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Old 09-28-2009, 05:10 PM   #11
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The sand is an irritant to corals and will cause them to close and possibly slough mucous until the sand is dislodged. Always try to keep particles from setting on their tissue. You will not be able to keep any tangs in a 40g and if you wish to then you must upgrade to a much larger display. Many people here discourage dwarf angels in a reef tank, but to each their own. I for one prefer to incorporate them. The most widely available of Centropyge are: loricula (Flame angel), bispinosa (Coral beauty), eibli (Eible's angel), and flavissimus (Lemonpeel angel). Of the pygmy angels, Centropyge, you have: acanthops (African flameback), argi (Cherub angel), and aurantonotus (Brazilian flameback). There are many more dwarf angelfish available if you are willing to look/pay...
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:24 PM   #12
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haha, well then I guess no angels and tangs for now.
oh and if the goby dusting on my corals, what should I do?
use turkey blaster to blow the sand away?
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Make sure if you get a lawn mower blenny make sure you see it eat at the LFS. This should apply to all fish but esp. Lawn mower blennies as alot of them never adapt to prepared foods and end up starving to death.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:01 PM   #14
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Make sure if you get a lawn mower blenny make sure you see it eat at the LFS. This should apply to all fish but esp. Lawn mower blennies as alot of them never adapt to prepared foods and end up starving to death.
I should do that to my tiny clown, it died this morning ToT
it didn't eat for 4days, sigh.
thanks for the reminder melosu, I will do that to all the fish I buy from my LFS in the future.
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Look at and read some of the descriptions below. Some gobies form a relationship with pistol shrimps and live in burrows with them and hang out only at the bottom of the tank near the holes. Other gobies do not work work with the shrimp and swim around more freely away from the bottom.

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Look at and read some of the descriptions below. Some gobies form a relationship with pistol shrimps and live in burrows with them and hang out only at the bottom of the tank near the holes. Other gobies do not work work with the shrimp and swim around more freely away from the bottom.

Gobies for Sale: Goby Fish Species Including Shrimp Gobies
cool,
so if if I get a pistol shrimp/goby pair, should I still get a non shrimp goby?
will they be ok to each other?
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They will be ok with each other. Just be sure that if you get a pistol shrimp, your rock is not just sitting on the sand. It must be touching the bottom glass since the tunnel digging may kill or cause an avalanche.
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They will be ok with each other. Just be sure that if you get a pistol shrimp, your rock is not just sitting on the sand. It must be touching the bottom glass since the tunnel digging may kill or cause an avalanche.
I used some PVC to hold on some rock, but the PVC and other rocks should be touching the bottom, I will double check in my next water change.

awww some of them r not touching, I think I have to redo the rock works ><

I might give up on the pistol shrimp, too much work to redo the rocks. sigh
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You can still do the shrimp goby without a pistol.
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