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Old 03-28-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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swimming gobies?

I am researching for a 10 gallon fowlr. I have kids so will start with a clown, of course. I would like a second fish, but I like ones that actually swim, not sit or perch. What could move around in the 10 gallon with the clown? Also, I need easy to find cost effective fish since I am just starting out. Thanks!
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Cardinalfish. I love the colors but some people don't like them because they just float. I don't think so but that my opinion
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:55 PM   #3
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IMO a firefish goby, but only if you have a full top. They're notorious jumpers
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:51 AM   #4
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I like idreaminsaltwater's suggestion. In the same vein, I believe a dartfish would work. The same rule applies about a top, because they are known to jump too.
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Firefish gobies just kinda hang out in one spot. Look at the rainford goby too. There's the scissortail goby, but they work better in groups IMO.

Anyway you could d a 20g instead? A 10g is gonna be harder IMO, and maybe only room for one fish.
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The 10 gal is my "starter" tank because I already have it. Have agreed with significant other to not buy any new equiment until I have tried this out, espcially given the costs.

I know two fish in a 10 is pushing it, but not terrible. I will maintain it. I prefer fish that actaully swim, and gobies seem to be sitters.

I like the rainfords and will be checking LFS for them. I really, really, like the scissortail, but in researching they seem a bit big for a 10.

What about chromis with a clown? Royal grammas? Any little swimmers ideas will be appreciated.

Are dartfish and gobies the same? I googled dartfish and goby fish came up.

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We have a few green chromis in our new tank. They are always active and actually act like a litter of puppies whenever we get close to the tank. Very fun to watch!
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Tell your significant that a 10g SW tank is a very hard thing to do as opposed to a larger, more forgiving tank. Small mistakes are HUGE in a smaller tank.
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I have a Royal Gramma in my nano, with a clown, and that swims around quite nicely (and looks gorgeous). Except of course when startled and then it dives back to its hole.
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Tell your significant that a 10g SW tank is a very hard thing to do as opposed to a larger, more forgiving tank. Small mistakes are HUGE in a smaller tank.
Hey. Ive heard this lots what mistakes should i be looking to avoid in my 14 gal biocube.
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