View Full Version : My New Fish... (My New EXPENSIVE fish)

03-11-2006, 09:40 PM
This my new Blue razor goby... I shall call him Razor.

03-12-2006, 01:28 AM
Very nice why did you get him and how much was he......

03-12-2006, 07:49 AM
It's a rare fish in this area... And it was a trade for 1 in PVC tubing from my LFS... 150ft at a rate of $1 so it's a $150 fish... even though I had won on ebay 225 ft for $50 including shipping. So is it really a $150 fish or $50 Fish.... I love ebay...

The colors are extremely gorgeous... the blue shimmers as the fish swim... Just jaw dropping beautiful.

03-12-2006, 08:53 AM
Very interesting fish. I have never seen one before. How big do they get? What are you feeding it? Is it a bottom dweller like most other gobies? Sorry for all the questions.

03-12-2006, 11:58 AM
It's Scientific name is Oxymetopon cyanoctenosum. It's diet is consiting of Brine shrimp and hopefully pellets.

And here's an exerpt from the Fishbase website.

Family: Ptereleotridae () picture (Oxcya_u1.jpg) by Marsden, A.

"Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
FishBase name: Blue-barred ribbon goby
Max. size: 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. 9710)
Environment: reef-associated; marine
Climate: tropical; 24 27C
Importance: aquarium: commercial
Gazetteer Western Pacific: Indonesia (Ref. 9710) and Philippines.
Biology: Found on deep mud slopes (Ref. 9710). Lives in pairs in burrows (Ref. 9710).
Red List Status: Not in IUCN Red List (Ref. 53964)
Dangerous: harmless "

03-12-2006, 12:12 PM
This fish is native to Indonesia, Papua New Guine, and the Phillippines.

03-12-2006, 01:42 PM
Accoring to WWM they seem to do better in groups and are related to the dart fishes. Do you have any tankmates that could possibly bully it?

03-12-2006, 01:52 PM
Only other tankmates is a pair of true percula clownfish. I've already told my LFS to see if they can get another one for him.