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Old 11-01-2006, 02:15 AM   #1
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Is it ok to add a bi-color blenny to my one month old tank?

Will it suffer? I have already got a yellow tang, 10 chromis and an o.clown in this 132g tank. Plenty of liverocks you can see my gallery.

Future stocks to come in: a sleeper goby and a blue tang.

Will there be any compatibility issues? Also will crabs, mantis/pistol shrimps a threat to them since they are rock perchers?

Any comments will be very much appreciated.
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It looks like the jury is still out on wheather he`ll get along with your planned goby
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Yeah, I was reading that too mel. You might be able to get away with a shrimp goby with a pistol shrimp...
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Might not with a pistol shrimp it says it can attack invert.

But what about a goby? i really need goby to clean the sand for me. I don't want any crabs or snails.

If I have to choose, do I choose the blenny or the goby?
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Hmmm, I think they mean it can possibly eat small inverts. I would say a pistol shrimp can hold it's own vs. a blenny.
If I had to choose, I would go with the sand sifter.
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Ok I will not get the bicolor blenny then. Will get a sleeper goby.

What about rock perchers? Any other good suggestion that will be compatible with the goby?
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Looked at the midas blenny? Stays up high and will most likely never encouter the bottom dweller gobies.

You think you got a mantis?

BTW, I'm still not sure why no bicolor. They stay up high in the rocks also and would rarely encounter sand sifters anyway IMO.
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Yes there will be at least a few mantis in there. Will that cause any problem with the blenny?
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The mantis shrimp can cause problems with your fish and inverts. How many manits shrimp do you have, or are planning to have? I believe those are best kept in a species only tank.
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