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Old 09-18-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Neon blue goby- Stiphodon atropurpureus


Got a new (for me) fish for my 40display tank.

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

The LFS brought in 4. One didn't survive in the LFS, someone got the other two before I got there.

Pretty cool little guy.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:05 AM   #2
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I bought one but I don't think he did well as I haven't seen him in quite some time. Rather unfortunate as he was a nice looking, lively addition to the tank.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:29 AM   #3
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Cute naman!

It's a Pinoy fishy!
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:39 AM   #4
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woah... pretty dude!
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:42 AM   #5
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That's a great looking fish.

May I ask how much it set you back?
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:12 AM   #6
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That's a great looking fish.

May I ask how much it set you back?
They had him listed @ $11.00 - My price was $9
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:28 AM   #7
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Nice. I would definitely contemplate buying those if I saw them for $9 or $11.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:48 AM   #8
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Nice. I would definitely contemplate buying those if I saw them for $9 or $11.
yes, I like them when I saw them to. I ended up waiting 3 wks which was good as they had time to assimilate. I'm sure they are a wild caught fish.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:57 AM   #9
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Nice!

I've heard that they're good algae eaters but never witnessed this myself.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:42 AM   #10
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I have a few and love them. They are very active and extremely curious.



When I first got them I put them in my community tank thinking they would be a good algae eater. While they did snack on the algae, it was obvious they were not getting sufficient nutrition. They were slowly wasting away.

So, I moved them to my Blue Pearl shrimp tank in which I encourage algae growth. The extra algae helped keep them alive, but just barely.



While they do enjoy algae, they will not flourish on it alone. I highly suggest Repashy Soilent Green food.

Since I started feeding them this aufwuchs gel they have gotten fat, happy and show beautiful colors.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:09 AM   #11
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awesome! i had a few of these about 2 years ago. I had to sell them in a move.

I now keep Lipstick stiphodon Gobies (predatory) in my 57 gallon.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:41 AM   #12
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Hi Dogfish, which LFS did you get that from?
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Hi Dogfish, which LFS did you get that from?
Ditto! Trying to find a good one in the city.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:21 PM   #14
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i sell these as well. Please note, they have high oxygen needs and are aufwuchs grazers. They need algae and microcrustaceans to really thrive, or a good replacement like Soilent green. They have a need for a lot of dissolved oxygen, so a power head is a good idea, or at least a high turnover rate (current is not as important and the amount of dissolved oxygen).
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:48 PM   #15
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I love these little guys! So much personality for a freshwater fish. Easily as cool as any of the marine gobies.

Makes me want to turn my 12gal long into a goby tank.
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