I gotta vent a bit...
I posted about my cracked tank. That is resolved, fish back in, ect.
During all of this.. my LFS
kept my fish for me for about a week to make sure everything transitioned smoothly. One of my diamond gobies jumped out and died at the LFS
. The owner said that one was being harrarssed by the other, and when he inspected the jumper, saw some ragged fins.. I guess because of the stress of moving or whatever.... but those 2 guys were a bonded pair.. following each other, mimicing each other.. digging out their nest each night and sleeping in the same hidey hole.
So.. I decided to leave the remaining goby there, and the owner gave me store credit for 2 gobies.. for the one that jumped and the one I left... so I could try to get another bonded pair. I spent the better part of 30 minutes watching gobies..and thought that the 2 I ended up with were a pair... but no...
One chased the other all yesterday... and now only one is in the tank. I poked around the sand, near rocks... used a turkey baster to disrupt their little nests... and only one ever pokes his head back out.
I'm pretty bummed.. I LOVED the relationship of the gobies. I may just have to take this guy back and try again. This LFS
owner is a really good guy.. and I can probably talk him into seperating any pairs he sees in his shipments and giving me a call.
Anyway.. thanks for letting me vent. My husband just doesn't understand... only fish folk would!