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Old 03-01-2011, 12:29 PM   #11
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That Goby is beautiful. Now thats something i wouldnt mind in in my tank.
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Check into the blenny family. IMO, they've got the most personality of reef fish. The bi-color is small and perches on the rocks. Fun to watch. The Midas is a bit larger and will back into a hole and have his head stick out awaiting food and just being plain ole nosey. The sailfins are also larger and perch and swim from time to time. Big alga eaters. The fang varieties will swim out front a lot and don't perch. Some small. Some medium. They swim all the time unless they're sleeping. Neat the way the hover over stuff and eyeball it. The canary is my favorite of them.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:53 PM   #13
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As beautiful as they are, stay clear of the Gold Banded Maroon Clowns. I have one that is one of the most aggressive fish that I have ever had. Attacks anything that comes near it and it's BTA. It also moves things around like X stated.
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Warning heeded. hehe.... I'm gonna take a trip out and see what kinda clowns are available locally. I'm partial to the black ones but maybe theres another i can find.

Warning, might just post via phone if I find a different one and need help!
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those designer clowns are usually fairly pricey compared to the normal ocellaris and true percula.

i love my blenny as well, very interesting to watch! and possibly a firefish goby is a nice smaller goby, just make sure you have a top, they are definitely jumpers
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those designer clowns are usually fairly pricey compared to the normal ocellaris and true percula.

i love my blenny as well, very interesting to watch! and possibly a firefish goby is a nice smaller goby, just make sure you have a top, they are definitely jumpers
How about a mandarin goby't. At lfs now and they got a beauty
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Not in a small tank. They need LOTS of rock work to feed. Very seldom will they eat prepared food. He'll starve and die slowly in such a small and new tank.

P.S. - a mandarin isn't a goby.
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I have "Fudge Glazed" clowns and a Firefish Goby. My clowns are very peaceful but I have heard some clowns can be aggressive. They are from the Damsel family if I remember right.
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How about a mandarin goby't. At lfs now and they got a beauty
You need a mature tank of at least a year. Need lots of pods for them. A big tank with lots of LR is needed to house the pods. If you were to get one make sure you see it eat prepared food at the LFS.
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Here is my black and white in a fake anemone.
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