Please help Id this fish is it some kind of Goby? Help 

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Hi any idea's what this fish is? some kind of goby?

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That is nothing close to a Goby. I can't see the mouth well but that is an Otto.
 
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I have otto's and he looks nothing like :-S
 

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I have ottos too The pics are a bit fussy. But that is no Goby.
 

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I second otto, there is a number of different species of otocinclus catfish which could explain why he looks different than your others
 

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Here's link with some more Ottos.
 
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His mouth looks kinda different to an otto, otto's have the kinda suction cup looking mouth but this little guy can shut it and kind of smile lol
 
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Think what i'm trying to say is he has a flush to his body mouth not a sucker looking mouth
 

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Well on the last pic looks like he's sucking on the glass.
 
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he does suck on the glass but his mouth is different to otto's
 

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from the fourth picture it does look to me like he has some kind of round sucker mouth, even if its not extended from the body, it could still be an otto, where did you get it? do you remember what it was labeled as? Better pictures would of course help, especially a close up of his underside while he's up against the glass
 

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Check this one out.
 
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He was given to me as a Goby by a local fish enthusiast whom is moving and i cant take a picture of a fish that wont stay still lol
 
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this so much like him but my guy is stripy
 

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not sure thats anything like your fish.... It has an upturned mouth, lives in salt water tide pools, swims throughout the water and would not rest on the glass, its clear where yours is opaque, and of course that guy lives in salt water
 
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Don't worry about it I will wait till the guy moves and ask him what sort of Goby it is
 

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It's a female Stiphodon species... so yes, you were right and it is a type of goby

Here's a pic of one of my Stiphodon elegans females:
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And my male:
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They're an awesome little fish, good luck!
 

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I agree with Alex. It's a Stiphodon Elegan, sometimes called an Emerald River Goby. It's nothing like any Oto I am aware of & I know most of thier species pretty well.
 

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Yep, looks quite a bit like one. At first I thought it was an oto but it's body is too elongated.
 
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