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    ID: Dragon goby

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    Bought this pair of Dragon gobies from C328 just now. Not sure what's their scientific name. Hopefully the pictures shows enough details for its identification. The male is about 6cm long, while the female is about half his size.

    The male has pretty elaborate finnages, probably that's why the name dragon...

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    The pair together, with the male in the foreground and the female at the back.


    Some face on shots of the male. (Pardon the dirty glass, didn't clean the inside for a week!)


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    got three of these buggers from Azmi. your male is flaring nicely, but the caudal is torn, keep them till the fin grows back. Have to get the NUS goby guys to have a look.
    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 got a pair of it last week too. Compared to the Zebra striped ones that is recently available together with it, it not shy at all and don't hide.
    Corydoras: 2 x adolfoi, 1 x agassizii, 5 x albino aeneus, 3 x arcuatus, 4 x atropersonatus, 3 x axelrodi, 6 x axelrodi variante B, 4 x caudimaculatus, 5 x duplicareus, 8 x goldlines, 3 x kanei, 3 x loretoensis, 6 x melini, 4 x panda, 6 x schwartzi, 3 x similis, 4 x sterbai, 4 x surinamensis, 5 x trilineatus, 4 x tukano & 3 x zygatus

    RIP 1 x adolfoi, 1 x albino aeneus & 2 x panda

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    got three of these buggers from Azmi. your male is flaring nicely, but the caudal is torn, keep them till the fin grows back. Have to get the NUS goby guys to have a look.
    Yupz... That's a pity that the fins are torn...
    Will be getting them a permanent tank and then use some Melafix to heal the torn fins...
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    These guys sure have got grouchy faces... hahaha...

    I hate those trade names. Isn't Gobioides broussonnetii also known as dragon goby also in the trade? Grrrr...

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    forget the trade names.
    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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    Anywhere else still selling this? Got the last pair from Y932. Also looking for the Zebra ones.
    Corydoras: 2 x adolfoi, 1 x agassizii, 5 x albino aeneus, 3 x arcuatus, 4 x atropersonatus, 3 x axelrodi, 6 x axelrodi variante B, 4 x caudimaculatus, 5 x duplicareus, 8 x goldlines, 3 x kanei, 3 x loretoensis, 6 x melini, 4 x panda, 6 x schwartzi, 3 x similis, 4 x sterbai, 4 x surinamensis, 5 x trilineatus, 4 x tukano & 3 x zygatus

    RIP 1 x adolfoi, 1 x albino aeneus & 2 x panda

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    Btw, know if these beauties are pure freshwater or brackish? Hmmm... Think difficult to answer right? Since we don't really know the true identity of them...
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    They seem to be doing fine in my freshwater tank.
    Corydoras: 2 x adolfoi, 1 x agassizii, 5 x albino aeneus, 3 x arcuatus, 4 x atropersonatus, 3 x axelrodi, 6 x axelrodi variante B, 4 x caudimaculatus, 5 x duplicareus, 8 x goldlines, 3 x kanei, 3 x loretoensis, 6 x melini, 4 x panda, 6 x schwartzi, 3 x similis, 4 x sterbai, 4 x surinamensis, 5 x trilineatus, 4 x tukano & 3 x zygatus

    RIP 1 x adolfoi, 1 x albino aeneus & 2 x panda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher
    Anywhere else still selling this? Got the last pair from Y932. Also looking for the Zebra ones.

    eco have a lot. actually is cichlid forever lah.
    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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    Seems like I really need to go down to the Great Hall once to see all the gobies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    eco have a lot. actually is cichlid forever lah.

    Will drop by later today.
    Corydoras: 2 x adolfoi, 1 x agassizii, 5 x albino aeneus, 3 x arcuatus, 4 x atropersonatus, 3 x axelrodi, 6 x axelrodi variante B, 4 x caudimaculatus, 5 x duplicareus, 8 x goldlines, 3 x kanei, 3 x loretoensis, 6 x melini, 4 x panda, 6 x schwartzi, 3 x similis, 4 x sterbai, 4 x surinamensis, 5 x trilineatus, 4 x tukano & 3 x zygatus

    RIP 1 x adolfoi, 1 x albino aeneus & 2 x panda

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    Definitely brackish....I expected something else when I saw "Dragon Goby" too.

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    How do you tell that it is brackish or pure freshwater? What characteristics on the fish that give us this information?
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    From books & experience. Not many pure freshwater goby around.. I think this one is a Acentrogobius species..just wait for what the goby expert says.

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    how do you differentiate between the male and the female?

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    Quote Originally Posted by avant
    how do you differentiate between the male and the female?
    Check out the longer fins on the males as seen in the pictures above.
    Corydoras: 2 x adolfoi, 1 x agassizii, 5 x albino aeneus, 3 x arcuatus, 4 x atropersonatus, 3 x axelrodi, 6 x axelrodi variante B, 4 x caudimaculatus, 5 x duplicareus, 8 x goldlines, 3 x kanei, 3 x loretoensis, 6 x melini, 4 x panda, 6 x schwartzi, 3 x similis, 4 x sterbai, 4 x surinamensis, 5 x trilineatus, 4 x tukano & 3 x zygatus

    RIP 1 x adolfoi, 1 x albino aeneus & 2 x panda

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    i see... thanks!

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    Any positive ID for them yet?

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    do they take flakes or pellets?

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