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March 14, 2010
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Mark Duffill
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I popped into a shop over in Cunbria yesterday and they had a couple of tanks with some gobies in, now I have kept the peacock and knight gobies before and Eleotris and Hemieliotris species but these are new on me.

I have a couple of new tanks in the planning stages and thought that these would be nice additions, can anyone offer some id's before I pop back over to pick some up on Tuesday /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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These would have to go into my rivertank for a couple of weeks until their new tanks are ready.

March 15, 2010
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Oh dear Lord. *pulls jealous face* First three pics are Rhinogobius species imo (possibly all females). Pic 4 is a Stiphodon female, maybe of the 'blue moon' group. 4 (background fish = Tateurndina ocellicauda right?) and 5 no idea. 6 maybe a Lentipes sp. female?

Penrith Aquatics?

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March 15, 2010
2:41 am
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What sort of mouth does #4 have Mark? Looks like a stiphodon. Lovely!

Lentipes & sicyopus are a bit fussy to feed in my experience. Unlike stiphodon & sicyopterus. They only take moving, live or frozen type food. No flake or pellets.

March 15, 2010
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I used to find the odd Rhinogobius in tanks of "hong kong plecs" at the importers place. I used to get the guys to keep an eye out for them and and I'd collect them later.

Definitely a genus I want to keep more of in the future, great personality in a tank.

March 15, 2010
9:53 am
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Cheers Matt, no these were in Maidenhead Carlisle.

Jim - the mouth of #4 is very similar to that of #3

4 (background fish = Tateurndina ocellicauda right?) - Yes Matt and very nice ones too
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March 15, 2010
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So no. 4 is a red Stiphodon? BUY THEM!!! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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March 15, 2010
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#6 is a Lentipes probably a skinny male either L. armatus or L. multiradiatus.

#4 looks very special possibly Stiphodon surrufus!!! http://www.seriouslyfish.com/f.....rums/index....0&start=120

Buy them all. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

March 15, 2010
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Red Stiphodon? Is that? S elegans?

March 15, 2010
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Colin S. elegans doesn't look to have been in the trade. The name has been used incorrectly to refer to Stiphodon from all over the Indo-Pacific but it's actually restricted to French Polynesia and looks like this. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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March 15, 2010
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QUOTE (Matt @ Mar 15 2010, 07:28 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
So no. 4 is a red Stiphodon? BUY THEM!!! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

ABSOLUTELY! I'd snatch them up ASAP!!

BTW Matt I'm on wireless in Taipei aiport after 13 hrs of sitting on my sore butt!

March 16, 2010
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I am gutted /angry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" />

I was supposed to go get the fish before heading home but something cropped up (as things always do /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> ) so I am now sat at home without any new gobies and seriously hacked off.

I am just hoping that they still have some in when I am back over there in a fortnight or so's time.

March 16, 2010
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Why not ring and reserve? /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> How much are they all going for, btw?

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March 16, 2010
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I might give them a ring tomorrow, I have been in a few times now and got to know a couple of the lads. They were all only a couple of quid each so well worth it, not including the lentipes I think there were a mixture of around 12 in total of the Stiphodon and Rhinogobius.

March 16, 2010
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Is it a possibility that picture 3 and 4 are S. carisa females?

March 16, 2010
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I don't think so Henri - no dark markings in the dorsal fins.

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March 17, 2010
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Armed with new info I suspect this may be another situation in which I'll end up eating my words... /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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March 21, 2010
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Those fish came from this exporter?

http://www.aristocratama.com/ (see freshwater fish)

March 22, 2010
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Not that one I think but listed under a similar name.

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October 15, 2010
11:14 am
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hey matt

what he scientific name of Stiphodon rainbow?

Do not you think we should create a forum just for Stiphodon and other gobies, and for now have to step to understand its growth and reproduction.

What do you think?

new forum : http://freshwater-gobies.actifforum.com aquarists without borders : http://www.facebook.com/groups/242228829149297/ Group gobies freshwater : http://www.facebook.com/groups/176722735782194/
October 15, 2010
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I don't think it's really necessary to have a separate forum at the moment tyrano - we just don't have enough people using the site to make it worthwhile. Maybe in the future though. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Stiphodon sp. 'rainbow' is probably not a single species and we don't know any of their names unfortunately - possibly undescribed.

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