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    ID: Goby (Oxyloetris marmoratus)

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    Can anyone ID this grouchy looking fish? Territorial. Tried to ambush some small fish in the tank. :O




    ck
    p.s Colours are a bit off after converting the colour space for screen. It's a bit less yellow than shown on screen. Colour in 2nd pic is more accurate.
    Last edited by CK Yeo; 3rd Dec 2006 at 18:17.

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    where to buy?
    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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    Looks a bit like a mini soon hock doesn't it?

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    Oh! It really is a young SoonHock! Didn't expect to find it in a LFS!

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    I had a young soon hock too (about 5cm) but the colours are not so contrasting.
    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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    Of the trio that I got (all less than one finger long), 1 of them has less contrasting colouration. It didn't want to pose for the camera, so no picture to show.

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    Last edited by Justikanz; 4th Dec 2006 at 03:29.

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    Oh, did you get them at Yishun? They look so cute when they're young... But they turn into monsters after they grow a little older...

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    Ermm.. who are their tankmates?

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    Yup. Looks like the marble goby alright.

    Good looking specimen and photography.

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    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    eh... are they highly aggressive? I got 4 of them a few weeks back and they have been rather peaceful as of now. They are slightly smaller than my bumblebee goby at around 3cm.
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    Smaller than 3cm?!?! Hmm.. are you sure they are identified correctly as Soon Hock?

    In any case, they will gobble anything that fits in their mouth and grow BIG. So do not mix them with smaller fishes if you do not want the other fishes to be their food.

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    Yap, i got it from a tank which labeled them as gobys. I see that the markings on my goby's are identical as the picture above. Are there other goby's with "rock like" markings other than the soon hock?
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    Maybe 3cm is still small. The above specimen is at least double that. It will maybe if you have something that is more bite size for them, it will not be the case.
    I keep them with larger fishes now, and they seem fine.

    ck

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