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Rhinogobius mekongianus

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  • #302078

    Ferrika
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    Hi there 🙂

    On Wednesday I got (after three long weeks waiting….) finally my Rhinogobius mekongianus. They are still very young and almost 3,5 cm long. And unfortunatly very skinny. But they are also very curious and trustful.

    I got 10 fishes, unfortunatly more males than females. But as I can see, there are 2 females at least.

    Now they must grow up and I hope, then I will see, how they will spwan 🙂

    Some of the males

    A female

    #347542

    Colin
    Participant

    very pretty

    #347548

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Great!

    #347552

    Plaamoo
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    Very nice Jutta! They don’t look to be in bad shape.

    #347554

    Ferrika
    Participant

    Yet Jim, I think that they do not look so healthy.

    Matt, as I understand it, they were caught in Burma.

    Of course I will keep you updatet 🙂

    #347558

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Very nice fish ! at first glance I’m reminded of a fish that Torso/Charles keeps which I think is called Rhinogobius Rubromaculatus ,its the accentuated spots which I think are red in Rubromaculatus ,whereas they appear black on your fish ?

    I’m not overly familiar with the gobies in general but years ago possibly the 80s I kept a fish called Vaimosa which were I think exported from Thailand ,they were one of those fishes that weren’t common but would appear every so often ? oddly since Gobies have become more available to hobbyists I’ve never seen them since ! having said that they weren’t the most colourful /wacko.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:wacko:” border=”0″ alt=”wacko.gif” /> I had quite looked forward to keeping the Rasboras /huh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:huh:” border=”0″ alt=”huh.gif” />

    Are those Vaimosa now Rhinogobius ?

    #347571

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Seems that Vaimosa is now synonymous with either Pseudogobiopsis or Mugilogobius depending on species Andy?

    Those red-spotted fish Charles had are R. rubromaculatus and chuffed to say they’ve been residing with me for the last month or so after he very kindly sent them over with some visitors. Must take some photos.

    #347574

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Cool

    #348274

    aquariophil.org
    Participant

    Can ab pls send me the OD of R. mekongianus? I would like to double check the identify with fishes I caught in the Red River in Guangxi, China PR. My fishes are much more colorful then those in Europe – with plenty of red sparkles all over the flanks. I believe that all European stock originated from an import done by AquaGlobal/Berlin. The fishes have been IDed by Ingo Seidel, a catfish specialist.

    The OD is:

    Pellegrin, J. & P.-W. Fang 1940: Poissons du Laos recueillis par Mm. Delacour, Greenway, Ed. Blanc. Description d’un genre, de cinq espèces et d’une variété. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France v. 65: 111-123

    I am also interested in:

    Smith, H. M. 1945: The fresh-water fishes of Siam, or Thailand. Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 188: i-xi + 1-622, Pls. 1-9. (a very comprehensive work).

    Thanks for any help.

    #348278

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I would also like a copy of the first paper if possible – been looking for a while.

    The Smith book is available here.

    #348338

    Ferrika
    Participant

    Unfortunately I only have a paper in which the R. mekongianus are mentioned only in passing.

    But there is news: there is a first, large clutch. Already well developed, but I have taken it from the dad before the little ones hatch in the parent pool.

     

    #348341

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Great photo Jutta! My duospilus have bred but they burrow so deep I can’t find the eggs!

    #348343

    Ferrika
    Participant

    @plaamoo said:
    Great photo Jutta! My duospilus have bred but they burrow so deep I can’t find the eggs!

    That I know, Jim! I did the day before yesterday in the duospilus-tank found a stone deep down in the sand. I still have seven larvae rescued, the rest was unfortunately already hatched. And now I do not know who is the dad … I have to wait until these little show color. And in my R. cf. lungwoensis tank I’m missing a male. Where he has dug itself, I have not found out too 🙂 

    #348345

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    I didn’t see my male for  15 days so I finally went digging. He was under the last of many rocks! I siphoned the tank while digging and found 3 larvae in the bucket. He’s gone again. I think I’ll just leave him alone this time.

    #348459

    Ferrika
    Participant

    Here they are now. 17 days until hatching…. what a long time! The yolk sack is almost disappeared and they eat from the first minute.

    They are so cute….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56_x1ApQ2Ng

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