Great photos, the Sicopterus graze very much like Awaous.Some updated shots. The Sicyopterus are proving nigh on impossible to catch to move to the river manifold rack. May have to tear donw the tank in the near future to catch them and then rescape and tweak.
Acrossocheilus parallens, Stiphodon ornatus and Rhinogobius candidius
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A comparison of a juvenile and mature rhinogobius
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Full tank shot. I had to add a surface skimmer as there was constantly a film on the water.
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Sicyopterus grazing. It is very interesting watching their mouths in action
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The smaller of the two Horse Mouths. They are unbelievable predators.
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Sicyopeterus mouth grazing. Extended and retracted
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The algae growth on the stones and pebbles really sets it off as a true natural looking setup! Looks great.Thanks. I have enjoyed watching it grow and mature. The largest horse mouth is becoming an absolute brute during feeding times. After a lot of observation this week I have come to realize he goes after to groups of fish in particular. One, he is savage in his chasing of the smaller horse mouth.
Two, he goes after the zaccos. I have come to deduce that this is due to their highly reflective flanks that cause his predatory instincts to kick in as he does not chase them relentlessly. Much like a small dog goes after a bird or squirrels until it flies away or goes up a tree.
Most of the day they all sit in a loose school in the current from the filter outlet.
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They hang out like this or slightly closer together.
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This pic does not clearly illustrate the size difference between the horse mouths.
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This was the night the zacco's were spawning.
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Thanks. Find that gear and get it going! I want someone to talk to about gobies.
What are your plans?
I love how the gobies setup in the front of the tank. Even their preferred hideouts are in the front under the large rocks.
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