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Old 09-08-2004, 12:59 PM   #1
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Orange spotted goby

I bought an orange spotted goby last week. Unfortunately, I found him dead lying on the floor yesterday. He had jumped out of the tank one evening when I left the lid open.

But during his short time in my tank I found him sifting through my sand constantly and made a mess of my sandbed. Originally I got him to do exactly that so the top of my sandbed will be disturbed and rid of algae. Since then I have found that sand sifting gobies could deplete my pod population.

I also have a dozen Nassarius snails, but they don't seems to come up to the surface of the sandbed so the top of the sandbed is left undisturbed.

The question is should I get another sand sifting goby? Is there any sand sifting goby that does not make a mess of the sandbed and does not deplete pod population? My tank is a 45 gallon with 3" sandbed.
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A healthy working sand bed consist of sand dwelling infuana(critters,the clean-up crew" and the "reef-janitorial") that will eat dietrus, food, etc. The waste the infuana produce will fuel the bacteria to have a working sand bed. Infuana will also stir the sand bed.

By addind sand sifting creatures, they will eat the infuana which is a vital part of a working sand bed which will than have to be recharged with new infuana.

If you want to know more about the sand bed I can post a link for you. This information was from taken for an article that Dr.Ron Shimek wrote
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