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Old 04-14-2007, 10:25 AM   #11
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Shrimp gobies are awesome! I have a yellow watchman goby and love it. Full of personality. Of course, the shrimp goby/pistol shrimp symbiotic relationship is amazing as well. I would strogly recommend picking up a pistol shrimp as well. I have had my goby in a topless tank for almost four years with escape attempts. Infact, he hangs out on the bottom on in his den with the shrimp pretty much all of the time.
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I have a yellow watchman about 6 yrs old. Pretty much always in sight since his cave is almost in the dead center and front of my tank. He never tried to jump. Always stays low. I also have a pistol shimp which I got close to a year ago. I just saw the other day for the first time they were hanging out together. Seems like the shrimp likes to move around thru his tunnels and the goby stays home. They aren't together all the time, but I guess they just started dating...hehehe
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:47 PM   #13
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The near-blind shrimp relies on the goby for protection. In return, the shrimp digs out the den and allows the goby to co-habbitate. If you ever notice the pisotl out of the hole, note the goby's placement and how the pistol shrimp always has one antena on the goby at all times. If the shrimp can not feel the goby anymore it shoots back into the den like a lightning bolt. Very cool relationship to watch.
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:52 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone for the info.....I haven't decided either way yet..I do appreciate the info though!!!
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:16 PM   #15
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I've had an interest in watchman gobies for a long time. I might just have to pick one up.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:22 PM   #16
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yeah I think I will have to add one to the tank.....they seem to be really interesting fish...Thanks for the input everyone!!!! I appreciate it!
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Well I couldn't stand it any longer...so I got the watchman (the pink spotted) he is in QT and should be ready for adding in about 4 weeks....I'm excited!! Awesome little fish...
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They are a great fish . Very personable.
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Nice, congrats! That isn't the tank with ich right? Aren't you glad you didn't plumb the two together...?
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