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BC2009 Gobiodon Quinquestrigatus (Foxxy2727)

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BC2009 Gobiodon Quinquestrigatus (Foxxy2727)

Postby foxxy2727 » Sun 26 Jul, 2009 5:34 pm

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Species: Gobiodon quinquestrigatus
Social Structure: Single Pair
Size of Individuals: 3.5cm & 2.5cm
Age of Individuals: ?
Date added to Tank: 23/07/09

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank:
Substrate Details: Coral Sand
Filtration Details: HOB Hydor Bravo 120, LR & waiting on a Reef Octopus NS-80 skimmer
Water Changes: 20% fortnightly
Water Temperature: 26*
Lighting Cycle:
Other Tank Inhabitants:

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: Fozen Mysis/Enriched Brineshrimp, Hikari micro wafers
Feeding Schedule: Once a day

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Larval Tank Details
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Postby foxxy2727 » Sun 26 Jul, 2009 5:58 pm

I picked up these guys on Thursday Gobiodon prolixus (please correct me if i'm wrong) , I don't know much about them or their breeding cycle, can't be too different from other Gobiodon. species - I hope.

Can't find much info on them at all - the info I have so far was written for the Australian Museum by Winterbottom, R. & A.S. Harold.

http://australianmuseum.net.au/a-Coral- ... biodon-pro

He writes that they grow to 3.2cm & larger, the one I have (if that is the species I have) is approx. 4cm i'm hoping this will work in my favour with raising the larvae.

The larger one has a reddy/orange face with irridescent blue vertical stripes & blackish/brown/grey body & tail.
The other one is an allover red/orange.

Here are some pics of the largest one

some feedback would be greatly appriciated, thanks.
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Postby saltydog » Sun 26 Jul, 2009 7:32 pm

Gobiodon quinquestrigatus was my first thought based on body shape, but don't have a reference to back that up.
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Postby foxxy2727 » Sun 26 Jul, 2009 8:14 pm

Thanks Saltydog, after camparing them to a few google pics I think that Gobiodon quinquestrigatus is a more fitting i.d.
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Postby Mr Miagi » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 11:47 am

Yep, id agree with G. quinquestrigatus, Five-lined goby. Nice goby. :thumbsup:
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Postby foxxy2727 » Tue 15 Sep, 2009 2:26 am

Well it seems as though they have paired up :clap:
they live together at the front of the tank in a maze of tunnels of LR.
They both come out & feed in the water column too.
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Postby Chris » Sat 03 Oct, 2009 8:18 am

and behavioural/spawning bahviours noticed?

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