ID of this Goby please?

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  1. Jayceew

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    I bought this fish as a Goby about a year ago but the LFS was also not sure what type of Goby it was at the time. When I bought it he was about 8cm long and solid black and he has lived in the substrate digging holes under the liverock since the day I got him.

    He has now grown to about 18cm to 20cm if I had to guess, and really is a stunner although very shy. He now has a black body but with white vertical stripes from head to tail, please see picture.

    Can anyone identify him?


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    Hectic! That looks like a freaking snake dude!!
    Tagging to see the ID of this one!
     
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    engineer goby?
     
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    Haha, he does look rather like a snake!

    Here's another pic...

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    Hi, you might be right, I Googled Engineer Goby and it looks exactly like my fish, although it seems like they also call them Convict Blenny's.
     
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    Yip they have different common names but the same fish. Thats why the scientific names are so important.
    Pholidichthys leucotaenia
     
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    Engineer Goby...
     
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