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  • #301229

    Plaamoo
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    Visited a shop in Seattle that i don’t get to often the other day and they had some interesting fish! Labeled ” African algae eating gobies, sicydium sp.” Thery were in a very mixed up tank. There were two of these about 2″….


    Mixed in with some ST02 sp. While fishing them out a monster emerged from under a rock!


    I presumed it was a larger( pushing 4″) version of the same fish, but now that i get a look at it I think maybe a sicyopterus sp.???? The only guy that knows anything at the shop wasn’t there so I got very little info. They are all in terrible shape! I’ll be surprised if the big one makes it but I’ll do my best.

    Odyssey posted pics of this African sicydium from Cameroon over at loaches, possibly this one?
    http://fishbase.org.cn/summary/speciessummary.php?id=50825
    I’m hoping he’ll join in here.

    #341939

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Nice Jim! Larger one looks like Sicyopterus to me, too. Hope they make it!

    #341941

    Kajsa12
    Participant

    Nice Sicydiines, Jim.
    Can’t help with the ID’s, unfortunately.

    Overhere I can find many Sicydiines in a bad shape in the shops, probably because of wrong feeding.
    I also hope they will make it.

    #341946

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Thanks guys. The smaller ones seem be ok and are feeding furiously! The big guy just hides in the corner. I’ve been looking for sicyopterus for some time now so I hope he comes around. In my experience though, when they are this far gone, the odds aren’t good. Especially for older, wild caught fish.

    #341956

    odyssey
    Participant

    Hi!

    These fishes in Japan, had been expressly from Cameroon.
    http://www.nvcweb.nl/portal/index.php/afri…bijvisvoorbeeld

    Sorry just re-use pictures.









    #341957

    Matt
    Keymaster

    If the Cameroon collection details are correct then only Sicydium brevifile, S. crenilabrum or Parasicydium bandama appear to be possibilities (assuming it’s a described species). Of those this website shows purported S. crenilabrum which looks quite similar to the fish you guys have in terms of patterning?

    Will see if I can get hold of the description.

    #341959

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Thanks for posting odyssey. I’m hoping mine fill out like yours. Thanks for the info Matt, you’re on it as usual

    #341977

    Bully
    Participant

    Good luck with the Sicyopterus Jim. I’ve pulled 3 back in the past, one which I really didn’t believe was going to make it, it looked in worse condition than yours. That being said, they were all young ones (or small at least). The first two had a huge amount of algae to consume though, and I think that had a lot to do with their recovery. The third one was taking flake out of the water column, and will still supplement it’s diet with pelleted food.

    Do you have the new Tetra range of gel foods over there yet? I find it useful as it can be smeared over rocks and put into the water, there’s an algae version.

    #341981

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (plaamoo @ Mar 28 2011, 02:44 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Thanks for the info Matt, you’re on it as usual /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    #341991

    Plaamoo
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    QUOTE (Bully @ Mar 29 2011, 12:02 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Good luck with the Sicyopterus Jim. I’ve pulled 3 back in the past, one which I really didn’t believe was going to make it, it looked in worse condition than yours. That being said, they were all young ones (or small at least). The first two had a huge amount of algae to consume though, and I think that had a lot to do with their recovery. The third one was taking flake out of the water column, and will still supplement it’s diet with pelleted food.

    Do you have the new Tetra range of gel foods over there yet? I find it useful as it can be smeared over rocks and put into the water, there’s an algae version.

    Thanks Gareth, maybe a bit of hope after all. I wasn’t prepared for this find and don’t have an excess of algae for him at the moment. have robbed a few rocks from another tank for the Q-tank. The sicydium are aggressively cleaning everything up though. I’m treating the tank with flubendazole. I’ll have a look for the Tetra gel foods.

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    Except for totally missing the link that Odyssey posted then reposting it with needless explanation – I’m all over it Jim!!!


    No harm there Matt, twice as good!

    #344001

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    These are fattening up nicley! Excellent rock scrubbers, similar to sicyopterus.


    #344004

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Bloody hell Jim , those are a credit to you ,they look fantastic

    #344023

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Thanks Andy!

    #344024

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Looking great Jim! Any interesting behavioural quirks or interactions between them?

    #344042

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Not really Matt. There are only 2, & they like each others company. Pretty aggressive feeders for grazers. They get right up in the water column & compete for bloodworms, but they didn’t really fatten up until I put them in a tank with excess algae. No other obvious aggression. They’re showing some nice colors lately. Nice fish, I wish I had more!

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