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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Goby ID

Said neon goby at the store but now that I search it up, I can only find blue neon gobies which look totally different from this one.
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Its some kind of stiphodon goby. I have one too, but a different color. They are really cool, and great little algae eaters too!
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I dropped a few live blackworms in the tank and he instantly pounced on them.
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They are carrying similar fish at my lfs. They also have them labeled neon blue goby. I have the worst time telling the species apart, but here are my guesses:

Stiphodon atropurpureous

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...atropurpureus/

Stiphodon semoni

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/stiphodon-semoni/

I have two stiphodon and after much research I decided they are Rainbow species. I have two boys and wish I could find some girls so that I could see them color up fully.
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I dropped a few live blackworms in the tank and he instantly pounced on them.
They will eat all kinds of food, but they are mostly biofilm eaters. Make sure you provide lots of surfaces (hard scape like rocks and wood and broadleaf plants like anubius). They will happily graze these surfaces and the substrate all day long
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From the links above, I believe mine is a stiphodon atratus but the ornatus species looks stunning.
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Looks like stiphodon elegans to me, I have several.
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they don't change colour like ornatus do they?
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Many are sold as s. elegans, they're not.
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