They are SUPER tiny, but the main attraction for the Dark Tank has arrived. We picked up two pairs  of stiphodon gobies (we hoped), but since we brought them home, we had one of the males disappear.

Three blue stiphodon gobies

Three blue stiphodon gobies

We also picked up two Peacock Gudgeons which, unfortunately, turned out to both be female. This will just ensure that we will have to make another trip to our favorite fish store, Aqualand.

Female peacock gudgeon

Female peacock gudgeon

Finally, we made quite a grand discovery in the Forest Lake Pets store in Forest Lake, MN. While it really doesn’t have much in the way of regular pet things, and no pets to purchase there (a bonus for me since I won’t shop at places that sell puppy mill puppies/kitties), it has an AMAZING fish section.  It has a very large, warehouse style, room with 4-5 rows of 40gal fish tanks, fully stocked. They have small separate rooms for the saltwater fish, live rocks, and invertebrates. They have your standard fish like Neon Tetras and a variety of cichlids, they have unusual fish like stingrays and groupers.

They even carry a variety of hillstream loaches.  They are not real versed in what the different kinds that they carry, but they had 3 of a variety that we had not seen before.

Psudogastrozymon

Psudogastrozymon

They didn’t have any of the Sewellia that I have been pining for, but we brought home those 3 of the unknown species. One promptly disappeared, never to be seen again. After research, we have discovered that these are some form of psudogastromyzon.

When we get back from the BWCA, we will head back to Aqualand and pick those up, as well as another gudgeon.

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