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    ID: Neon blue goby?

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    Known over here as neon blue goby.

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    one of the Stiphodon sp. second pix looks like could do with slight brightness boosting.

    also I think both are males. the females of Stiphodon looks quite different. do a search in the forum it has been posted several times.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    These are the ones in the local shops now. I've got a few but haven't got around to shooting them.

    Good choice of substrate to bring out the contrast in the fishes, Eric.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Wish I could take credit for the substrate, but they were just in the tank with great dark substrate.

    Did a search and it looks like Stiphodon atropurpureus. Thoughts?
    http://homepage2.nifty.com/PhD-mukai...Stiphodon.html
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    I think it is either S. atropurpureus or something very very similar (there appear to be a few different ones but I have not heard the professional opinion of the ichthyologists). anyway the female may look quite different from the male.

    here are the male/female pix of S. elegans


    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    I have seen them in Ben's & Kingfisher.Are the blue neons always so much smaller than the red neons?FYI the blue neons $8/ red neons $5/

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