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Post by KristaLynn on Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:50 pm

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So the guy that was supposed to sell me the peacocks but dropped communication on me twice?? Look at that he's listed them for sale. http://www.kijiji.ca/v-other-pets/saskatoon/tateurndina-ocellicauda-peacock-goby-fish/583718409?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

This makes me SO MAD!!
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Post by l_l_l on Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:54 pm

@KristaLynn wrote:They just got here, floating the bag. They are so tiny! It looks like he sent me 7.
Yayyy!! Smile
Now the tricky part will be to sex them! Razz
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Post by KristaLynn on Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:34 am



Just a little video of my new babies this morning, gave them some thawed brine shrimp & little bit of glass worms. I'm worried the food settled into the gravel before they got much, will they pick it out of there?
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Post by Biulu on Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:57 am

Nice round bellies! You got them in nice shape.
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Post by KristaLynn on Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:35 am

Yes well his ad said they were in a 20g planted tank and that he had them eating flakes and brine shrimp so I was hopeful.  My mom did say he was nice and drove over to meet them were they where and didn't make them drive to him in the city so I guess he just sucks at communication.

If I remember my reading, the girls tend to have the bigger bellies so I'm hoping for a bunch of girls here because these are probably all related which won't be good if I do breed them.
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Post by l_l_l on Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:22 am

Nice gudgeons!
The girls do have larger bellies, usually.
My male also has a large belly, but not as big as the females.
One sure way to tell which are females, which are males: The dorsal fin! Females will have a black line on top of the fin.

The male will have a face with a "stronger" jaw, the females are more bullet shaped.

That one is a male:

That one is a female:


If you manage to have a picture of them I could help you identify them Smile

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Post by KristaLynn on Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:57 am

These little guys are already coming out to see me, they are just so cute.

At this size I should probably feed twice a day?

No signs of black on any fins yet, hopefully that comes later and I don't have a batcherlor tank!
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Post by l_l_l on Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:35 am

How does their head look like?
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I feed them once a day, but that's because I feed mainly on frozen food, and it's really fat.

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Post by KristaLynn on Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:12 pm

Today was the first day I fed them flakes, the flakes seemed to sink slower (I pinched them and released them under the water because I figured they wouldn't come up) and they seemed to get more to eat. But maybe they pick the brine shrimp out of the moss and gravel after I leave for work?
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Post by Biulu on Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:20 pm

They will definitively pick out food from the moss, not sure about the gravel though...
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Post by l_l_l on Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:28 pm

you are lucky your gudgeons eat the flakes.
Mine barely wont touch it.

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Post by KristaLynn on Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:10 pm

They seemed really excited about the flakes this morning so I'm worried they haven't been getting the brine shrimp.
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Post by Biulu on Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:24 pm

@l_l_l wrote:you are lucky your gudgeons eat the flakes.
Mine barely wont touch it.

Try adding a fish that does eat flakes but doesn't pose a risk for the gudgeons. Within a few days they will learn how to eat flakes.
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Post by l_l_l on Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:58 pm

The gudgeons are already in with fishes that eat pellets/flakes... Maybe with a little bit more patience.

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Post by KristaLynn on Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:03 pm

I'm no help, mine came trained to eat flakes.
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Post by KristaLynn on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:22 am

Okay now that they are a little older I for sure see one male so far the rest look female. We will see if one of those is a late blooming male or just all girls.
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Post by l_l_l on Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:10 am

Cool! One male for all of these female is perfectly fine. One more male would definitely be nicer tho. But!! Still real fine!

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Post by KristaLynn on Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:00 am

I wouldn't mind getting the second male from a different source to have some genetic diversity incase I decide to breed.
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Post by Shell on Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:30 pm

These guys sound great - nice video you got of them.  Very Happy 

It would be excellent if you lucked out and have mostly females in there. Looking forward to seeing more videos and/or pics of you new additions!

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Re: You've got to be kidding me.

Post by KristaLynn on Tue May 06, 2014 10:19 am



New video, you can see Brutus my boy in this. Smile
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Post by Biulu on Tue May 06, 2014 8:57 pm

Very nice! Brutus and his harem...
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Post by l_l_l on Tue May 06, 2014 9:47 pm

They look so active!! It's crazy! :O
Mine are definitely more calm than this.
Probably because there is a large gourami hovering above lol..
They look fine!

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Post by KristaLynn on Wed May 07, 2014 9:20 am

Yes mine only have a few snails in with them so they have nothing to fear. I'm not sure for how long but for now this will just be their tank.
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Post by l_l_l on Wed May 07, 2014 9:24 am

I bet they are really happy!
Have you got a defenitive count on your male/female ratio? Smile

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Post by KristaLynn on Wed May 07, 2014 11:53 am

So far it looks like just Brutus!  I'm toying with the idea of getting a trio from Spencer Jack if he gets some this summer and moving Brutus with the new girls to the 10g and putting the new boy in with all of Brutus' sisters to get genetic diversity in case they do breed for me.
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