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what sort of goby is this?

so... got this guy for my birthday in Feb.. I still have no idea what he is

but we called him Cyril

 

my parents bought him for me, he was labelled as a "orange dash goby" but after googling.. he has one orange line running down his body, not dots.. so any ID would be nice.. otherwise I'll invent something

 

he eats like a pig and likes rearranging all the sand in my tank -_- especially covering corals AND my tongan fighting conch/stromb snail (which we inventively named elephant :lol: )

 

sorry for the bad photos.. iphone camera <_<

 

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Looks like a Valenciennea muralis or a poorly colored Valenciennea helsdingenii to me

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Looks like a Valenciennea muralis or a poorly colored Valenciennea helsdingenii to me

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

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You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

I'm a chick, but if I did read while taking a #### that is exactly what I'd do.

 

edit: sig'ed :)

Edited by altolamprologus

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Haha, sorry about the mixup m'am. You are probably one of the most helpful people on here.

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Haha, sorry about the mixup m'am. You are probably one of the most helpful people on here.

Aww thanks :) I just have mad googling skills, that's all.

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Looks like a Valenciennea muralis or a poorly colored Valenciennea helsdingenii to me

 

YOU ARE A LEGEND! :lol:

 

I think he looks more like the Valenciennea muralis.. but he's sorta a mix between with the colours and stripes... "Valenciennea Cyril" yup. lol

 

on another note, yay another girl :)

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YOU ARE A LEGEND! :lol:

 

I think he looks more like the Valenciennea muralis.. but he's sorta a mix between with the colours and stripes... "Valenciennea Cyril" yup. lol

 

on another note, yay another girl :)

He could very well be a hybrid. It's been known to happen from time to time in the wild.

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You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

 

Now that's funny ^^^

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national geographic all the way....great short stories....

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Sleeper goby :D

 

oh man.. i wish he was literally a sleeper goby...

his sand sifting is driving me insane :angry: it's EVERYWHERE, on corals, on rocks... i thought i had a sandbed... apparently not <_<

 

new issue.. any suggestions? LOL

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oh man.. i wish he was literally a sleeper goby...

his sand sifting is driving me insane :angry: it's EVERYWHERE, on corals, on rocks... i thought i had a sandbed... apparently not <_<

 

new issue.. any suggestions? LOL

Sand sifters sift sand. Nothing you can do about that except not buy one :P

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Unfortunetly those gobies can get up to 6". I hope your tank is big enough.

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Unfortunetly those gobies can get up to 6". I hope your tank is big enough.

+1 and they starve in nano tanks

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Sand sifters sift sand. Nothing you can do about that except not buy one :P

 

lesson learnt hahaha

 

i thought "cool sand sifter, never had one and always wanted one"

but holy moly this guy goes for gold.

 

but i cant sell him whhyyyyyyyy :slap:

sell or put into separate tank.

 

need money tree. pronto.

 

Unfortunetly those gobies can get up to 6". I hope your tank is big enough.

 

current tank no :( dads tank, yes. looks like he's going to be re-homed tonight.

he eats really well so he's definitely not starving.. pudgy belly. :lol:

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Haha, sorry about the mixup m'am. You are probably one of the most helpful people on here.

+1

 

she's on my speed dial. Well she would be if I had her #. She's on my speed PM.

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