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Old 11-17-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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Diamond goby

So I picked up a diamond goby a couple days ago. First night he was a little edgie yesterday he spent all day constructing a fortress underneath a large shell. Wake up this morning he was just sitting on the sand being lazy. He hasn't done anything really all day and doesn't even get startled just sit their. Any advice on what to do?
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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Update. Fish just kicked the bucket, this happened a few months ago with a lawn mower blenny
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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Got any other stock?
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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2 tomato clowns, 3 blue/yellow damsels, 1 royal gramma, 2 domino damsels about 35 blue leg hermit crabs 3 turbo snails, 2 peppermint shrimp 1 pistol shrimp
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How did yu acclimate? What size tank and what parameters? Sorry for questions just trying to work out what may have been wrong
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Floated the bag, I have a 90 with a wet dry and refugium. About 10 lbs live rock and 50 lbs dry rock crushed coral and sand t-8 lighting. I'm fairly new tank has been running for about 4 months nitrates are below 5ppm ph is like 8.1 salinity 1.021
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:31 PM   #7
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There's your problem then with salt water you can't just float the bag especially as your salinity is quite low so the fish will be going into shock and dyeing when you put it in your tank. The other fish your have in there are all fairly hardy fish which is why they have made it but you really need to look into drip acclimating your fish or you will keep having this problem
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:05 PM   #8
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I agree with the above post. You need to acclimate better. I float the bag first then add the fish to a small bucket and add a couple ounces of water every few minutes for at least half an hour, usually an hour for me.
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Thank y'all. I've done that once and the lfs said I really only needed to do that with coral
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #10
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Thats odd advice. lol I do the reverse. I float my coral, then dip it then into the tank it goes.
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