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  • #303151

    mikev
    Participant

    Finally took a photo of this little baby

    http://rainbow-fish.org/fishpic/kubs/kubrm.jpg

    One of my favorites….

    #352720

    Matt
    Keymaster

    D. maculatus?

    #352724

    Ferrika
    Participant

    Very nice! A baby for Andreas Wagnitz :-)

    #352726

    mikev
    Participant

    Yes, D. maculatus.

    Originally bought as a female of an orangethroat darter pair at a club auction a couple of years ago…. at that time at 1.5″ it looked a bit like one… about 5″ now and I wonder how large it will get, different sources give a range 5″..28″. I moved it from a 10g to the living room 65g a couple of weeks ago and I think it grew since then.

    Very sluggish and unwilling to compete for food…

    Not knowing the final size is what keeps me from getting more, actually I really like its “steady” behavior…. never hysterical or aggressive, just sits there in midwater. And the sounds it makes when eating are interesting…

    Andreas Wagnitz

    Huh?

    #352728

    Ferrika
    Participant

    A friend of mine, Mike, who maintains a lot of sleeper gobies. Unfortunately, he is not (yet) registered here.

    #352729

    mikev
    Participant

    Get him in!!! Please! I really would like to know how big this THING will get.

    Any guesses on its sex, per chance?

    #352733

    Ferrika
    Participant

    I’ve asked him. Let’s see what he says Laugh

    Myself don’t know anything about this species.

    #352734

    Mogurnda
    Participant

    Hello Mike,

    it calls Dormitator maculatusWink. Normaly grows up to 15 – 20 cm (aquarium),very rarely to 60 cm (nature). Final size is strongly dependent on the food supply and space. The only genus of Sleepers who eating algae or plants. I think this is a male…

     

    Andi

    #352735

    Ferrika
    Participant

    Andi! Welcome! And thank you for explanation :-) I see, you’re a member since 2013 and you’ve never postet… tzis! Kiss

    #352736

    Mogurnda
    Participant

    Jutta, I don’t have the time to look in all forums all over the world Smile

    #352738

    mikev
    Participant

    Thank you, Andi!

    20cm is tolerable… then I’ll look for more once its warmer. Do you happen to know if these chaps were ever bred in a tank?

    As for diet: until two weeks ago it lived exclusively on frozen food for two years refusing everything else. In the new tank it cannot compete well against smaller tankmates, so it started eating flakes and algae wafers (?!), but I think it actually grew in the last two week.

    #352741

    Ferrika
    Participant

    @Mogurnda said:
    Jutta, I don’t have the time to look in all forums all over the world Smile

    Oh, come on, Andi, you have a wife! Since you have but not soooo much to do *g*

    #352783

    Mogurnda
    Participant

    @mikev said:
    Do you happen to know if these chaps were ever bred in a tank?

    I dont know, they are amphidromous, very heavy to breed…

    #353387

    mikev
    Participant

    1…. I am a happy owner of four more small ones… about 1″.

    2…. If Matt ever gets to writing a profile, small ones are not just jumpers, killie-level jumpers if not worse.

    3…. Fresh-water reproduction seems possible…. the person who collected them says that there is an area, totally isolated from seawater, where he always finds them at any size ==> they breed there.
    (So now I need to find an adult female perhaps).

    #353393

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Sounds like they are used to being in flowing water. :)

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