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Old 01-21-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
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Purple fire gobies hard to keep?

Guy at the LFS told me purple fire gobies are hard to keep. I was thinking about getting one but I wanted to check on that. I searched and found nothing about them being tough to keep. Such a pretty fish!


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Old 01-21-2006, 10:30 PM   #2
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Easy to keep in my experience. They are know to jump but I have never seen them do it. I have 2 purples and a red.

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My purple is a great fish. Eats great and peaceful. Known to jump as Brenden said, but mine stays near the bottom of the tank near the rock work and has never tried. I don't think mine has ever been within 12 inches of the surface. Great fish that likes swimming in place, using the current as a treadmill.
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Old 01-22-2006, 11:22 AM   #4
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Im begining to wonder if firefish and gobys jump due to lack of hiding places? It seems my firefish goes right to his hiding spot if scared, and he is hardly ever near the top of the tank.

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