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Thread: ID: Stiphodon sp.. but which one?

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    ID: Stiphodon sp.. but which one?

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    I just picked up this fella from one of the snail tanks at C328. Very beautiful fella but its very shy. I know its a Stiphodon species, but which one? I thought it might be S. percnopterygonius, dark-blue form.




    Close-up of the head, a little blur but you can make out the blue specks on the face. During the holding period in a small plastic container, I lifted it up and at a certain angle I can see clearly the neon blue cheeks and a slim neon blue line running from the cheeks to the base of the caudal fin.

    Any leads or tentative IDs would be much appreciated.
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    i think you may be right SH... they seem to be everywhere now.. last time only see CS had it...

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    JY, at C328, should be the same as this, right? http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=17923

    Can help me ID? Thanks...
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    Hi Thomas,

    Didn't know yours were from C328, are they still alive in your care? Because I could never get them to stay alive for long. The one that I just bought is a very small fella.

    I think I ID-ed the first of your gobies, and the rest.. I still don't know. Should ask Helen Larson on Petfrd, or ask Mr Choy
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    Helen a bit busy lately, so she says. are these very different from those regular neon gobies? looks sama sama on the pix.
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    I heard the common name is blue goby, it's an algae eater.

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    JY, they are still ok. But the smaller ones look like they are on a hunger strike. They don't take the algae wafers but seem to prefer tubifex worms and brine shrimp. They also seem to like frozen daphnia...
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    C328 is selling 2 type "red" & "blue" goby. So as Eco Culture

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    Choy, its slightly different from the blue neon goby S. atropurpureus. This fella adopts a dark colouration with criss-cross net pattern on the body along the edges of the scales when kept in a tank that has a dark substrate. My tank has ADA Amazonia and he turns dark grey in there but retains the shiny blue specks along the head region. Should be a male since females usually do not have colours except for 2 longitudinal lines running the length of the body.
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    *drool drool*
    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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    Today the fella's neon stripe just got more intense and the body is almost black. Nice fella.. glad I bought it.
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