25f. Perchlike fishes (6): Gobies (50)

  • Gobiopterus chuno

    9. April 2010

    Glass perches and glass catfish are well known and common aquarium fish. But do you know glass gobies, too? The members of the genus Gobiopterus (there are so far 9 known species) are tiny freshwater gobies. They reach only 2-3 cm length and are so transparent that the observer can see how a food item […]

  • Mugilogobius rexi

    16. March 2010

    This small, yellow goby is a free swimming species, in contrast to most of the other gobies. Maximum length is about 4-5 cm. Territorial males become bright yellow and also develope larger fins with dark bands. Females are much paler in coloration and have translucent fins. The species is restrictet to Sulawesi and even on […]

  • Schismatogobius ampluvinculus

    9. February 2010

    We received for the first time now this cute goby from Taiwan. Especially when it is in the right mood it looks extremely pretty due to its contrasting black-and-white coloration. One of the generic characteristics of Schismatogobius is the fact that they have an individual coloration: there are not even two specimens with the exact […]

  • Mogurnda mogurnda

    30. October 2009

    The the Northern trout gudgeon is one of the very few aquarium fishes from Australia that became popular before the 1950ies. They are attractively coloured and they can be bred quite easily in contrast to most other gobies. Sadly this gudgeon is quite quarrelsome if kept in wrong community and so the species disappeared more […]

  • Stiphodon semoni

    25. July 2008

    (23.Aug.2008) From Indonesia we received this beautiful neon-blue goby. Stiphodon semoni grows up to 4-5cm and was several times imported under the wrong name Sthiphodon elegans. Its habitats are fast floating hillstreams with rocky ground. It is found in Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guniea and the Solomon Islands. The nourishment for this item is easy: […]

  • Sicyopus zosterophorum

    5. October 2007

    Actually in small numbers available: Sicyopus zosterophorum. This loach is coming from the Pinang river in the western part of Sumatra. Until now they were not imported in big numbers, so we do not know much about keeping them. But an experienced hobbyist should not be faced with big problems with keeoping this item.

  • Awaous cf. lateristriga

    6. July 2007

    From the coastal ranges of the western Africa between Senegal and Angola originates the freshwater goby Awaous lateristriga. The animal introduced here reminds strongly of this species, whether it is identical to it could yet not be determined. With an overall length of approx. 30 cm Awaous lateristriga belongs to the larger gobys. In their […]

  • Micropercops swinhonis

    6. July 2007

    One of the most beautiful new fish species of 2003 is this goby, which is rather widely spread in China, Korea and Japan. Already in 1873 Günther described it under the name Eleotris swinhonis of Shanghai, China, but it made its way to our tanks only now. It can reach a maximum size of approx. […]

  • Acentrogobius viridipunctatus

    Acentrogobius viridipunctatus

    6. July 2007

    This magnificent goby, it´s scientific name is Acentrogobius viridipunctatus, has now been successfully imported from India for the first time in greater numbers. The species attains a length of maximum 15 cm. Fully grown males have a very thick skull. In breeding mood, the fish become complete black in base colour, on which the emerald […]

  • Boleophthalmus boddarti

    Boleophthalmus boddarti

    1. July 2007

    These beautiful mudskippers from West Bengal (India) are somewhat sensitive and are therefore only occasionally imported. A well-established brackwater aquarium with a water level between 5-10 cm is needed for the successful keeping of these fish. When water conditions are not kept optimally these fish will soon suffer from signs of intoxication. All mudskippers need […]