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Old 02-05-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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Yellow prawn (watchman) goby

Hi recently just bout a Yellow prawn (watchman) goby and placed in my tank Thursday. fish looks healthy enough but is just swimming around between mid tank level and surface of water doesn't seem to wanna go deeper much. I thought this fish was a sand dwelling fish that stays near the bottom of the tank how comes mine is different ???
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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Might be looking for pistol shrimp!
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Probably getting used to his surrounding. Tank has been cycled and watertest results OK?
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:00 AM   #4
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Yeah has cycled as tanks been up sinse November. Test results have been 0 for ages but just recently say last week and half looks like vie been going through a min cycle.

JBL tests:
NO2 = 0.025
NH4 = 0.05

API tests:
PO4 = 0.0

RED SEA MARINE LAB:
PH = 8.0
ALK = normal 1.7-2.8
NO3 = 5.0 ppm
NO2 = 0.05 ppm
NH3/NH+4 = 0.25 ppm

I'm hopefully going to pick up a candy can pistol shrimp next weekend so maybe this will help the goby?
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:37 PM   #5
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when i got my goby he did that for 2 days, then i "built" a small burrow for him by clearing out some sand from under a rock, within a hour he was in there. try making him a little home. As for the candy cane shrimp, i tried that pairing and it didnt work, later tried a tiger pistol and they were great auntil the pistol mysteriously died. if the candy cane works for you, let us know. imo they look so nice
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Cheers dude I'll do that tomorrow and see how it takes it. Seems to be settling in a lil more now and perching down on the sand more often but still has stages where it just swims around near the glass at the surface.

I'll let u know about the candy cane pistol as soon as I get it. The guy I'm buying from is having a hard time locating it in he's own tank and catching so just waiting for him to do so and then I'll collect.
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okay great, post some pics when you ge them together, ppl love eyecandy lol
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Haha nice word play I will do indeed I cannot wait to pick him up and try and pair them
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A few pics of him. Has settled in now and no longer swims around untill feeding time.
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haha looks great and happy! hard to tell though with that frown they always have lol. god luck, postpics of the shrimp if you get him
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