Violet Goby ???

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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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