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Old 12-11-2005, 10:39 PM   #1
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Catching Sleeper Goby

I have a sleeper goby that I want to evict (i.e. back to the LFS) because his feeding habits are making a mess of my tank (sand everywhere). Unfortunately, he is incredibly quick and loves to hide in the rockwork when I try to net him. Any advice on snagging this guy?

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Old 12-29-2005, 09:58 AM   #2
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I would take the rock that he is hiding on out along with him then place him in a baggy

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Only 30 lbs of rock? Considered removing the rock? You'll stir up quite a bit and water changes might be in the stars. I'm sure he's got plently of places in the rocks he can dart into when the net comes. Wondering if tha's the only choice since he most likely doesn't come to the top for feeding time.

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Removing the LR to find him might be the only answer. I had 5 chromis I tried to catch that I had as beginner fish and I had to take all the LR out
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I`m afraid with a goby moving the live rock might be only option. Sorry


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