Tile-fish

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by Warr7207, 7 Jun 2008.

  1. Warr7207

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    Anyone hand experiences with these fish ?
     
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    Nasty looking guy!
     
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    eish,ugly fish that lol
     
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    They don't do well in reef tanks, they are really slow and nearly blind - but looking like they do, being blind must be a bonus;)
     
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    Wrong fish
     
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    Same as a redhead gobie but purple instead of red
     
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    The Dragon Goby (Gobioides brousonnetti), also known as the Violet Goby,

    It's in the text, failing that post up what you consider to be the correct fish.
     
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    Same as a redhead gobie but purple instead of red
     
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    Picture, link, latin name?
     
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    dude,is this this what you talking about
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    if so awsome fish to keep.very hardy!
     
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    No i'm sure thats not it. I just sold 2 of those guys off! ;)
     
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    mmmh did a search and this came up.Warr,find a damn pic to help out man lol
     
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    I was checking it out for Crispin. he has bought the fish,yestersday, maybe he can post a pic.

    I searched all over and can't find a pic.

    I just hope it is not a juvenile shark or something ;)
     
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    War could u perhaps be talking about a tilefish instead of a gobie
    Why i am asking is because I kept one before and everyone that saw it thought it was a gobie.
    Please check out purple tilefish or hopolatilus purpureus.
     
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    VERY difficult to say Warr - without a pic. So, we will have to wait for Crispin to show us some more pics, hey! ;-)
     
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    ok ok i'll get a pic :) look darn bloody fine in my tank. I got two color variations....I am going on LFS advice and that I take with an SG of 1.050....thats a BIG bag of salt.

    but basically large goby shaped fellas with incredible colors and TWO eyes each:)

    i'll get a pic though....i was trying to hard to get one of that slug of mine that has resurfaced....didnt succeed:(
     
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    ok while i wait for photobucket to upload the 30 odd shots i took in the past few days........

    these fish (yes i got two) are large ish goby around the size of my hand in length and forefinger thick. Two colour variations but i only got a shot of one. they appear nocturnal so i only see them under the blue ATI and thus had to stand far back from the tank and shoot with flash on, so applogies for crap photo quality.

    They are very shy and retiring, burried deep under live rock i placed there for them, social to each other, although as i say two of similar species just different color variations.

    I have NOT seen them feed, but they are very interested when frozen brine is added to water.

    ok let me go find a pic


    ANY info would be greatly appreciated:)
     
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    F(**(&^T%^*(O& photobucket!
     
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