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Old 10-29-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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Diamond watchman goby?

Ive always loved these little guys infact, they are what got me into SW! My 37g reef has been setup for 4 months and is growing alot of green algea on and in the sand. I only have a 1 inch sand bed and 50lbs of LR, would this be enough for the goby? My current stock is
1 flame angel
1 valentini puffer
2 purple fire fish
2 ocellaris clowns
1 starry blenny (black lawnmower blenny)
And a bunch of invertabrates.
I do not have a refugium tho.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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Ive always loved these little guys infact, they are what got me into SW! My 37g reef has been setup for 4 months and is growing alot of green algea on and in the sand. I only have a 1 inch sand bed and 50lbs of LR, would this be enough for the goby? My current stock is
1 flame angel
1 valentini puffer
2 purple fire fish
2 ocellaris clowns
1 starry blenny (black lawnmower blenny)
And a bunch of invertabrates.
I do not have a refugium tho.
i think you have overstocked your tank already
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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i think you have overstocked your tank already
With only 7 fish? I do 10g wc weekly
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With only 7 fish? I do 10g wc weekly
yes, you do know flame angel needs more swimming room right?
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yes, you do know flame angel needs more swimming room right?
Yes, i am moving him to my 60g cube in a couple weeks.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:50 AM   #6
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they can get big. do you have any corals on your sand bed? it will cover them with sand. so you have to basically shake the sand off the corals all the time. I considered one but eventually decided against it.
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i'm not too worried about the goby spitting sand on the corals on the sand bed. i'm more concerned with the space that you have for the fish you already have. at what point does anyone decide there's enough space for everyone to grab a piece of the territory or the fact that there's just not enough. and yes, the goby does get big
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an analogy would be: i have a goldfish in a 5gal tank and nothing else. since there's only one fish, i can argue that i can probably add another one or so if i follow it up by some water change every week. but we all know that one goldfish in a 5gal is already pushing the limit and the bioload of the fish is too much already. it's your tank so it's up to you to decide whether or not to add another fish. but i would suggest move the flame angel first and then add the goby. plus, the diamond goby is my favorite fish by far as well, so i have nothing bad to say against it
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Do you have some sort of cover for your tank ? That fish will jump at some point in his life.
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Do you have some sort of cover for your tank ? That fish will jump at some point in his life.
This really depends on tank size, the fish's happiness and relative aggressiveness of tank mates. If they aren't stressed they likely won't jump. I have open top and no problems with my goby. He does occasionally try to eject snails from near his burrow out the top however.
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