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Old 02-26-2016, 11:47 PM   #1
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Just realized Petco sold me the wrong fish...

So I picked up what I thought was a Blue Spotted Watchman Goby at Petco last week. And he is great, though he rarely pokes his head up. I was surfing LiveAquaria as my tank hasn't been fully stocked yet. And I saw under the ORA section "Blue Fin Watchman Goby" and realized that Petco sold me the wrong fish!!! But with a little bit of reading I realize, there is almost no difference between the two (size and color, really). My guy doesn't have the black lines on his spiny dorsal fin that Blue Spotted's do, and he is a little more brown than the Blue Spotteds. I can't get a picture as he is hiding in the LR. Lesson learned, only buy what you know at Petco.
Blue Spotted Watchman Goby: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...218&pcatid=218
Blue Fin Watchman: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...32&pcatid=3432
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P.S. How long do I have to wait to put in Pom Pom Crabs with cycled tank w/ fish, cured LR etc.?
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:49 AM   #2
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Either way, it's a cool looking fish.


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Old 02-27-2016, 10:06 AM   #3
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Yeah, saw him poke his head out like 1 minute ago. Really cool guy!
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Old 02-27-2016, 10:16 AM   #4
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Not defending Petco,but the supplier would have rightly or wrongly identified the fish.There are so many similar species and differences in appearance as fish grow that mis-identifying the fish happens all the time.



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Old 02-27-2016, 10:43 AM   #5
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They labeled it as the generic Watchman Goby. The employee said "We usually get Yellow Watchmen, but our manager ordered something different. I believe it's a Blue Spotted Watchman though."
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I have a shortcut to Liveaquaria on my phone and it has come in handy many times.Remember regular pet store employees are very rarely knowledgeable in saltwater creatures.


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Yeah, saw him poke his head out like 1 minute ago. Really cool guy!
I love gobies and blennies. Were I to get into marine fishkeeping, I'd have to have one. Such great little personalities.
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I love gobies and blennies. Were I to get into marine fishkeeping, I'd have to have one. Such great little personalities.
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They should take it back if they sold you the wrong fish.
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I work at a petco and I can confirm we get in mismarked items at least once a month. Anything from a fuzzy 'chocolate chip star' to an emperor angel coming in as a koran angel. Anyone who is into the hobby can spot the difference and jump on the chance to get a steal of a price


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