Help Rhinogobius Id Please

Bryson Zheng

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Shop I bought from didn’t have any label in these, they probably came in as stowaways with some hillstream/butterfly/lizard loaches.
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Unusual fish & btw your tank looks lovely
Hope our members can help with an ID today
 

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That is a White Cheek Goby. Used to be called Rhinogobius wui, that name was synonymized with R. duospilus. I used to see them often as bycatch with various Hillstream Loaches. Males can be quite colorful, females not so much. I'd guess that your fish is a female.
 

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It took me forever to even see him in the first pic. He really blends in! And yup, that's a goby.
 
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chromedome52 said:
That is a White Cheek Goby. Used to be called Rhinogobius wui, that name was synonymized with R. duospilus. I used to see them often as bycatch with various Hillstream Loaches. Males can be quite colorful, females not so much. I'd guess that your fish is a female.
Thanks! I was hoping for a male ahah. The fish does seem to post up on its reflection, do females do that? It hasn’t been in the tank for very long, I’ll post more pics when it colors up!

Coradee said:
Unusual fish & btw your tank looks lovely
Hope our members can help with an ID today
Thanks! It’s still a WIP, this bugger is constantly digging and moving my substrate around!
 

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