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Old 08-29-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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ID this tiny predator please

I got this today for my ill brother and I forgot what it was called lol I believe he said it was a marble goby
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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Yes I believe its this
Butis Butis or Crazy Fish

Butis butis – Crazy Fish — Seriously Fish
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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That Is it
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:55 PM   #4
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Marble sleeper - Oxyeleotris marmoratus. They grow well over 2 feet long. Butis butis is a much smaller species (around 6 inches at most), with somewhat different markings - particularly the presence of red to orange spots on the body and fins. (It actually gets its name from these spots - butis is a decorative, circular design woven, embroidered or printed on cloth, and is particularly common in sari fabric.)

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Old 08-29-2013, 07:00 PM   #5
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Marble sleeper - Oxyeleotris marmoratus. They grow well over 2 feet long. Butis butis is a much smaller species (around 6 inches at most), with somewhat different markings - particularly the presence of red to orange spots on the body and fins. (It actually gets its name from these spots - butis is a decorative, circular design woven, embroidered or printed on cloth, and is particularly common in sari fabric.)

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wow Huge difference If it is that one ^^^^^ and I think Tony is right. Thats a huge fish. Hope the tank is huge too.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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This site has a photo of a small individual as well as one a little larger: marble goby / ketutu

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Old 08-29-2013, 10:29 PM   #7
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Wait I'm confused as of right now the thing is well less than an inch prolly like half an inch it's barely big enough to eat a baby feeder lol but it is that one in the pic someone posted so does it get 6inches or 2 feet
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It's the 2-foot (plus) monster I'm afraid!

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Wait I'm confused as of right now the thing is well less than an inch prolly like half an inch it's barely big enough to eat a baby feeder lol but it is that one in the pic someone posted so does it get 6inches or 2 feet
well I posted the one that gets like 6" but you said marble goby witch is the one that tony posted that gets 2' so im really not sure either now.
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Wait I'm confused as of right now the thing is well less than an inch prolly like half an inch it's barely big enough to eat a baby feeder lol but it is that one in the pic someone posted so does it get 6inches or 2 feet
Id trust Tony. It's Tony's job to ID fish....

Anyway, I haven't seen tony posting anything in forever! Welcome back tony (if you left haha)
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:36 PM   #11
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I should point out that I've spent the last 15 years or so doing research on the classification of sleeper gobies (gudgeons), so I'm pretty confident of the identification.

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Oh, and thanks Sillyfishes. I've been commenting on some marine fish identifications, but haven't had much to do on the freshwater front in a while.

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What I can see the markings you said are not on the fish and it looks identical to the fish in the first link
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The link I provided was to Oxyeleotris marmorata (marble goby or sleeper). The coloration I referred to in my message was to the red/orange spots on Butis butis. Sorry if this caused confusion.

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What I can see the markings you said are not on the fish and it looks identical to the fish in the first link
From what I can't tell, it's a marble goby... Not a butis butis...
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So it gets 2ft then
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Yes, you have a juvenile marble goby (Oxyeleotris marmorata), which will grow to 2 feet or so.

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Danget lol I have it in a 10 for right now if I put it in my other tank my catfish will eat it
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