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Old 05-27-2009, 04:27 AM   #1
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Question on QT of Diamond Goby

I am planning on purchasing a diamond goby in the near future as many of you know and am concerned about putting him in at QT tank with no substrate. I know they sift mouthfuls of sand through thier gills to eat, and am worried that my QT tank with just the PVC will not cut it. Anyone with any advice?
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:10 AM   #2
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Put some sand in a little tray to keep it semi-confined? A goby sand pit
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Good idea, but in a container might not help too much. You can suppliment feed him or add some sand from your main tank. This could be an exception to the no sand in a QT, if you are not doing hypo or medical treatment.
Personally, I would just feed brine/mysis soaked in zoe, selcon and garlic while in QT and skip the sand....
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:36 PM   #4
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like stated above just feed vitamen enriched fodd he should b fine with no sand in there, i am shure tour lfs did the same thing
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:47 PM   #5
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Ok good idea, I have the selcon and GarlicGuard on hand now. From what I understand the goby would probably throw the sand out of the sand box.
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I agree and he would probably eat about everything out of the sand in a day.
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I have owned one and dealt with tons of them in the store. Not picky eaters at all. Should be fine with out the sand. As with all fish i would just make sure he is eating in the store. Ours was pretty much a garbage disposal. It ate anything we put in the tank.
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Thanks for the advice! I will be going to That Fish Place to get him, they have always been upfront with me about their specimens and very helpful.
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My diamond goby swims up and takes food from my 3 green chromis!! He's a monster!!
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