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Thread: Fish ID please

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    A friend of mine is looking to pick this fish up. Anybody know what it is and what the typical asking price is for one? Any help is appreciated!

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    that looks wicked....

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    that looks wicked....
    I know! They remind me of a little "saltwater snakehead" or something. I've never seen them before.
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    On another forum, someone said they are huge Engineer Goby's. Does that sound like an accurate ID? Doesn't look impossible to me...
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    I'm not sure what it is. I've never seen one before. I'll keep trying to find it, till an answer is found.

    EDIT: Engineer Goby seems like the most likely ID at this point to me.
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    lol, I thought the same thing, i was about to say snake head until I saw it it was in FW.

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    Yes, the engineer blenny/goby (Pholidichthys leucotaenia)

    It's not actually either a blenny or a goby and grows to over 18 inches in length

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    Thanks all! I think these specimens are around 12" now.
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