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Old 06-27-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
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Belem striped goby?

At my local petsmart they have what is labeled as a belem striped goby but I haven't been able to find any information about the care of this fish. He's defintely a goby, light brown with darker brown stripes that are sort of like a ragged V-shape all along his body. He burrows himself into the gravel and hides there most of the time. Anyone know anything about this fish?

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Old 06-27-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
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Never heard of that one, but if you look at

http://filaman.uni-kiel.de/identific...=405&areacode=

you'll find pictures of lots of gobies, maybe you'll find your friend!
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The only thing I know about them is that most are brackish to salt.
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I hate common names!!! Any chance you could post the scientific name or even a picture of this fish???
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Browsing through that link poikilotherm gave me and doing a google image search on some others I think he may be Awaous melanocephalus or Awaous flavus. I'm leaning towards A. flavus though because they look more striped and the A. melanocephalus is more splotched but they both look pretty similar to the goby in question. I haven't bought him yet, maybe tomorrow, I wanted to check on what kind of water conditions he needed before buying him. I've currently got about 40 zebra danio fry in the 20 galloon he'll probably end up in, think he'll eat them? They're currently about 16 days old and about a quarter of an inch, maybe larger.
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In general....if it will fit into a goby's mouth....the goby will eat it.
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