Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-08-2005, 05:11 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kissimmee FL
Posts: 867
worm goby

I bought a worm goby today. The LFS said it doesn't dig, just sift. The closest thing I can find that looks like it on live aquaria is an engineer goby and it says it will. I have a 4" sand bed, am I ok?

TIA
__________________

__________________
Alex n Mary

150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
clowninround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 3,294
Never heard of a worm goby..... can u post a pic
__________________

__________________
9/02-125 REEF, 125 lbs LR,LS 4x160 VHO, Reef Devil /Sump, Fuge
7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

TANK PICS http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=98202
seaham358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2005, 07:52 PM   #3
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
AKA worm eel or curious eel (not a true eel though)... Gunnelichthys curiosus

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2005, 07:53 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kissimmee FL
Posts: 867
Nevermind. I can't believe how stupid I am. I put the goby and a baby maroon clown in qt and came back to find the goby missing. The filter was making a funny sound and when I went to check it realized that I had not put the endcap to the filter back on. So I pulled the intake tube out INSTEAD of turning the filter OFF. the goby was skinned from the impellor. It was mostly the tail. It was still alive but I was sure it was suffering so I flushed him. I am so sickened by the whole thing. When a fish dies sure I am upset, but this was my fault and I feel so horrible. It was black with white stripes running vertically. Looked like an eel. The baby maroon is fine but it made me want to put him/her in the main. I bought the maroon to pair with my Larger maroon, I hope everything goes alright because this really threw me for a loop.
__________________
Alex n Mary

150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
clowninround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2005, 07:59 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Arkansas, USA
Posts: 278
Send a message via AIM to Ximat
Sorry to hear of the loss. It sounds to me like an engineer goby as well.
__________________
Ximat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 03:02 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 3,294
You may have issues with the maroon clown. Just because one is smaller it does not mean they will get along. I think this will be your next problem.
Why did you flush it if it was still alive?? Was it beyond healing?
__________________
9/02-125 REEF, 125 lbs LR,LS 4x160 VHO, Reef Devil /Sump, Fuge
7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

TANK PICS http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=98202
seaham358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 03:21 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kissimmee FL
Posts: 867
Yes, the skin was torn off of half of it's body.
__________________
Alex n Mary

150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
clowninround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 03:25 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kissimmee FL
Posts: 867
Yes, but I am going to have a net ready to rescue the clown if it does not go well. I have a friend who wants a clown and I would give the clown to them if does not work out. That is my plan anyway. Though my tank is large and it may be easier said than done.
__________________

__________________
Alex n Mary

150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
clowninround is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
goby, worm

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
orange stripe prawn goby (randall's goby) feeding question lekker11 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 01-11-2010 01:24 PM
Neon goby vs bristle worm? reefvettech Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 0 07-23-2006 01:48 AM
ISO: White goby with black spots (leopard goby?)... Sati Saltwater & Reef - Identification 9 12-15-2003 08:30 PM
Violet Goby - 'Dragon Goby' ....digging a BIG hole! Patwa Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 12-09-2003 11:20 PM
Tiger Sleeper Goby or Yellow Watchman Goby birman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 10-13-2003 03:06 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.