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What kind of stiphodon I have?
April 20, 2015
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i was told rainbow, but now I doubt it... Thanks for your help 

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April 20, 2015
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It's a female. That's for sure. :) Do you have a male? Females are so similar!

April 20, 2015
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Just as Plaamoo said that is a female and they all look almost identical. My male is a S. semoni I think and he is the one pictured. IMG_0301.JPGImage Enlarger

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April 20, 2015
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Plaamoo said
It's a female. That's for sure. :) Do you have a male? Females are so similar!

I will get a male, thanks!

April 20, 2015
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Barb Man said
Just as Plaamoo said that is a female and they all look almost identical. My male is a S. semoni I think and he is the one pictured. 
  

Thanks for the help. I was sure it was not a rainbow, it can be a semoni, does it grow too much?

April 20, 2015
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Hopefully you can get a male from the same place and hope they haven't mixed them.

April 20, 2015
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I got this one

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April 21, 2015
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He doesn't look very colored up yet but hopefully he is the same as the female and they get along. He really should have another female too because it is stated that the minimum should really be two f and one m but I only have my male now because the females didn't eat very well and got sick and died.

Looks like it might be a male rainbow but I can't see the big dorsal fin so not sure. My opinion is that he just needs to color up if he really is a rainbow but he might be something else.

One concern I have is that I didn't see any algae on the rocks in the pictures and the rocks were volcanic by the looks of them and Stiphodon are very strictly algae eaters and need lots of food because they graze constantly. I suggest if there isn't already a good amount of algae on rocks or boulders the use of an algae nursery as described in all the profiles. I'm about to make one that will be outside

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April 21, 2015
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Barb Man said
He doesn't look very colored up yet but hopefully he is the same as the female and they get along. He really should have another female too because it is stated that the minimum should really be two f and one m but I only have my male now because the females didn't eat very well and got sick and died.
Looks like it might be a male rainbow but I can't see the big dorsal fin so not sure. My opinion is that he just needs to color up if he really is a rainbow but he might be something else.
One concern I have is that I didn't see any algae on the rocks in the pictures and the rocks were volcanic by the looks of them and Stiphodon are very strictly algae eaters and need lots of food because they graze constantly. I suggest if there isn't already a good amount of algae on rocks or boulders the use of an algae nursery as described in all the profiles. I'm about to make one that will be outside

It doesnt eat food tabs? Or any veggie food?

in this video you can see them better

 

April 21, 2015
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They usually will learn to eat wafers & flake but it's not the best thing for them. Your tank looks beautiful but not the best habitat for these fast water gobies. I'm guessing by the beautiful moss that you're adding Co2. The rocks look volcanic and rough. Smooth river stones and large leafed plants that can grow aufwuchs are better. And plenty of water movement for oxygenation.

April 22, 2015
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Plaamoo said
They usually will learn to eat wafers & flake but it's not the best thing for them. Your tank looks beautiful but not the best habitat for these fast water gobies. I'm guessing by the beautiful moss that you're adding Co2. The rocks look volcanic and rough. Smooth river stones and large leafed plants that can grow aufwuchs are better. And plenty of water movement for oxygenation.

Okk, I'll take it into account, thanks 

April 23, 2015
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Yeah they are more of a hillstream fish. Keeping them with loaches would be the best route. They normally don't live with any other species besides themselves though. Other gobies would be fine. Most stiphodon could be kept together. In reality I'm sure if you had a big enough tank you could keep all of the common ones together. They would separate themselves out and it would be cool to see. I would say try a catfish if you want a bottom fish. If you need colorful as I assume because gobies are very colorful then go rhinogobious. They are slightly different but can be colorful as well 

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April 23, 2015
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Stiphodon occur alongside plenty of other stream-dwelling species in the wild. Personally seen them swimming alongside Redigobius, Glossogobius and Barboides lateristriga. Also check some of the profile pics or Youtube videos from our contributor Odyssey - here's an example:

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April 24, 2015
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Those fish were awesome. The black bodies weren't as cool as the orange but either would be very nice to keep. I thought because they often moved up waterfalls gobies were often the only type of fish found in their native streams.

Was there a mosquitofish in there? or a guppy?

Those rhinogobius were very cool too but I didn't see any bright males probably because the video was focused on the stiphodon and the rhinos weren't breeding

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April 24, 2015
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Guppies I think.

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