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Old 04-12-2007, 10:08 PM   #1
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Someone talk to me about the watchman goby...I almost picked one up today at the lfs today.....but I don't know much about them....Thanks
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I had two orange watchman gobies that were excellent carpet surfers. If I were you I would maybe suggest the bullet goby. Never had mine jump yet after 6 yrs. Are you looking for sifters or for looks. The best sifter in the bussiness is the bullet goby. I also have a pink spotted watchman that is very impressionable. Always near the camera. He is not much of a sifter but he does do some. LA classifies him as a shrimp goby. Here is some info on both also.

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It was the pink spotted that I looked at today. I really like the fish....I'll have to think about it though..I'm getting ready to set up a new 75...can't believe the wife agreed to it....
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Had one in my old setup and loved him. Not shy at all! Good luck with the new tank.
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This will be my second large SW tank....I have a 72g reef now...I found this 75 for such a good deal on craigslist that I just couldn't pass it up....this one is going in the wall...and I will be taking pics through the process........
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I really want to add one in my wall. Good luck and make sure to keep us posted!
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I will do that..I'll start a thread in the DIY section I guess...I'll let everyone know when the project gets off the ground......
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Watchman gobies are hardy fish that have lots of personality but like was mentioned earlier they are expert carpet surfers. Making sure that your tank is not totally dark at night can help prevent that.
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They are one of several species that will pair up w/ a pistol shrimp. If that's what you're after, do the research first as you may not find them to be the most attractive of the gobies available for this relationship.

Also - many of thest types of gobies don't like to have other (similar gobies) around.
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It was the pink spotted that I looked at today. I really like the fish....I'll have to think about it though
He would be an excellent addition. Never have to worry about him hiding from the camera.
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