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Old 05-14-2013, 09:00 PM   #11
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I would love a designer clownfish. Tangs are always nice, I just got a powder brown and he is gorgeous. Wrasses are also nice additions, especially love the flashers. My unicorn however would be seahorses, I have a 29g sitting in the garage that I want to convert. I always thought an octopus would be neat too but they would probably cause me more hair loss than my kids.
Powder brown tangs are sweet and they are gorgeous. I do want a wrasse of some sort eventually but im trying to stock my pod population in the fuge so I wont have one for another 4-6 months.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:03 PM   #12
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I have a pair of snowflake clowns, a diamond sand-sifting goby, and a yellow-eye tang.
Im curious is to know how well your goby eats? What all do you feed him? Does he make a mess?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:12 PM   #13
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The goby eats Very well. He always is sifting through the sandbed almost every time I look at the tank. He loves frozen brine/mysis shrimp as well. He goes crazy for it. I feel bad when I feed pellets because he tried to eat it but it slips out his gills where the sand comes out lol. But the goby gets most of it's food from the sand bed. I like it because any food that is not eaten usually lays on the sand bed and breaks down the goby scoops it up if my shrimp don't get to it. At first, yes he made a mess because there was a lot of dust and just dirty sand because I had it up for a couple months and it was never turned over. After about 2 or 3 days there is no more mess. The most important thing is to make sure your rocks are steady. The goby will dig and take mouthfuls of sand close the the rocks and around the glass perimeter. If you put your rock in first, then the sand you'll be ok. I put the sand in first, then layed the rock and dug it in a little bit but this was before I realized and knew more about the hobby. The goby will dig a cave or two under your rock to sleep and rest in. This caused some of my rocks to topple down. Nothing was damaged - I just don't like the way it looks now since I had to do some rearranging. Sorry for the long drawn out response - I'm bored at work lol.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:18 PM   #14
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The goby eats Very well. He always is sifting through the sandbed almost every time I look at the tank. He loves frozen brine/mysis shrimp as well. He goes crazy for it. I feel bad when I feed pellets because he tried to eat it but it slips out his gills where the sand comes out lol. But the goby gets most of it's food from the sand bed. I like it because any food that is not eaten usually lays on the sand bed and breaks down the goby scoops it up if my shrimp don't get to it. At first, yes he made a mess because there was a lot of dust and just dirty sand because I had it up for a couple months and it was never turned over. After about 2 or 3 days there is no more mess. The most important thing is to make sure your rocks are steady. The goby will dig and take mouthfuls of sand close the the rocks and around the glass perimeter. If you put your rock in first, then the sand you'll be ok. I put the sand in first, then layed the rock and dug it in a little bit but this was before I realized and knew more about the hobby. The goby will dig a cave or two under your rock to sleep and rest in. This caused some of my rocks to topple down. Nothing was damaged - I just don't like the way it looks now since I had to do some rearranging. Sorry for the long drawn out response - I'm bored at work lol.
Haha no its cool dude. But thanks for the tips on the rock work. My buddy just had one die because it didnt want to eat anything. Thats why I was wondering how it ate.
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Yeah it eats all the time - I actually almost lost it once because it jumped out of my tank. I had an open top and it jumped out one night and my girlfriend was sleeping on the floor (long story) it bounce off her stomack and started flopping around. Luckily we caught it in time and put him back - so make sure you have a lid, or in my case the egg crate look.
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I'm surprised this fish hasn't been mentioned yet


MANDARIN DRAGONETTE

I have a spotted mandarin and love these fish. Was my must have fish and now I have a fuge and massive pod population it's a treat to have this fish. Sad to think of how many die due to their beauty and people buying them without a clue of what they need.
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Yeah it eats all the time - I actually almost lost it once because it jumped out of my tank. I had an open top and it jumped out one night and my girlfriend was sleeping on the floor (long story) it bounce off her stomack and started flopping around. Luckily we caught it in time and put him back - so make sure you have a lid, or in my case the egg crate look.
That's lucky, I had a diamond goby that didnt survive my tank crash and wanted to replace him. When I did my father in law got one also after he saw how well my first one cleaned the sand. Long story short I had a cover, he didnt, I have a diamond goby and he doesn't.
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MANDARIN DRAGONETTE

I have a spotted mandarin and love these fish. Was my must have fish and now I have a fuge and massive pod population it's a treat to have this fish. Sad to think of how many die due to their beauty and people buying them without a clue of what they need.
I agree 100%. I eventually want one of them also but down the road. Thats exactly why I want my pods to repopulate. I wont put anything in that eats them. Plus theyre in my fuge as of now. But they are beautiful fish. There are just some people out there that shouldnt be allowed to buy them lol.
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That's lucky, I had a diamond goby that didnt survive my tank crash and wanted to replace him. When I did my father in law got one also after he saw how well my first one cleaned the sand. Long story short I had a cover, he didnt, I have a diamond goby and he doesn't.
Haha well thats a bummer. They are sweet looking and interesting to watch. I guess if you have their eating habits down and a lid youll be good to go!
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If you want to encourage pods feed phyto, that's way they eat plus your coral will like it.
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