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matt_bet 12-12-2006 05:25 AM

Unknown Colourful Goby ?? NEW PICS
 
hi, :D
have two of this species of fish in my aquarium which i collected from a local estuary. It is around 15 cm long and appears to be a goby. i collected it from nsw, australia but cannot not find what it is and would like to know cause its really cool.
matt[img][/img]http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/554_100_822822_1.jpg :D

Lupin 12-12-2006 05:30 AM

Nice goby, Matt.:shock2: I'm not an expert though.:mrgreen:

caferacermike 12-12-2006 07:34 AM

I've not seen anything like that offered around here. Looks very nice. In fact I wish they were for sale around here.

Melissa 12-12-2006 07:50 AM

This is a very beautiful and interesting looking goby. Unforunately i personally have never seen a goby like this for sale.

caferacermike 12-12-2006 06:42 PM

Could you get us a ton of specific pics? It kind of looks to be a jawfish of sorts. Jawfish, blennies, and gobies are all very similar but not the same. I'd like to see the bottom side to see if the fins are fused like a suction cup. If so then it is a goby. But please submit a few hundred or so pics.

matt_bet 12-12-2006 08:38 PM

thanks for the interest everyone,
i have a few other gobies which i cant identify either?
the colourful goby also turns completly black with a white band along the top of its body when stressed. Its fins are seperated at the bottom but dont have a good photo yet of it with all its fins out but will try and get a good pic. Its territorial and both have set up camp on either side of the tank in their own rock caves.http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/554_100_8215_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/554_100_8224_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/554_100_8231_1.jpg

This fish is a eastern threefin and they love seaweed and saltwater plants in the tank.

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/554_100_8215_2.jpg

The picture below is a common eastern sand goby (i think) and is extremely easy to keep, they love feeder fish and anything algae.http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/554_100_8144_1.jpg

the picture below is an annoying and extremely stupid toadfish. we have recently gotton rid of them, those who live in australia would know them, they are a pest yet extremely colourful and we thought we would see what they are like, but they cause soo much trouble.

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/554..._jos_001_1.jpg

we also have blackfish and starfish and anemenies and urchins and they all live together heaps well. all australian.

Lupin 12-12-2006 08:42 PM

:shock2: Stunning gobies.:shock2:
I like the toadfish best.:thumbsup:

matt_bet 12-12-2006 08:48 PM

seriously, if you had the toadfish you would be flushing it. not that i did, i let it free humanely. they eat all your plants and ruin your tank.

Lupin 12-12-2006 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt_bet
seriously, if you had the toadfish you would be flushing it. not that i did, i let it free humanely. they eat all your plants and ruin your tank.

I'm just admiring your toadfish.:mrgreen: Can't go over for brackish and marines anyway.:mrgreen:

squiggles 12-14-2006 11:23 AM

ur fish are very cool. i love gobies, they're all so interesting. the only goby i have is a violet goby tho. sorry never seen one like yours either.


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