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Old 02-22-2006, 07:23 PM   #11
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Can't speak for the other goby's mentioned, but my pink spotted watchman is fine with my cleaner shrimp. In fact he's the only fish in the tank that will let the cleaner work him over. Pretty funny to see him swim up to the shrimp and have it attach itself to his head
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:33 PM   #12
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Did you happen to try the Nassarius Snails first? I'm hoping I don't have to get a dedicated fish for this job if I can get away with an invert.

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In addition to the Goby, yes i now have about 50-60 Nass. Snails in my tank now... But i put them in almost at the same time... The goby is by far more effective than the snails. IMO... HTH
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:41 PM   #13
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Here is the one that I want for my sand cleaner:

Tiger Watchman Goby
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=224

Will this clean the sand the way the others mentioned have? It is in the same category with the other sand-sifting gobies...anyone have any experience with these? With shrimp?
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:03 PM   #14
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What size tank do you have? How old is it?
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It will be a 46-gallon, and it is 0!

Right now I am in the planning phases. I have the aquarium in my room already and all of the equipment will be ordered tomorrow. Right now I am trying to put together a list of fish I want in the aquarium so I can add them most passive to most aggressive. I think it is better to have a plan before you start so things run more smoothly.

I intend to have about a 2-inch sandbed, and will need something to sift and clean, and I love gobies, but I would also really love to have shrimp, so I would like to make sure that the goby and shrimp will get along.

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Old 02-24-2006, 03:54 PM   #16
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So I just bought ten Nassarius Snails from the LFS. They're very small but thought I'd give it a shot. As soon as I put them in the tank they dug right into the sandbed and I didn't see them until I put some food in the tank. It was actually pretty cool to see them surface for food.

I've seen them scoot around on top of the sandbed but they don't seem to be doing much cleaning. When people say they're good for keeping the sand clean is that because they stir it up or do they actually clean?????
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Nassarius snails will do the trick. Try and get the large white ones not the small black ones. I have both the the larger white ones move faster, move more sand, and look prettier. The black ones do a great job with the algae that forms right where the glass meets the sand.
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