Just for a photo

Discussion in 'Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions' started by SteveZi, 13 Jan 2012.

  1. SteveZi

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    I haven't found anything cool yet for my tank, but got this little Beaked sandfish the other day, just for a photo or two:

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    Some nice fins - I like the way it's set towards the back of the body and almost shark-like.
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    that is cool!
    how is the compatibility with corals, inverts and other fish
     
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    Which species is that one?
     
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    thats answer my Q :)
     
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    Very nice. Any pictures of its face? Do you take the photo tank with you to the beach?
     
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    I did take some photos of the face, but don't have it with me right now, but you can get an idea if you look at the reflection in the glass - they have nice big eyes.
    No, it's easier to take the photos at home (and keeps the sand out of the camera!)

    yes it's Gonorynchus gonorynchus

    sometimes they are transparent - weird and feels snake like.
     
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    As a matter of interest where did u get this fish from, very nice fish indeed
     
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    Kicks the ass of some of my PE pics, though mine were taken at night with a kak flash....

    Yeh, it's Gonorynchus gonorynchus

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    the 2nd pic is pretty cool considering its not in a glass box, during daytime..

    pics of the head:
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    Broder, i had to draw in the nose on the left...it was hidden behind the silicone.
    don't tell anyone.
     
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    Thanks Steve. It's a beautiful fish indeed.
     
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    I went diving today at one of my favourite spots and took some video - came out okay, but need to do some serious editing.
    I don't have the strength for that right now.
    Here are a few snapshots:


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    I collected 3 sergeant majors and a spot damsel this morning for my tank.
    Then I found this guy..
    so, I decided to keep it for a while, just to make sure those damsels behave themselves:whistling:

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    wat is thet?looks like a baby dorado!!
     
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    Yes, you are right.
    It's an evil little terror - it hangs around like a floating leaf, then suddenly it will skillfully use the current to launch attacks on unsuspecting "tank mates".
     
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    Steve, you sure that s a baby Dorado. Does not look like one
     
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    hi Shaun,
    Yes, 100% sure - it's got a bit of damage to its dorsal fin, so might look a bit odd.
    This one's only 6cm long - it will develop more banded markings as it grows bigger.
    I think i'll only be able to keep it for max a couple of weeks though.
    Pretty cool to check it in the tank - it's got a big appetite!
     
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    That I can believe. Awesome
     
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    Hey Steve, it is really amazing to see some fish, that I haven't seen before. I was told in Germany to try Dorado. It must taste really good, I was told. And I think that tiny Dorado looks extremely cool.
    Now it's time for some new tank shots. Isn't it?
     
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    I just read some facts on dorado - they are extremely fast growing with short life spans.
    research in aquaculture turned up growth rates of more than 4kgs in 30days - that's incredible.
    it suggests that this one will be tough to keep for more than a few days in my small tank.
     
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    More than 130gram per day. Wow. What are they feeding them there?
     
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