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Old 02-12-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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Sleeper Gold Head Goby

I Bought a Sleeper Gold Head Goby about 2 weeks ago and it hardly ever comes out of hiding , Is this how this species is ? or is mine just 2 shy?
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those arent pics of a goby
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Sleeper Goby is my favorite fish Mine is very skitish. When I first got him he never came out from under my rocks, now he comes out more often. Just wait He'll be out!
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Goby

Do they eat food from the sand they sift or do they need 2 be fed ? mine hides when he see's any one approach the tank
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I've seen mine eat brine shrimp once. I eats from the sand. Mine was the same way, the second he spotted anyone approaching he'd dart to his cave. Now he is a little more lax, but if i open up the lid to feed he usually hides. He keeps my sand very clean though!!
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There is a little piece on my sand bed that looks as if it has rust , will my sleeper head reduce that?
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Im pretty sure i know what your talking about....and yes.... When i first introduced my goby the sand bed was covered with brown algae, now there's hardly any.
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My gold-headed sleeper is actually the first one out and the last one in at night usually. At first mine would only sift from the sandbed, and yes this really helped with turning over the sand and keeping it "pristine".

At first mine would not eat the shrimp I feed the other inhabitants, but after his buddy the red-lipped blenny began eating it so did he. Now he will even go after the Marine Snow I add for the filter feeders.

My friend also has one that hides most of the time and has been in his tank longer then mine has been in mine, so I guess it is a 50/50 chance whether or not they will be sociable. His also has trouble eating the shrimp he feeds because the powerhead moves it around to much, thus he turns off the PH during feedings and everyone gets food and is happy.

Hope that helps!
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I like to get a pair of gobys as well, but my SB does not have algae nor enough pods. Since they swim slow and low in the tank, they can't compete food from my YT and flame angel. Any suggests?
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