Unidentified fish

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  1. carlrix

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    Hi.New to the forum.Can anyone identify the fish on the attached photo.It was included in the clean up crew I received with my new tank.Was told it is a Goby.

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    from where did you receive your clean up crew?
     
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    Ok, after looking more closely, it could be a blenny and what Riaan is trying to ask/say is that it could be a local species. Parablennius pilicornis, from around George to Richards bay.
     
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    I got it from a pet store in Johannesburg.It is currently around 10-10 cm long and quite energetic.Thought it may be a Leopard spotted Goby. But really have no idea.
     
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    Side view of fish in question, hopefully it will help.

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    Not sure what it is, but it doesn't look like some thing that should be included in a clean up crew
     
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    looks like it can take out your clean up crew..
     
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    Thanks Zippy.Does look menacing.Will have to do roll call each morning with the clean up crew.
     
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    @Nur...you still around...when you setting up again
     
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    if you just starting out, i would return that fish as its not a clean up crew item and will land up eating your crabs and snails etc
     
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