Violet Goby ???

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  1. DragonReef

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    Guy's I'm looking for some info on a Violet Goby, if that's even it's name.

    All the google searches I've done come up with a Dragon Goby. It's not the fish I'm looking for.

    Description is:
    Typical Goby looking, swims like a Midas Blenny and is violet in colour.

    Any of you guy's know what it's proper name is ?
     
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  3. Mekaeel

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    is it the one that looks similar to the fire goby?just that its violet?
     
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    hmmm, ok...

    Boet, your answer lies below...:wave2:

    Ecsenius lividanalis, same Genus as midas...but alot shyer, so won't REALLY be seen swimming like it..also smaller

    Dependent on your level of colour-blindedness, or "maleness" in decribing ...LOL

    you could well be looking for the Ecsenius midas "blue" imported into South Africa by me..

    best call, confirm WHERE you saw it...I'm sure I can track it down
     
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    I think there is one at hillcrest pet shop.
     
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    Mmm thanks Obi-Wan. Googled those 2 but can't find a colour match. I know Midas Blennies are known to mimic other fish too, but what is violet ?
    This guy is shy.
    I know where it originated from - Fresh from the Griddle.
    lol, colour-blindness that's no joke, but I got the authority to to confirm for me.. Defineatly like that stuff our moms used to put on our knee's when we fell of our shopping trolly go carts - that violet stuff..
     
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    DR might this be the fish you talking about?

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    Nope that's not him.. will try and get a pic tonight.
     
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    Ok here he is. Just come out from the rocks so looking a bit pale.

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    that is a tile fish
    you can even get ones that change their full colour while swimming i have them
     
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    These guys grow quite big not the fire goby...
     
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    Just encase anybody in JHB wants one i think i had one at Sand ton Aquatics in Fourways
     
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    agree with djmurray.its a purple tile fish.
     
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    by the way the are real jumpers mines landed on the floor and died.so did clintons i think.its not that often that we see these in our LFS said cassim from julies
     
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    Ya they jump like mad so watch even sticking your hand in the tank....
     
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    very pretty though you get ones that actually change colour as they swim pink blue green you name it they change it
     
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    Ok cool guy's, googled it and it's confirmed.

    This guy doesn't seem to skittish, he almost swam up to my hand just now when I was moving a coral.
    Will see how it goes.
     
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    by the way i noticed in the short space of time i kept my one,they tend to be in hiding,most of the time
     
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    he would have had a soft landing if you hadn't lifted your carpets and put wooden planks on your floor, now the poor little guy is doomed to a hard, cold death.
     
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    they are very easy to keep. At one time i had 14 but the ones skin colour
     
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    :lol: O dean always talking shit lol
     
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