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Old 02-09-2012, 05:31 PM   #11
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Mine does the same thing, he "kisses" the glass and everything to get food. As long as he is plump then you should be good. Have you tried flake food? Mine happens to eat anything, clams, mysis, brine etc... I also keep a clip of algae or seaweed in the tank and he eats that as well.
I have not tried flake. I will pick some up on the way home from work. Recommend a particular flake food? I put a clip of seaweed in yesterday and then went out for dinner. It was gone when I got back, but I dont know who ate it. Maybe I will try it again tonight.

As far as the stocking, I feel like I could have one more small fish. I do take very good care of my tank and do weekly water changes. Any suggestions on a fish? I am shying away from blennies and gobies. Gobies need food...etc in the sandbed right? Tank is only 6 weeks old.
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Since the lawnmower is a herbivore sprirulina flakes are fine. I would keep putting out the clip with algae, can't hurt. Something is eating it lol

Not all gobies need an established tank. Like a yellow watchman goby. Small and easy to keep.
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I'm a fan of the firefish goby. These are not sand sifting gobies although they will burrow, usually between your substrate and a rock. Really small bioload and peaceful towards other tankmates. They stay small from 2-3 inches. They will take to flakes food or meaty foods from my expirience.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:07 PM   #14
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I like the firefish but the wife doesn't. Except for the helfrichi, that is. Not ready to pay $100 for a fish. How about a 6 line wrasse?
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Any opinions on adding the six line wrasse? Was going to pick it up on the way home from work if people think it would be ok.
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I dont think that would be ok. You need to slow down IMO. My tank has been cycled for a month and i only have one fish.
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Really hard to go by a inch rule in SW. Different fish have different needs and you really cant go by that rule. Some sixline have been known to be quite nasty but I have one and he is pretty good so far.
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