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Old 06-06-2006, 05:35 PM   #11
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get maybe 2 cleaner shrimp...would that be ok?
This is a cleaner:
This is a fire shrimp, but this pic doesn't do them any justice:
I had them in the tank at the same time, they usually hung out on opposite ends. I never had a problem between the two. Mine was really bright red, very beautiful.

yellow clown goby or the green banded ones
It looks like they would be ok in your tank. I don't know anything about your coral list, but these two will nip at SPS corals.

Pistol shrimp should be ok with the other shrimp as long as he is smaller than them.

The Sleeper Banded Goby is a jumper, so you will need something over the top of the aquarium. I think you might have to close that lid and get more gas exchange for a good pH.

LOL you are just like me. I couldn't figure out what I wanted!! There are just so many fish. I have two urchins that are cool too. I want to get a black long spined one. I have heard if they detect a predator, they will point their spines in it's direction...they are also venomous.

I'll tell you, I just bought this little guy and my damsels don't mess with him one bit:
It's funny to watch him hover over the LR and dart and snatch something off of it (I don't know what it is he sees, but its cool to watch him hover...looks kind of like a bird, moving its head around).

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Old 06-06-2006, 05:48 PM   #12
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Well, I like your list but there is still always the possibility of the gobies not getting together, for example take a look at this compatability chart from liveaquaria:


If you look goby on goby it says caution, so I'm not telling you to not try it but there is always a chance of them fighting, maybe someone that has kept multiple gobies before can tell you how it went for them. Hopefully it will work out and I think it would become a wonderful combintaion.

And yes the blue dot goby would mainly stay on the sand and filter through that. Clown gobies are characters from what Iv heard and they perch themselves on coral and other rocks. With your lighting you shouldn't even go into SPS but if you happen to make the mistake, it will not get along with your clown gobies. Lastly, I would stick to 2 and a max of 3 clown gobies because they each need to have there space in the tank. Also your bio-load needs to stay in check. Hopefully your fish selections will turn out nicely in your tank.


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Old 06-06-2006, 06:10 PM   #13
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roka--I think i'll do the 2 cleaners, just once someone by me is getting rid of theirs cuz they're too expensive here. And i think i'll eventually get a pistol shrimp, but not before i add a watchman goby (which i'm not doing till i get my canopy since i have no top on there)

and ya i'm having a REALLY hard time deciding what i want...I'm just glad i didnt go w/the 125 gallon tank that i could have gotten for the same price...that would have been a nightmare deciding on fish lol. And i do kinda like the sounds of that blenny...i'll look into that in a sec...

EEL--I think i'll try a couple of yellow clown gobies (and dont worry about the sps...not getting any) and then go from there. I want to go for a lot of movement on the ground/rocks.

and will the sleeper blue dot jump?

AAAAHHH!!! theres so many freakin gobies to choose from lol

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I don't know if the blue dot will jump but it is always better safe than sorry and trust me I have had a fish jump out before and it is no fun. HTH
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ya, so i'll prolly wait a while on the jumpers...do any of the clown gobies jump?
I'll probably just have my 2 ocelaris clowns for a while, and then get the gobies and/or blennies.

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