month we spotlight West-Africa. From the situated there Ivory Coast Ivoorkust
originates namely the little animal of this month. It belongs again to the Gobiidae.
The little fish was imported from there round about February by the importer Tropifish
at Beek en Donk.
is a shame that imports out of this continent
With the exception of lake
Malawi and lake Tanganyika. That of course partially depends on the political
the last years
be called at
The species was discovered
in 1980 in the Bandama-river in Ivory-Coast and described by Risch. For the rest
it occurs in the Lokunjeriver in Cameroon and in the basin of Kouilou in Congo.
The chances are that it occurs also in other basins in West-Africa. I presume
that it is not necessary any more to make a description.The
photographs picture clearly the looks with the characteristic qualities. The large
photo a female. The inset on top right a female and a male on the right. At the
bottom on the left a male again. In this way we become a fairly good impression
of the lips, that special with the males are grown together to tremendous succor
cup. The inset on top left pictures the mail suck fixed against the pane of the
tank. There it sat vertical against. It was flashed on to much fro the left, so
that the right half stayed in the shade. A pity Jammer. The picture does not become
more evident of it. Things like that you see just when they come back from the
fotofinishing laboratory. The animals, that by importer importer,Ton
Kooijmans, were given to me for the session of photographs were sold an their
scanty congeners as well. That is only logical wit suchlike raritys. This made
the improvement of the visual material impossible.
to be seen very clearly
that the pectoral fins are grown together in a way that they form a kind of a
sucking nap .That characterizes the little animal as a occupant of fast-running
waters. In the tank at Tropifish they appeared to be able to dig themselves in
super-fast in not to coarse bottommaterials and at the approach of the aquarium
they also did time after time. The colorful inset on the right
precise specifies the habitat.
and - care advises:
De grootst waargenomen
lengte van de gobius bedroeg 54 mm. So the animals don't need a tank that large.
They do need a bottom of a composition not to fine. Local rock mass imitate the
rapids. A sturdy pump provides a respectable flow trough the tank. The water the
best can be slight acid to neutral en we choose the temperature not to high; 22
a 23 C
As food all kind of worm- or crustaceans are to recommend, when the
little rasp teeth in the wide beck indicate that some algae or the replacement
of them are necessary.
, D Pugy et G.G. Teugels: Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de l'Afrique
Risch (L.),1980 Description of Parasicydium bandama gen.
nov.sp.nov., a new gobiid fish from the Bandama river,Ivory Coast
(Pisces; Gobiidae). Rev Zool. afr., 94 (1): 127 - 134