependent on the food supply and space. The only genus of Sleepers who eating algae or plants. I think this is a male...

 

Andi

February 1, 2014
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Andi! Welcome! And thank you for explanation :-) I see, you're a member since 2013 and you've never postet... tzis! Kiss

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February 1, 2014
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Jutta, I don't have the time to look in all forums all over the world Smile

February 1, 2014
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Thank you, Andi!

20cm is tolerable... then I'll look for more once its warmer. Do you happen to know if these chaps were ever bred in a tank?

As for diet: until two weeks ago it lived exclusively on frozen food for two years refusing everything else. In the new tank it cannot compete well against smaller tankmates, so it started eating flakes and algae wafers (?!), but I think it actually grew in the last two week.

February 1, 2014
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Mogurnda said
Jutta, I don't have the time to look in all forums all over the world Smile

Oh, come on, Andi, you have a wife! Since you have but not soooo much to do *g*

greets Jutta
February 8, 2014
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mikev said
Do you happen to know if these chaps were ever bred in a tank?

I dont know, they are amphidromous, very heavy to breed...

August 1, 2014
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1.... I am a happy owner of four more small ones... about 1".

2.... If Matt ever gets to writing a profile, small ones are not just jumpers, killie-level jumpers if not worse.

3.... Fresh-water reproduction seems possible.... the person who collected them says that there is an area, totally isolated from seawater, where he always finds them at any size ==> they breed there.
(So now I need to find an adult female perhaps).

August 2, 2014
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Sounds like they are used to being in flowing water. :)

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