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Old 04-30-2013, 04:18 PM   #11
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Then for sure you need to feed him. What do you feed the clowns?
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:34 PM   #12
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the Diamond Gobie is a fun fish to watch! I enjoyed mine and will get another once my tank is mature enough. They do stir a lot of sand up at first but eventually it settled down and wasn't so bad.
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the Diamond Gobie is a fun fish to watch! I enjoyed mine and will get another once my tank is mature enough. They do stir a lot of sand up at first but eventually it settled down and wasn't so bad.
This is what's scaring me .
Once they aren't stirring up as much are they still eating enough ?
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I loved my Diamond Goby too until it also jumped and I have a high tank.
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Mine stirred up the sand and always enjoyed eating on what ever I fed the other fish
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I've got a fairly substantial CUC in my 40 so I decided to drop a good amount of mysis in the tank today. The DG was plucking it right from the water as it dropped, not like my clown does, but he did a good job. Then he's right back to scooping and sifting, I noticed he was up inside the caves, swim through's, and overhangs pecking at the LR as well. Not concerned with his behavior, he's a sand sifter, I just didn't know they liked the LR as well. I've noticed some smaller pieces of LR on the SB he must have some strong teeth!
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:46 PM   #17
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I've got a fairly substantial CUC in my 40 so I decided to drop a good amount of mysis in the tank today. The DG was plucking it right from the water as it dropped, not like my clown does, but he did a good job. Then he's right back to scooping and sifting, I noticed he was up inside the caves, swim through's, and overhangs pecking at the LR as well. Not concerned with his behavior, he's a sand sifter, I just didn't know they liked the LR as well. I've noticed some smaller pieces of LR on the SB he must have some strong teeth!
Mine not only sifts sand but he moves any pieces of rock , shells or anything that isn't sand and piles it around the base of the rocks .
He was probably the best fish I have ever seen .
Very entertaining to watch at work
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Mine not only sifts sand but he moves any pieces of rock , shells or anything that isn't sand and piles it around the base of the rocks .
He was probably the best fish I have ever seen .
Very entertaining to watch at work
I haven't seen this behavior yet, but he's only been in tank for a few days. I'm diggin this fish!
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This is what's scaring me .
Once they aren't stirring up as much are they still eating enough ?
Don't worry. They never stop sifting. You just won't see as much debris as time goes on because it has already been sifted. I often move the sand where i want it (shallow sand bed) but with in a week my goby has moved the entire sand bed where he wants it.

Certainly is the most interesting fish I've had.
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I had it all the same side to side and a little higher at the back .
He has it banked against the rocks .
He has chosen 1 rock as his " home "
Funny thing when I turn my bright lights off in the evening he will put sand in the doorway to fill it in before he goes to bed for the night .
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