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    Indostomus paradoxus

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    this is the one from Myanmar, Indostoums paradoxus.



    hellooooo little worms, dun shy dun shy, come out and play

    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    I suppose only tubifex worms are small enough for it?

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    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    These guys will feed on live daphnia, newly hatched BBS, microworms, walterworms and yes, live tubifex too.

    Easy to keep species, non-demanding and very shy too.
    Fish.. Simply Irresistable
    Dawkinsia assimilis, Heros efasciatus - Looking for Pelvicachromis taeniatus
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    i want leh...but no space..lol

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    they are a paradoxical fish, but nice to see , are they breedable?

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    Yes they are breedable. They are cave/crevice spawners. The Germans used small PVC tubes to breed this species. The males are slimmer than the females. Females will get alot fatter and produce greenish eggs which can be seen through the armour plates at the belly region. I think Ralf Britz published an article on spawning them but I don't have a copy of it I think. If I do I'll notify via this thread.

    I had several with some gravid females but they never spawned for me. Maybe because I kept them in a community setting. Sadly all of them are no longer around. I took a pic of a dead but gravid females showing the green eggs I mentioned but I have to look around for the pic. Stashed it somewhere. Unfortunately they're not available of late so I'll have to wait a little more before I come across any again for a future breeding attempt.
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    Cool looking. I was wondering for the longest time what fish was Choy's avatar...

    But what exactly are they? Sticklebacks?
    Read me! :bigsmile: http://justikanz.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justikanz
    Cool looking. I was wondering for the longest time what fish was Choy's avatar...

    But what exactly are they? Sticklebacks?

    yes sticklebacks. for a long time (since 1929) only one species was recognised, the Indostomus paradoxus. then in 1999 Ralf Britz and Maurice Kottelat described the populations from southern Thailand as I. crocodilus and those from the Mekong as I. spinosa.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    This is one interesting fish!
    What da fish!

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    For SO long, I had tot that sticklebacks are only found in Europe and are cold water fish... Never tot that there would be Asian sticklebacks. Would they be available for keeping? They sure look extremely interesting for a planted tank...
    Read me! :bigsmile: http://justikanz.blogspot.com/

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    Oh, juggling is hard work, man!...

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    nice nice.. like pipe fish.. how much? where to get it?

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    For those who are interested in the Indostomus sp., found them at TB Ben. Not sure the exact species.

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    Remember reading about sticklebacks a long time ago in a TFH book on breeding. These pics bring back fond memories.
    Eric

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    Y618 is selling Indostomus in their diamond shrimp tank. Its so small that i doubt anyone notices them , am thinking of gspecially getting a nano tank to keep 2 of them.

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    I also saw them yesterday at C328 with valice. We were considering, but their dietary requirement is a bit of a challenge and frankly, this isn't a fish that we can just dump into a community setup. Probably won't survive.

    Still tempted, but the certainly of doom held me back. As such, we left the shop empty handed.

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    they seem to survive pretty well in a heavily planted tank, especially those with thick carpet scape.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Benny, are they the super small size one in one of the small tank?
    Nicholas

    Newbie en el cichlid enano

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    they seem to survive pretty well in a heavily planted tank, especially those with thick carpet scape.
    They might do well in a planted tank, they are also able to fit through the Eheim filter inlet basket. Inevitable end..

    Quote Originally Posted by Wackytpt View Post
    Benny, are they the super small size one in one of the small tank?
    Yes of course. In the goby tanks. Just as Mrs. Toh if you are not sure.

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    nah they aren't that stupid and can be very fast moving. mine survived amongst the hairgrass for a very very long time.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Choy, are they capable of accepting artificial daphnia powder readily ?? Or stubborn with live food solely ?

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