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Old 05-19-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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Some type of goby, didn't have a scientific name and I don't remember the common name. It is supposed to eat algae, but instead it ate all of my boraras!
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:21 PM   #2
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Pics dont seem to be working for me.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:05 AM   #3
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I can't see them either
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:58 PM   #5
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Some type of goby, didn't have a scientific name and I don't remember the common name. It is supposed to eat algae, but instead it ate all of my boraras!

Hi there. I can see the pictures because I am a member in the houstonfishbox.

The goby you have there is either a stiphodon or Sicyopterus.
I think is the second one. Are you sure it ate your boraras? I have mine with endlers and they have not bother them at all.
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I can't see either of them killing and eating another fish. What did you actually see happen?
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I saw the goby with one of my boraras in his mouth!
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:48 PM   #8
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Can you see them now?

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Old 05-20-2009, 04:53 PM   #9
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I saw the goby with one of my boraras in his mouth!
It might have been dead already
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:48 PM   #10
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It might have been dead already
That is possibe I know but my boraras were doing fine until I got the goby. Then they slowly started to dissapear - now I have none
The other fish I have in the tank are Furcata rainbows, CPDs, and oto-cats.

Any thoughts??
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Looks like a sicyopterus or sicyopus. I would guess that the fish was dead already but anything is possible. My similar gobies don't get around quick enough to catch another fish. The goby may have brought some kind of pathogen with it or it may just be coincidental that your rasboras died after it came.
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So why does this goby have such a large mouth if it doesn't eat fish?
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So why does this goby have such a large mouth if it doesn't eat fish?
I do not think mouth size has to do anything with the ability of a fish to eat other fish or not.
Crays eat fish, whale shark eats plankton.
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It has a large mouth because it's a goby.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:44 PM   #15
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Well, just in case he did eat my boraras - I am going to move him into another tank before I get anymore.
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