I've got Klipfish!

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  1. SteveZi

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    I’ve been keeping a few of our local endemic klipfish species in my tank during the winter.

    Okay, once everyone has stopped laughing… they are actually pretty cool and have kept me going through the cold months.

    I’m one of those guys that wants to know everything about everything in the ocean. Then a while back it dawned on me that in over 30years, I’ve never given the Clinids much of a thought.

    So, this winter is dedicated to them!

    The Super klipfish is a bit evil and has eaten a few small fish,… as well as my scarlet sea spider.

    The Bluntnose has a great personality!

    The Lace klipfish applied some suncream to its lips, but forgot to put on its sunglasses… either that, or he has smoked some weird stuff:whistling:

    The Barbled klipfish is a sneaky bugger with those freaky eyes.

    Here a few pics:



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    how big are these fish?
     
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    These ones are between 7-10cm but they will get bigger.
    The super klipfish have no problems eating small fish of 3-4cm and constantly looks like it’s swallowed a little rugby ball.
    At first I thought it was pregnant - All of them are apparently live bearing.
     
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    Damn they look cool!! Have loads of character!:thumbup:
     
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    i love the eyes of that lace kilppie :)
     
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    Nothing wrong with keeping klipvis. They do have great personalities.

    So how about a full tank shot?
     
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    What's also cool about these guys is that they never seem to be stressed and seem to be real hardy.
    I keep the water at about 17-20degrees.
     
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    The tank itself is not much to look at – it’s old, scratched and small.
    The scaping consists of a heap of small rocks that have build up over time to resemble some strange rock castle.:blush:
    Will try and post a pic tonight.

     
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    No laughing here, looks pretty cool. Where did you catch/buy them.
     
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    Hi Fanie,
    I have a little secret spot where I collect most of my fish, but you can find all of these in False bay( I see you stay in Somerset-West) as well as a number of other species considered to be “klipfishes”.
    Some of them are picky eaters and are to be avoided, like the snakelet – Halidesmus scapularis and the Nosestripe Klipfish, both abundant under rocks in the Strand area.
     
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    Halidesmus scapularis
     
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    hardcore looking guy!
     
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    The Rock Castle!

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