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#1 SanDiegoFishes

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:57 AM

Just returned from a fish collecting trip through Panama (both Caribbean side and Pacific side), and caught a number of different fish species, which are now happily swimming in my tanks in San Diego.
I caught these cool little catfish, several livebearer species, some cichlids, a goby like fish that I have yet to identify, 2 species of freshwater snails, and some really cute, small, freshwater shrimp.
Here are the catfish! I think I know what they are, or close anyway, anyone care to help ID them??
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:58 AM

QUOTE(SanDiegoFishes @ May 1 2007, 10:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just returned from a fish collecting trip through Panama (both Caribbean side and Pacific side), and caught a number of different fish species, which are now happily swimming in my tanks in San Diego.
I caught these cool little catfish, several livebearer species, some cichlids, a goby like fish that I have yet to identify, 2 species of freshwater snails, and some really cute, small, freshwater shrimp.
Here are the catfish! I think I know what they are, or close anyway, anyone care to help ID them??
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:59 AM

Another shot.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 02:53 PM

Hi there,

Certainly Pimelodella chagresi well done nice looking species. It would be interesting to find out what the goby is, keep us posted.
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 03:37 PM

Have to agree with Allan Pimelodella chagresi; this is the most widespread pim in Central America especially around panama.
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:26 PM

Thanks! That's what I thought too, but I wasn't sure.
Here is the Goby like fish, not even sure if it is a Goby. These were caught on the Caribbean side, in a little stream north of Portobello. Smallest ones are about an 1". biggest one is 2- 2 1/2". Really cute, and they "jerK' when they eat.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE(SanDiegoFishes @ May 2 2007, 10:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks! That's what I thought too, but I wasn't sure.
Here is the Goby like fish, not even sure if it is a Goby. These were caught on the Caribbean side, in a little stream north of Portobello. Smallest ones are about an 1". biggest one is 2- 2 1/2". Really cute, and they "jerK' when they eat.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 08:30 PM

A bit like Hemieleotris latifasciata but the stripes in the caudal and the broader band on the body put me off a bit! I just can't stop feeling that I have seen this fish somewhere before. dry.gif
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:42 AM

QUOTE(scotcat @ May 2 2007, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A bit like Hemieleotris latifasciata but the stripes in the caudal and the broader band on the body put me off a bit! I just can't stop feeling that I have seen this fish somewhere before. dry.gif



Hmmm....dunno either! Someone suggested it might be a sleeper goby, but I am not familiar with that fish, either, and don't have a scientific name.
Cool fish, I am becoming quite fond of them smile.gif

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:52 PM

Here is your Goby http://gobiidae.com/...otris_picta.htm
Eleotris picta.
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