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Old 04-23-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
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Watchman Goby eats everything in sight

Does anyone have a problem with their Watchman Goby eating their cleanup crew? I just added $200.00 worth of crew this morning to watch Mr. Goby steal a nassarius(which was to big to swallow) then proceed to eat a blue leg and grab another one for later. He didn't adjust for the fact that the one he put in storage walked out of his burrow a minit later. It's kind of hard to watch two bills become an early morning snack for my fish.
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I have never seen my gobies do this. I know they go crazy when I feed my blender mush but aside from that and sifting the sand they sont seem to bother other things.
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I have an orange spotted goby. He will sift through the sand and dig holes, but he doesn't eat anyone else. One thing he will do is move a snail or a hermit if they are in his hole when he wants to go in. But he spits them back out right away. It is actually kind of funny.
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