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Old 02-15-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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why are they doing this?

Today my two neon gobies have started building a fort lol
I just noticed that they are moving sand from the back corner of the aquarium and piling it into a mound.

Is this just something that they do? or an indicator of something else?

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You sure they're neon gobies?? I didn't know they moved sand.


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Old 02-15-2011, 08:22 PM   #3
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my sleeper goby does the same thing...he scoops up sand in his mouth and dumps it into a pile.....i always thought it was normal for gobies
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:12 PM   #4
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Sleeper or sifter gobies eat food from the sand.
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