View Full Version : Can anyone id this fish???

Waco Pilot
02/16/2011, 08:39 PM
Here is a fish that we added about 2 weeks ago after watching it at our LFS for nearly 2 months. It was listed as a Rhino Goby but at this point I have searched and searched and cannot find a thing about it. This fish is quite bizzarre but has been a cool addition to the reef. It is about 3" long and can change colors at will to match it's surroundings. He blends right in with the rockwork in the tank. He literally walks and does not swim. He has four pectoral fins that are long and slender like legs that move indepent of each other that it uses for forward mobility. He doesn't really swim like a fish as when he moves, the entire body moves almost snake-like and it sways in the current to and fro. The mouth is quite large and the eyes move independant of each other. It loves Mysis shrimp and we basically hand feed it as it is much slower than the other Goby's in the tank. Generally can be found somewhere in the rockwork. Tonight he was right in the middle of a large group of Zoas with just his head sticking out...made an interesting photo.


02/16/2011, 08:44 PM
Rhino goby was very close.

Search for Rhino Blenny - Paraclinus marmoratus. :)

02/16/2011, 08:46 PM
looks like a rock turner wrasse

Waco Pilot
02/16/2011, 09:14 PM
Yep.....its a Rhino Blenny. Thanks so much!