View Full Version : Looking for a blue small kind of fish 1-2inch
06/22/2007, 09:29 PM
Well read around since my dad wants a rusty dwarf angel I think there would be problems if I tried to add a cherub angel. So any good blue fishes. and I will pass on any blue tangs,damsels.
06/22/2007, 09:36 PM
Tilefish are an interesting blue fish. TinMan
06/22/2007, 09:39 PM
Tilefish? what do they look like and thats the first time I've heard of them. I've heard of filefish, but its rare to see them around.
06/22/2007, 10:03 PM
I think that this one is a goby, but is similar to the Purple tilefish(which looks more blue than purple) Look for a picture of the tilefish on saltwaterfish.com. TinMan
06/22/2007, 10:14 PM
The fish in the photo there is a type of goby/gudgeon. Tilefish have a similiar body shape, but get considerably larger and are much more difficult to keep. Pretty fish though (here is a pic I got online of one)
For smaller fish, you might like Blue Cleaner Gobies, Hanae Dartfish, Scissortail Gobies, or one of those ORA Indigo Dottyback hybrids (Ive got one- theyre gorgeous, and not horribly aggressive for a Pseudo)
06/22/2007, 10:19 PM
That pic is a blue gudgeon, Ptereleotris heteroptera. They do get about 5 inches but can be kept in groups and are great little reef fish. They are much hardier than tilefish but like tilefish are pretty shy. I keep a pair of a related species, Ptereleotris hanae, and I rarely see them except at feeding time.
If I were in the market for a small blue fish I would go with one of the yellowtail blue damsels, either Chrysiptera parasema or Chrysiptera hemicyanea, both are small and generally peaceful little reef fishes.
06/22/2007, 10:29 PM
what are the other riskier blue fishes that might nip at corals. I dont have much corals so I can try hit or miss.
06/22/2007, 10:31 PM
blue chromis, several wrases, neon goby, pseudo flavivertex, assessor macneilli, and every once and a while a blue clown goby.
06/22/2007, 10:32 PM
Saltwaterfish.com hmm wow cheap place to get some good fish. Has anyone ordered from them and hows the quality?
06/23/2007, 02:03 AM
blue cleaner goby. pretty and beneficial!!
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