So here's the story. A couple of months ago (before the snow came, I live in New Mexico), a family friend came over with a 25 gallon tank and filled it up with everything; a blue/pink soft gravel type substrate, little castle, fake plant, Pleco catfish to clean the walls, and fish)
My sister brought home a little Goldfish
she had won at school, and for lack of a better place, she put it in the tank with the unknown fish. After I got home that day, she came to me and blamed me because my fish ate her feeder Goldfish
A few weeks days ago, after the first snow that came, we were stuck in the house, completely snowed in. And we ran out of the food that came with the fish. With nothing to feed it, it went hungry for a few days, until it finally went and swallowed the Pleco fish, which was 3/4's it's size, albeit thin.
So since then, I've been feeding it Betta pellets everyday, because we can't get out of the house.
I don't have a digital camera here, so as soon as we can get out I'll take a few pictures.
Description of Fish;
The fish is about about 5-6 inches long, dorsal fin across it's whole spine. The dorsal fin has a light blue all along the tip (disease? Never seen it before.)
Caudal fin is about normal shaped.
The pectoral fins are a little big, though VERY thin.
The pelvic fins hang down a inch or so but never move.
The anal fin is long, and it has 4 BRIGHT yellow dots in a square pattern (disease, or what?)
The body of the fish is vertically striped with black-yellow stripes, about 1/2 inch in length, except for the forehead area which is horozontally striped.
Eyes are black, with bright yellow around them.
The fish has big lips, pale yellow in color.
The dorsal fin has the black and yellow striping for the bottom half, but then it goes to black, and then perwinkle blue at the very edge.
I've taken it in to other fish owners and pet stores, I've been told it was a bumblebee goby, but other's tell me it isn't. I've seen Bumblebee's, and my fish looks nothing like most of them, except for the coloring.
The fish is carnivourous, has some strange behavior where it picks up the substrate with it's big mouth and lips and moves it where it wants it, though it coughs some up later. It also seems to come up to the surface, grab some air, and spit it out somewhere else. That's pretty much it, any other questions? Ill get a pic up soon.