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Indostomus paradoxus
August 14, 2010
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Senor Bastardo
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Upon Matt´s request I´m posing a picture of one of my Indostomus. The species is surprisingly hardy when considering their small size and delicate body. They won´t take anything but live food so I am feeding them moina, bbs and microfex. I`ve tried grindal a couple of times but they won´t touch it. Since they are in a tank of their own they are not very shy but they are not the most gregarious of creatures.
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August 14, 2010
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Lovely fish /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

How big is that fish?

August 14, 2010
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Sorry forgot to mention that, it´s from head to tail, about 2,5-3 centimeters or about an inch

August 14, 2010
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I found a similar problem with pipefish was that they wouldn't take grindal worms either... good to know as i have been thinking about these toothpicks for a while now!

August 14, 2010
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They will however go for anything else live that fits into their mouths.

August 14, 2010
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Not jealous at all, Krister. Not jealous at all..

I also had the same experience with a Doryichthys species in that they refused to take grindal worms

August 14, 2010
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Lovely looking fish, great pic. of a fish that's so small!

August 15, 2010
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No jealousy here either. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

QUOTE (Senor Bastardo @ Aug 14 2010, 10:02 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
they are not the most gregarious of creatures.

Are they actively territorial with one another then?

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August 15, 2010
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QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 15 2010, 01:07 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
No jealousy here either. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

Are they actively territorial with one another then?

Absolutely! One of the males has claimed the back of the tank and the other the front (guess who´s my favourite). They chase each other a bit if they cross boundaries but with heavy armor and a redicously little mouth I think they´d be hard pressed to make any damage.

October 12, 2010
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Hello, before yesterday I finished the page of information on my forum and I am doing some research into several languages.

Those who have more information are German, but I still seek the parameters of the lake.

In the meantime I think you'll enjoy exploring the lake bottom, a link to a friend Japanese botanist.
http://equator.web.fc2.com/mya.....awgyi2.htm

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 13, 2010
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QUOTE (tyrano34 @ Oct 12 2010, 07:54 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello, before yesterday I finished the page of information on my forum and I am doing some research into several languages.

Those who have more information are German, but I still seek the parameters of the lake.

In the meantime I think you'll enjoy exploring the lake bottom, a link to a friend Japanese botanist.
http://equator.web.fc2.com/mya.....awgyi2.htm

Thanks for the link!

October 13, 2010
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Oooh Puntius erythromycter in natural habitat...sweet!!

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October 13, 2010
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Fantastic link! Those underwater habitat shots are superb, and the meadows of Vallisneria sp. are very inspiring, not to mention easy to re-create for many hobbyists. Not me though, my water is far too soft to sustain any Vallisneria I have tried.

Interesting to see how under-nourished the Puffer appears, I suppose this is typical for many wild fish in reality.

October 15, 2010
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thank you, I just saw that I had never checked the notifications.
Now I saw my mistake, I would come see you more often.

It is very important to communicate to advance, because many habitats are in danger and when it's not global warming is humans who destroyed due to a lack of information.

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/
December 14, 2010
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To quote Borat "GREAT SUCCESS".

Yesterday I found a fry in the tank of my Indostomus, or rather I sucked it up when changing water. Returned it to the tank but haven´t seen it since, but that means that it should only be a matter of time before I can find some more hopefully.

December 15, 2010
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Wow - well done Krister!! Have you observed any signs of courtship or spawning behaviour?

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December 15, 2010
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Not really, the only thing I noticed was that two of them disappeared all of a sudden.

Later on I have understood that these two are the maled and that they have claimed on piece of bambbo each as their home. They hardly ever leave the bamboo while the females are swimming around the tank.

March 7, 2011
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A bit of an update. Now I have seen the courtship behaviour which actually was quite spectacular. The male (or the female, it really is anyones guess) had darker vertical bars and they danced around each other doing real intense vibrating motions before heading of to their little bamboo burrow and making their keeper proud.

A couple of months later this is the result!

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Compare the fry to the strand of java moss and you can understand that it is not easy spotting fry in a quite densly planted tank and even harder to take pictures of I was real lucky that it decided to be a bit adventurous and getting on top of that leaf.

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March 7, 2011
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Very nice! Good job.

March 8, 2011
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Superb work Krister! Is there more than one?

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