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Old 05-24-2011, 12:25 AM   #21
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Diamond goby, green or orange is one of my all time favorite reef fish. I am however suspicious that he had something to do with the disappearance of a banded coral shrimp that is mia.
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My LFS has a diamond goby and I don't have any sand sifting fish so I was thinking of getting it. But I was also thinking about a yellow watchman. Which do you think is better for a beginner
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They are both very easy fish to care for, depends on what you like.

The watchman goby sifts some sand but only around his hole and he doesn't leave his hole very much, always peering out though.

The diamond goby will sift all the sand and keep it very clean, the water might be murky for the first few weeks though until your goby settles down.

In my opinion the diamond goby is way cooler than the watchman goby, way more personality and is always out and about.
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So how many do you think I can have?
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:35 AM   #25
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One. In my experience they don't get along real well. I also like the diamond goby, they work harder.
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How much room do the diamond gobies need?
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As long as they have some sand to sift and are eating good, I think you could keep one in a pretty small tank, at least a 40 or 50 gallon.
Mine like the shrimp pellets that sink to the bottom. So he is pretty fat most of the time. But it doesn't matter, he constantly sifts the sand.
They can get fairly big, but are very peaceful, but sure able to take care of themselves as well.
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Ok well I'll think about it. They certainly look awesome. Whats the brand of the pellets?
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I'll check and post back. Been buying them at the LFS, come in a short plastic bottle. The only dry food I feed and darn if the fish don't love them. Nice because they go pretty much straight to the bottom where the Goby is waiting.
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It's called Neutrafin Max pellitized fish food.
Full of nutrients. I mix it with frozen brine, some shrimp, sometimes some frozen feast and sheets of dried algae for the Tangs. Everyone gets fed.
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