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Old 02-24-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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nervous to buy another fish

ok, so since my jawfish died so unexpectedly, i'm really nervous to get another fish. my water parameters are great, but i do have quite a few crabs that i'm worried about. cause what if my jawfish was killed by them, and not just eaten post-mordem? i would really like to get something that has personality, and not a swimmer so much, as i already have a clown fish, and so i'd like to have my second (and final) fish be more of a rock hopper or something interesting like that. but i'm nervous about the crabs. so basicly my question is..... what fish can i get that will be entertaining and also not become lunch to my crabs, oh and one that will be content in a 10 gallon tank. TIA.
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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A jawfish is too big for a 10 gal. Maybe that is why it died. In a 10 gal you might be able to get away with a small goby of some kind-maybe a firefish. There are alot of small fish out there that would be suitable. Check liveaquaria.com
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:06 PM   #3
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it was a yellowheaded jawfish which liveaquaria.com lists as a nano tank fish. i did my research prior to buying.
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Old 02-25-2005, 12:32 AM   #4
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Go for a Clown Goby! Cute, tiny fish, perches on structure and watches the tank like it owns the whole thing 8)
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Old 02-25-2005, 12:42 AM   #5
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they're not boring? i've heard that they dont do much of anything.
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:43 PM   #6
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I thought that is what you wanted a fish that pirched on the rocks? Thats what they do... I have a yellow shrimp goby he is a cool fish... Check around and see if you can get a shrimp/fish combo.
I think bi-color blenny are cool fish also.... Make sure he eats before you get one. I have one that will only eat algae......
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Old 02-27-2005, 12:52 AM   #7
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I dont think my tank is big enough for a bicolor blenny. he would be my first choice, but my tank is only a 10 gal. i do have two hitch hiker pistols so maybe ill get a shrimp goby for them to befriend.
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go with a firefish from live aquaria would be my opinion in about 2-3 weeks?
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:34 AM   #9
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i really dont want another swimmer though. my clown swims all day, so i'd rather have a more rock or bottom hopping fish. but thanks for the opinion
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