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Old 02-19-2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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Where to find bullet goby?

I have been looking for a good natural sand cleaner. I believe one of the moderators swears by bullet gobies (I hope I got that right). Anyway, I have not been able to find them. Do they go by a different name?
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:34 PM   #2
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I have adiamond Goby. He sifts the sand all day long. He keeps the substrate on a 75gal looking good.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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I have adiamond Goby. He sifts the sand all day long. He keeps the substrate on a 75gal looking good.
do you know if it's ok to keep 2-3 of those diamond gobies?
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Bullet Goby is also known as a Banded Sleeper Goby or Sleeper Banded Goby. Look it up either way. I believe they have them on liveaquaria.com and marinecenter.com. A lot more hardy than the Diamond Goby and do as good if not better job of sifting. They're just not as attractive, but unique in their own way.

IMO the best sand cleaners are Nassarius Snails. I have 20 in my 120g and they do an awsome job.
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This is a Sleeper Banded Bullet but I believe Mike may have purchased his Bullet Goby Here .
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:19 PM   #6
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I have adiamond Goby. He sifts the sand all day long. He keeps the substrate on a 75gal looking good.
do you know if it's ok to keep 2-3 of those diamond gobies?
2 should be okay and even preferable to my 1. I am planning on getting another one prolly this weekend.
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Roka. The sleeper banded and bullet gobies that you have listed are the same fish. In the pics the colors are different because the substrates are different colors causing color variants. Notice the spots on the tails of both fish. Also one is Amblygobius phalaena and the other is Amblygobius semicinctus. They are the same fish from two different locals. One is from the Indo-Pacific and the other from the Indian Ocean. They were given two separate names not sure why. Different sites list them under different names marine center has them as a dragon goby, some as banded and others as bullet. They are all the same fish though. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG
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Here is mine.

http://www.fantasyreef.com/database/...=7&item_id=168

I dont know about the sleeper banded but the dragon goby and bullet goby are the same. Mine started out looking like the one Scott showed and turned into this one.
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A diamond goby and a bullet goby are definately not the same fish. I diamond goby is translucent white color with light orange markings and a bullet/banded sleeper/dragon goby is what melosu has a link to in his post. Here is a diamond gobyhttp://www.marinecenter.com/fish/gobies/diamondgoby/ and this is a bullet/banded sleeper/dragon gobyhttp://www.marinecenter.com/fish/gobies/dragongoby/. Google the latin names its the best way to tell because every fish has like 20 common names.
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I know that fish can look somewhat different from pic to pic, but why does this fish look completely different than Melosu's?

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...pcatid=206&N=0

BTW, you have me convinced. I bought one and it will be here Thursday. I'm just tired of siphoning my sand every week or two. I got some more Nassiris snails too.
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