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Old 10-14-2006, 05:24 PM   #1
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Goby's...can I get one?

I would like to add my 4th and last fish to my 30 gal. reef soon. I wanted a blenny but I hear they should be in an established tank and I plan to upgrade in about 6 months.

How about Goby's like this... http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...cfm?pCatId=221


There are a few kinds I really like. What are peoples experiences and advice with them? I see that most can live in a 30 gal. but are they like Blennys as far as needing an established tank of 6+ months?
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I have had nothing but good experience with mine. They have a wonderful personality. Here is mine. Mine is a good sifter even though they are not known for that.



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But Mel are these ok in a tank that is not matured such as a blenny needs?
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I highly recommend these little guys: http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...pcatid=164&N=0

I have had nothing but success with Rainford Gobies, and in my experience, have been one of the hardiest species available.

A Rainford was the first inhabitant of my second nanotank.
He went in the first week after I set up the tank and he's been healthy and happy for 5 months now.
He even survived a "chemical accident" that took-out most of his tankmates.
(I forgot to wash my hands before sticking them in his tank and must have contaminated the water with some testing solutions.
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I've been thru a few other goby species and some blennies with no luck, but so far all 3 of my Rainfords and my Diamond goby have all done wonderfully.
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Gobys

Thanks for the advice. I really don't like the look of the one in the link. It is nice, but I like the ones with the shape of the Diamond. It is to nad the Diamond needs a 50 becuase I like them alot.
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IME, most gobies are hardy. You should be fine.

I had a diamond goby in my 29G and he was thriving even though the tank was only 2 or 3 months old when I had him. He had to go back to the LFS though, b/c he was sifting TOO much.
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I would say you would be OK Mike as Liveaquaria says that they are easy to take care of. It also states they are shrimp gobies but mine sifts all day so I cant guantee the sifting aspect.
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I say go for the shrimp goby and pair it with a pistol shrimp. It is one of the coolest symbiotic relationships to observe.
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Hmm. I will have to think about this. That sounds awesome Lando but I feel like I am pushing the stocking limits as it is because of the Reef.
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Remeber, inverts don't count toward your boiload. I am also looking at a goby/pistol in my tank.
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