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  • #303538

    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?
    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2273_zpsmo31ozib.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2275_zpsjng4mrpg.jpg

    Also got 3 of these. Beautiful little fish but going to need some special care to put on weight.

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2307_zpsmnvil6wk.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2294_zpsfjzyczsn.jpg

    #354101

    oaken
    Participant

    What’s the name of the goby? It’s very beautiful.

    #354111

    Plaamoo
    Participant
    #354115

    Barb Man
    Participant

    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.

    #354117

    oaken
    Participant

    Ah. They’re lovely. And those are some good pictures in the profile..

    #354126

    Matt
    Keymaster

    How big are the Dawkinsia Jim?

    #354132

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    2 1/2 inches or so Matt.

    #354152

    Matt
    Keymaster

    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.

    #354163

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    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.

    #354327

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    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?

    #354344

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Maybe they’re not wild caught…

    #354372

    Entomancer
    Participant

    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…

    #354385

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_3181_zpssvak8mfy.jpg

    #354386

    Kajsa12
    Participant

    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.

    #354387

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    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. :)

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