Yellow Clown Goby hybrid?

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    Angelajean I know that I don't know

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    Hello,
    We were at LFS for filters today and saw what said was yellow clown goby. I could not get picture of it.
    Here is description:
    Looks like yellow clown goby,

    but with orange dots along the dorsal fin in a line.
    orange and white stripes through his black eye
    orange on his fins like an outline.

    He looks so cool, but I left him there for now.

    Could he be a hybrid? Do they do that, breed hybrids?

    Thanks,
    Angie
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    Were the markings similar to a green clown goby? Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Clown Goby, Green According to LA, the green clown goby can come in yellow coloring: "here are many different color variations, and this species is a yellow to greenish-tan color with orange vertical stripes on its head."
     
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    Angelajean I know that I don't know

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    no he is more similar to the citrinis but no blue and no lines. Orange dots along back just below his dorsal fin. The stripes like the citrinis but orange and white with black eye. Stripes only up and down like they are straight thru the eye.
    He must be unique in the least.
     
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    I suspect its just another species of goby they are calling a yellow clown goby, hybrids are extremely rare in the trade and usually fetch huge prices
     
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    Angelajean I know that I don't know

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    If I get him, I will post a picture. Trying to decide if he will fit in my reef.
    Thanks
     
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