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bricespice

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Hey everyone.

This is my first post on an aquarium forum, im used to amphibian forums, but I am sure they operate in the same manner.

I purchased some fiji live rock a few days ago from a reef store and when I got home and unloaded it into my tank (day 6 of cycling), I found 2 little guys swim out of the holes and perch on the rock.

Not sure if these are gobys or blennys, but I can't seem to locate them in my marine fish ID book.

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His fins look like a goby's, but his stress marks and coloration remind me of a Bi-Color Blenny's.

 

You said this guy was a hitchhiker? :eek:

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It looks, to me, like an EXTREMELY upset Midas blenny... for some reason they show stripes when they discolor from stress.

 

Or some other blenny, tough to say until it gets color back.

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Thanks for your input, Mr. I've-never-seen-an-upset-midas-blenny.

:D No I've had plenty of stressed blenny's before. He's just too dark! :eek:

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A better pic would help.. but they can dump their color pretty thoroughly. Either way, we won't be able to tell, really, until he colors back up.

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A better pic would help.. but they can dump their color pretty thoroughly. Either way, we won't be able to tell, really, until he colors back up.

Exactly.

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The 2 spot blenny looks exactally like my other one.

Yes, I had3 hitchhikers in my rock purchase.

2 of these unknown guys and 1 Panda Bear Goby.....

FUN TIMES! :lol:

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The LR came from a store called Premier Aquatics in Tulsa, OK. LR is $6.99/pound, I only purchased 14 pounds from them and the rest from another cheaper store. However, I now truly believe "You get what you pay for."

The only problem I ran into was my tank is cycling, so picking up these hitch hikers was not an ideal situation, however, i quickly threw them into my established 16g innovative marine.

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Thanks for your input, Mr. I've-never-seen-an-upset-midas-blenny.

It isn't a midas blenny, look at it. It doen't have the right shape and color to be one. To me it looks like a stressed two-spot blenny.

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The only problem I ran into was my tank is cycling, so picking up these hitch hikers was not an ideal situation, however, i quickly threw them into my established 16g innovative marine.

 

 

Good job!

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animalmaster6

:welcome: to N-R!!

 

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Yeah it's definitely an Ecsenius blenny I could use a better pic to identify it completely.

 

The 2 spot blenny looks exactally like my other one.

Yes, I had3 hitchhikers in my rock purchase.

2 of these unknown guys and 1 Panda Bear Goby.....

FUN TIMES! :lol:

Jeepers that's insane! omgomgomg

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:welcome: to N-R!!

 

 

Yeah it's definitely an Ecsenius blenny I could use a better pic to identify it completely.

 

 

Jeepers that's insane! omgomgomg

 

Thanks everyone. Definitely a 2 Spot now that the tank has been up for a week. They are doing great. Unfortunately they are camera shy and my lack of a good SLR camera reduces my ability to capture a good photo. As soon as I can I will get one though. All I've been able to get is head shots of him peaking out of holes.

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