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no its not a panda loach
I couldn't find anything except that other people couldn't find any information on them as well on google. Does anyone know about this fish? Impulsively bought, I don't know a thing about them....bought 4 hoping they'll breed
 
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Schismatogobius ampluvinculus

Had a bunch of these little guys. Never heard of it being called a panda goby though :p (yeah, I've kept Panda Loaches too :)
They only get about an inch. They can change color/pattern too. They can burrow as well, pretty funny to see the little guys do that (though might be hard without fine sand for these little guys). Really cool little fish. Pretty rare find.
 

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Schismatogobius ampluvinculus

Had a bunch of these little guys. Never heard of it being called a panda goby though :p (yeah, I've kept Panda Loaches too :)
They only get about an inch. They can change color/pattern too. They can burrow as well, pretty funny to see the little guys do that (though might be hard without fine sand for these little guys). Really cool little fish. Pretty rare find.
awesome, really appreciate that information, now i can use google :)
 

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No problem.
Great pics by the way!

Definitely would like to see more!
Macro shots can definitely let you better appreciate such interesting little creature that you can't see in great detail with the naked human eye.

You can capture their color changes. I wonder what they will look like against a brown/clay red substrate later.

I seriously need to get another DSLR already..... :(
 

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Schismatogobius ampluvinculus

Had a bunch of these little guys. Never heard of it being called a panda goby though :p (yeah, I've kept Panda Loaches too :)
They only get about an inch. They can change color/pattern too. They can burrow as well, pretty funny to see the little guys do that (though might be hard without fine sand for these little guys). Really cool little fish. Pretty rare find.
Just as you stated. burrowing.

Can i ask what you fed yours? do they visibly eat in front of you? I'm going to start with blackworms.


 

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Haha. Nice! Glad the little guys can manage to burrow in that.

All of mine were not shy at all and would eat right out in the open. They weren't picky for me and would eat anything I would feed right off the bat (never really seen them munch on Repashy gel foods though, but they probably have), from frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, to commercial dry foods like pellets and flakes and everything in between.

Would still be wise to observe yours during feeding (if trying out dry foods) just to make sure they are eating and not starving to death. Just in case yours might be more picky and only want live or frozen foods until they accept dry foods. I haven't tried blackworms myself, so I can't comment much on it, but I think it would be fine (assuming the length of the blackworms not being an issue, which I don't think it should). Mine loved bloodworms, I can imagine blackworms being a favorite as well.

These guys can just burrow for fun. Doesn't have to mean they are scared or anything, it's just what they do. Don't worry though, they can spend most of their time above ground.

Mine were bold. They can be a tiny bit skittish at first, darting (like any new fish) and instantly burrowing into the sand. But you could often get your hand right beside them before they do so (I guess they think their camouflage is really that good :p) After the first initial settling in though, they aren't shy at all. I've fed mine out of my hand and when I'm working in the tank, they no longer dart away.

Man you get that creepy feeling if you run your fingers through the sand and unexpectedly bump into fish that are burrowed (I have some bigger loaches that burrow too). As soon as you touch them, you feel them suddenly dart away and it just makes you pull your hand away real quick like you got a little electrical zap haha (that feeling when you notice a freaky bug is on you and you jump)
 
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