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Salaria fluviatilis

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This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Luigi 2 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #300789

    torso
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    during my holidays I tried to photograph and catch some native species in the Lago Maggiore. cobitis taenia and padogobius bonelli (syn p. martensii) would have been great. I guess there were too much movements by tourists and the water was too warm (about 25°) so these species retired in an aerea only accessible with equipement. p. bonelli seems to be very shy anyway and not to catch without eletric equipement.
    not so salaria fluviatilis: curious and abondand. it’s called “cagnetta” (“cagna”=female dog) because of it’s typical “head-up” position. a sweatwater-blenny (one of two species), changing colour according to the substrat.
    some pictures

    a male with tipical “helmet”

    probably a female

    the shape from above

    easy to catch alongside these walls covered with algae,, at least the smaller ones.

    the large specimen – about 10 cm are not easy at all because of the hiding places in the bolders

    I put all adult specimen back as it’s still breeding season (april-july) – some nearly black-violet males in sight – and prepared a tank of 50 lt with original substrat

    only 3 cm long

    about 7 cm

    and some not identified guests

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    #318337

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Oh MAN I’ve been trying to find this species here in Spain for months!! Very, very cool Charles! Did you take some home then?

    #318338

    torso
    Participant

    about a dozen.
    they are classified as “potentially endangered”=NT (despite the study in 2002=not endangered). there are plenty in this lake and in the Lake of Lugano too. on that place – 40×10 m – there were thousands. I know they are rare in France too. asthonishing is: <1° hardness, means no hardness at all. it is reported that they can adapt to saltwalter with no problems.
    more infos here
    http://e-collection.ethbib.ethz.ch/eserv/e…th-25767-01.pdf
    do you know something about the “guests”?

    #318340

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Where is this Charles, Italy? Very interesting fish!

    #318341

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers for the paper Charles! Here in Spain it’s officially endangered and illegal to collect without a license as far as I know, and not many pristine populations remain. I’ve checked at least 6 localities where it was recorded less than 10 years ago and not found a single specimen. The Spanish authorities suggest numbers may have declined by up to 80% in the last 20 years.

    #318342

    torso
    Participant

    swiss part of the lake, Jim
    would be nice, Matt. I have only the papers of the web

    #341758

    torso
    Participant

    they have grown up to 7/11 cm and meet some problems with their housing.
    so I had to offer appartments of different kinds. in april the spawning season is coming and they have to move in a larger tank. the dominant male is already chasing the youngsters around

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    #341759

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Looking great Charles.

    #341769

    torso
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Mar 15 2011, 08:19 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Looking great Charles.
    #341770

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Are the moules the only filters??

    #341775

    torso
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Mar 16 2011, 03:27 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Are the moules the only filters??

    just little sponge filters to be on the safe side. I’ve cleaned the surface only twice since july. I think it wouldn’t be necessary, the water is always super clean. the two pictorum I lost may have even died because of the lack of food.
    cheers Charles

    #341778

    Matt
    Keymaster

    That’s cool.

    #341813

    torso
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Mar 16 2011, 09:13 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    That’s cool. /mad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:mad:” border=”0″ alt=”mad.gif” /> from time to time a give the starter liquid like for some small fry. but green water or whatever would work.

    #341832

    aquatax
    Participant

    Hi everybody,

    I want to show you some pictures of my Salaria fluviatilis:

    juvenile, 3 cm TL:

    adult male:

    eggs:

    embryo in egg:

    I am searching for some interesting papers on this species. I am looking forward to share with you.

    Cheers
    Michael

    #341834

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I’ll send you what I have Michael, and very nice pictures! Can you tell us more about the breeding? Did you manage to raise fry?

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