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What kind of stiphodon I have?

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  • #303615

    anarumbera
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    i was told rainbow, but now I doubt it… Thanks for your help 

    http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w291/anabarbera/DD56BD50-F6F1-4CBE-AFA5-9930F9E45CFB_zpscgqlnrpe.jpg

    #354459

    Plaamoo
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    It’s a female. That’s for sure. :) Do you have a male? Females are so similar!

    #354461

    Barb Man
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    Just as Plaamoo said that is a female and they all look almost identical. My male is a S. semoni I think and he is the one pictured. IMG_0301.JPG

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    #354462

    anarumbera
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    @plaamoo said:
    It’s a female. That’s for sure. :) Do you have a male? Females are so similar!

    I will get a male, thanks!

    #354463

    anarumbera
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    @barb Man said:
    Just as Plaamoo said that is a female and they all look almost identical. My male is a S. semoni I think and he is the one pictured. 
      

    Thanks for the help. I was sure it was not a rainbow, it can be a semoni, does it grow too much?

    #354464

    Plaamoo
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    Hopefully you can get a male from the same place and hope they haven’t mixed them.

    #354466

    anarumbera
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    I got this one

    http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w291/anabarbera/6409f783579ffc60f4180c156b908006_zpsaynixayp.jpg

    #354468

    Barb Man
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    He doesn’t look very colored up yet but hopefully he is the same as the female and they get along. He really should have another female too because it is stated that the minimum should really be two f and one m but I only have my male now because the females didn’t eat very well and got sick and died.

    Looks like it might be a male rainbow but I can’t see the big dorsal fin so not sure. My opinion is that he just needs to color up if he really is a rainbow but he might be something else.

    One concern I have is that I didn’t see any algae on the rocks in the pictures and the rocks were volcanic by the looks of them and Stiphodon are very strictly algae eaters and need lots of food because they graze constantly. I suggest if there isn’t already a good amount of algae on rocks or boulders the use of an algae nursery as described in all the profiles. I’m about to make one that will be outside

    #354470

    anarumbera
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    @barb Man said:
    He doesn’t look very colored up yet but hopefully he is the same as the female and they get along. He really should have another female too because it is stated that the minimum should really be two f and one m but I only have my male now because the females didn’t eat very well and got sick and died.
    Looks like it might be a male rainbow but I can’t see the big dorsal fin so not sure. My opinion is that he just needs to color up if he really is a rainbow but he might be something else.
    One concern I have is that I didn’t see any algae on the rocks in the pictures and the rocks were volcanic by the looks of them and Stiphodon are very strictly algae eaters and need lots of food because they graze constantly. I suggest if there isn’t already a good amount of algae on rocks or boulders the use of an algae nursery as described in all the profiles. I’m about to make one that will be outside

    It doesnt eat food tabs? Or any veggie food?

    in this video you can see them better

     

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SfNodKieS9c

    #354471

    Plaamoo
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    They usually will learn to eat wafers & flake but it’s not the best thing for them. Your tank looks beautiful but not the best habitat for these fast water gobies. I’m guessing by the beautiful moss that you’re adding Co2. The rocks look volcanic and rough. Smooth river stones and large leafed plants that can grow aufwuchs are better. And plenty of water movement for oxygenation.

    #354476

    anarumbera
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    @plaamoo said:
    They usually will learn to eat wafers & flake but it’s not the best thing for them. Your tank looks beautiful but not the best habitat for these fast water gobies. I’m guessing by the beautiful moss that you’re adding Co2. The rocks look volcanic and rough. Smooth river stones and large leafed plants that can grow aufwuchs are better. And plenty of water movement for oxygenation.

    Okk, I’ll take it into account, thanks 

    #354477

    Barb Man
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    Yeah they are more of a hillstream fish. Keeping them with loaches would be the best route. They normally don’t live with any other species besides themselves though. Other gobies would be fine. Most stiphodon could be kept together. In reality I’m sure if you had a big enough tank you could keep all of the common ones together. They would separate themselves out and it would be cool to see. I would say try a catfish if you want a bottom fish. If you need colorful as I assume because gobies are very colorful then go rhinogobious. They are slightly different but can be colorful as well 

    #354498

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Stiphodon occur alongside plenty of other stream-dwelling species in the wild. Personally seen them swimming alongside Redigobius, Glossogobius and Barboides lateristriga. Also check some of the profile pics or Youtube videos from our contributor Odyssey – here’s an example:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTanoaHxs-U

    #354507

    Barb Man
    Participant

    Those fish were awesome. The black bodies weren’t as cool as the orange but either would be very nice to keep. I thought because they often moved up waterfalls gobies were often the only type of fish found in their native streams.

    Was there a mosquitofish in there? or a guppy?

    Those rhinogobius were very cool too but I didn’t see any bright males probably because the video was focused on the stiphodon and the rhinos weren’t breeding

    #354511

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Guppies I think.

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