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Old 01-13-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
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Diamond Watchman Goby in 20g ?

Hi, I have new cycled 20g with 2 clowns. I run a 50-90g protein skimmer on it...

I know it's recommanded that Diamond Watchman Goby is in 30g+, but is there a possibility that he thrive in 20g ?

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Old 01-13-2014, 06:49 PM   #2
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Yeah!! Go for it I have a watchman goby in my 12gal tank for years. They pair up with pistol shrimps too. I am upgrading to a 80 gal haha
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:02 PM   #3
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Yeah!! Go for it I have a watchman goby in my 12gal tank for years. They pair up with pistol shrimps too. I am upgrading to a 80 gal haha
It's my first FW tank, and I REALLY enjoy it !!!! High lights, big skimmer, RODI water, no problems

I know the guy at the petshop, so I don't have to QT anything (just dipping). I've got few aiptasia, so I put a peppermint shrimp.

The guy sold me "cycled LR"... I didn't trusted him, but after 1 week I was cycled (according to my tests). So I just added 2 clowns to start. Everything fine for 1 month, no ammonia detectable.

I added a frogspawn, birdsnest and a zoa frag. I got aiptasia and hydroids from another LFS. I throwed the frag that contained hydroids, don't want to have shits in my tank.

Now it's running about 1,5 month, I have 6 hermit crab (blue and red leg mix), 2 clowns, 3 corals, and i'm planning a Watchman Goby


The reason I asked, is because some fishs require more gallon for SPACE. Some for grounds SURFACE, some for WATER QUALITY... Was curious to know why this fish is rated 30g by most websites. If you say you have it for years, then I think that'll be a good choice

My water is jsut perfect
Ca: 480
Mg: 1400
KH 8-10 dKHį

NH3+NH4 0
NO2 0
NO3 0
PO4 0



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Yeah!! Go for it I have a watchman goby in my 12gal tank for years. They pair up with pistol shrimps too. I am upgrading to a 80 gal haha
I mean this species




That's exactly what you have ?
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Diamond gobies are awesome, just make sure there's enough substrate in the tank for it to sift and in that small tank it would definitely run out of food in the sand overtime.... try to get it to eat brine or Mysis shrimp or something and it'll be fine
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Diamond gobies are awesome, just make sure there's enough substrate in the tank for it to sift and in that small tank it would definitely run out of food in the sand overtime.... try to get it to eat brine or Mysis shrimp or something and it'll be fine
Hmmm my clowns eat everything hey find... I have 20 pounds LR in 20g + 20 pounds LS.
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try to target feed the goby until its used to that sort of food.... when it gets a hand of 'what is food' they are normally the ones that don't give other fish a chance to eat lol
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It'll be fine, like previously mentioned, try to get one that'll eat prepared or frozen foods, majority do though. Also, note that they so get 6" in length.
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It'll be fine, like previously mentioned, try to get one that'll eat prepared or frozen foods, majority do though. Also, note that they so get 6" in length.
In the worstcase, if it become too big, i'll sell it. Now at the LFS he's 1.5".

Can't wait to buy it I think I'll go at the LFS after work.
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I bought it, didn't saw it for two days, and I found it on the floor Seems that my eggcrate top doesn't do 100% the job... I'll glue a moskitoe net under it and put a plexiglass under my light.
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