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Anyone Want To Take A Chance On Id'ing This Goby?

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This topic contains 10 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Bully 7 years, 10 months ago.

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  • #300832

    Bully
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    Popped into a Pets at Home today whilst my 6yr old was having an eye-test in the hospital, they had some Pseudogastromyzon cheni in stock and whilst looking at them I spotted a contaminant, and after a brief conversation with a clueless member of staff I walked away with it for £1.49

    I’m thinking that given it’s most likely from China then it’s possibly a Ctenogobius sp?

    #318713

    Bully
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    No takers?

    I think I will tentatively go with Ctenogobius for now

    #318714

    Matt
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    Are there any Chinese species inhabiting solely fw?

    #318715

    Bully
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    According to Fishbase there is: Ctenogobius chengtuensis. How reliable is Fishbase these days?

    I haven’t looked into it too deeply yet. I have a very small marine tank should it come to it but, I’m thinking that if it was caught with the P. cheni then it’s quite some way from the sea or a brackish environment? It’s not likely to have been migrating to the sea, was it?

    #318716

    Bully
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    There appears to be a few according to Fishbase, though of course there are no images for comparison

    #318723

    afroturf
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    Hate to point out the obvious but does it not look like a female Rhinogobius duospilus?

    #318729

    Plaamoo
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    There’s always the chance that it wasn’t caught with the cheni, but mixed in at the shipping point in Singapore, Thailand, wherever???

    #318730

    Bully
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    QUOTE (afroturf @ Sep 5 2010, 10:30 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hate to point out the obvious but does it not look like a female Rhinogobius duospilus?

    Well, it does now

    QUOTE (plaamoo @ Sep 5 2010, 04:11 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    There’s always the chance that it wasn’t caught with the cheni, but mixed in at the shipping point in Singapore, Thailand, wherever???

    That’s very true

    #318735

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Spotted Steven!

    #318758

    Hokum
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    Whenever i happen into a [email protected] i tend to be put off by all the dead or dying fish in the tanks… I’m looking actively for Rhino’s and i’ve not managed to find one not even a contaminant in any store I look in! I’d hazard a guess at duospilus too.

    #318760

    Bully
    Participant

    Fortunately the stock in this particular one was pretty good, don’t think I’ve even seen an instance of spot either, not that I’ve been in there that often. The member of staff I was dealing with was clearly not clued in about fish and her expression just went blank when I told her it was a goby

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