Rhinogobius Id Please Help

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Bryson Zheng, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Bryson ZhengNew MemberMember

    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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  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Unusual fish & btw your tank looks lovely :)
    Hope our members can help with an ID today
     
  3. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    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.
     
  4. CandyCane701Well Known MemberMember

    It took me forever to even see him in the first pic. He really blends in! And yup, that's a goby.
     
  5. Bryson ZhengNew MemberMember

    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!

    Thanks! It’s still a WIP, this bugger is constantly digging and moving my substrate around!
     
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