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Old 12-16-2013, 06:09 PM   #81
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Well last night I picked up some more live rock from a local guy and after putting it in the tank I saw what I thought was a goby, after posting on the id forum I was led to believe that it is a red spotted sand perch or what live aquaria refers to as a sand hopper blenny. Reading up on them there seems to me mixed reviews, they all seem to agree they won't eat corals but some say they will eat fish and shrimp

Does anyone have any personal experience with these?
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Yes. i had one and he swallowed a juvi engineer goby that was about half his size, just as I was introducing the goby. He spit it back out and it lived, but his eyes are ever watchful, following everything that moves. he eventually jumped out, but I feared the entire time he was in the tank. Mine had visible teeth.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:06 PM   #83
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That's what I was afraid of, he might be getting returned, I guess that's what you get when you buy rock out of someone's sump lol he was probably banished there for a reason
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Sounds like a good fish for a predator tank.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:06 PM   #85
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Well he certainly knows how to be a pain in the butt lol anyone have any tricks on how to catch evasive fish without tearing it apart? So far I have tried doing it at night when the lights are off with a black net and even trying to lure him to the net with some food in it
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:09 PM   #86
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I caught a damsel during feeding time. I put the food in the tank and waited for the right moment. But I did get lucky on the first try. Now he's on the look out
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:52 PM   #88
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Looking good
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #89
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Thanks, once I get the correct size return pump I can get rid of those hideous old powerheads that I no longer had suction cups for and I will be happy with my display, I also need to get a skimmer ASAP as I'm starting to grow hair algae I'm thinking for the time being as I will be getting a skimmer when I can afford the one I want I might get a yellow tang to take care of the algae for now plus it was on my stock list of fish I wanted
Anyone have thoughts on that idea or am I just asking for issues?
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Adding to the bio load isn't going to help with the nutrient rich water which is feeding the algae. Less bio load, water changes, filtration devices (skimmer) are ways to slow it's growth.
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