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Goo Obo Gudgeons

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    Gordon C. Snelling
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    I recently acquired a pair of these cool little fish from a friend. Not as commonly seen as some of their larger cousins these fish are as colorful without the sometimes overly aggressive tendencies of the larger species. People often erroneously call them gobies but they are not. This species is from Papua New Guinea and gets its name from the Goo Obo Falls.
    While my friend had them they spawned on a regular basis however the male always ate the eggs within a few days. Removing the eggs always resulted in all eggs getting fungused, something which is a real problem with these fish. If the eggs are removed it needs to be done just before they hatch. Fortunately this is easy to determine as the fry are quite visible as they develop. However for me the male has been a model parent and so far in the two months since i have acquired them has given me two good clutches of fry. Approximately two days after hatching i do remove the fry as the parents, esp the female may eat them if given the chance. Hatching takes 12-14 days, although in my tanks due to the lower temps take closer to 20 days.

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    Mark Duffill
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    Great stuff

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    Gordon C. Snelling
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    If they were actually Goo Obos, and not another more common similar species they are well worth picking up as they are not often seen in shops. To my knowledge, here in the states they have never been in shops only acquired thru other keepers.

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    Matt
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    Mmm…A. nesolepis.

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    Mark Duffill
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    I think they were around £8 each Matt

    If I can move my car off the drive this week (cant be arsed digging through all the snow

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