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African Sicydium

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  • #346590

    Stan
    Member

    Hello,

    I found that thread, looking for the information about Parasicydium bandama by google http://das-grundelforum.de/arten_artbestim…dama_494.0.html . Totally fascinated by this species!

    Best Regards from Germany!

    #346592

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Hi Stan,
    I still have the two, I think females. I think the larger one(didn’t make it) was a male of the same sp. It appears that you have both sexes in your group? I’d like to find more. Really nice fish!

    #346595

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hi Stan and welcome to the forum.

    #346601

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    As luck would have it, I found a tank full of these in Seattle today. Picked out 2 males, I think. I’m out of room or would have got a bunch.

    #346894

    Stan
    Member

    Hi,

    sorry for the late answer!!!

    @plaamoo: I have 3 males and 2 females. 2 of 3 males occupied small territories and are pretty aggressive toward other members of their own species. The males are more colorful and smaller then the females. Most of the time they are sitting on their stones in the middle of the territory, watching for the rivals to chase them away. The females try to dig in, if the feel offended. They are also the ones who dig out the holes under the stones.

    Male:

    @matt:

    thx! As I’m not really an expert in the “goby affairs”, I have to rely to the identification skills of the seller /blink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:blink:” border=”0″ alt=”blink.gif” /> .
    Almost the same problem with Chiloglanis cf. disneyi, I can not find Moussaka River at all.

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    #347713

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    I’ve finally just moved the two new ones from the QT to the main tank with the others. I tried to pick out 2 males from a swarming tank full, assuming that I had two females already. They’re still spooky but I’ve managed a few shots to compare them. I’m assuming that they’re the same sp.

    Original 2. Note the difference in dorsal fins.


    What I think is an obvious male. Note the xlarge upper lip and orange band in caudal fin.


    The other new one I’m thinking is a younger male? He’s been elusive.

    The 2 new fish together.

    #347718

    Kajsa12
    Participant

    Nice Sicydiines, Jim.

    Still no signs of any territorial behaviour?

    #347719

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    No Henri they seem to be very social. They’ve only been together for a few days. I’m watching for better color from the male(s) when they settle in. I really like them!

    #347777

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Really like them too Jim – time for a profile attempt soon?

    #347894

    REC
    Participant

    Hello, I’m new to the forum but I am very interested in Sicydium. In the original post, the first pictures look like S. crenilabrum but could be P. bandama. The best way to distinguish these two is that S. crenilabrum has a “crenate” upper lip. The ‘Big’ one in the last two pictures is definitely S. brevifile. I had the same experience I bought 7 from a pet shop in Austin 5 were S. crenilabrum, 1 was P. bandama, and 1 was S. brevifile. Hope this helps!

    #347924

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Thanks for the input REC. So they are definitely 2 different sp.? Do you have any papers on these??

    #347929

    REC
    Participant

    Yes, I do have papers on these. I have the original description of Parasicydium on PDF, Pezold/Iwamoto (discusses S. brevifile and S. bustamantei) is available online. I also have Harrison’s work on S. crenilabrum as a hard copy and unfortunately its a poor copy that won’t scan well.

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