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Old 01-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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I have a 20 gallon reef set up with a clarkii and percula. There's about 40 pounds of live rock, various coral, BTA, and CUC. I'm wondering if I could house a yellow watchman goby in there too. I understand they primarily stay on the bottum in their cave. Would it get along with my clowns? Is 20 gallons big enough?
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You should be okay. How long has your tank been set up? Goby's should be added to a well established tank and must be fed copepods.
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Its just over a year old.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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You should be okay. How long has your tank been set up? Goby's should be added to a well established tank and must be fed copepods.
Not true. There are many gobies they eat frozen and are not aggressive so do not have to be added last.... The yellow watchman goby has an "easy care" rating. Gobies like Mandarins need Copepods if wild caught however can be taught to eat frozen.
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A clarkii and percula in 20 gal tank
amazing they don't fight
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A clarkii and percula in 20 gal tank
amazing they don't fight
Not only do they not fight they seem inseparable.
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Not true. There are many gobies they eat frozen and are not aggressive so do not have to be added last.... The yellow watchman goby has an "easy care" rating. Gobies like Mandarins need Copepods if wild caught however can be taught to eat frozen.
Do you think a 20 gallon with two other active fish could house a watchman well enough?
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Do you think a 20 gallon with two other active fish could house a watchman well enough?
Simply, yes.
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Not true. There are many gobies they eat frozen and are not aggressive so do not have to be added last.... The yellow watchman goby has an "easy care" rating. Gobies like Mandarins need Copepods if wild caught however can be taught to eat frozen.
Agreed...it's very untrue to state that all gobies will only eat coepods
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Sorry. That's just what I was told by my buddy. I never bothered to ask anyone else.
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