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Old 08-11-2003, 11:38 PM   #1
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Trouble feeding my new Violet Goby (pic attached)

I just got a 7" Dragon Eel for my 29 gallon today. He looks aggressive but apparently is pretty peacful. I must say he is the most interesting fish I have ever had (I have included his pick here). The problem I am having is getting him to eat. I hear their eyesight is poor and that is part of the reason for him not getting food into his mouth. I have tried frozen brine shrimp & bloodworms and so far he hasn't eaten. I am hoping he just needs a bit more time getting acclimated. Does anyone here have any experience with this fish and perhaps can tell me more about them? Thank you.
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Old 08-12-2003, 04:33 PM   #2
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try live ghost shrimp
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...Will do - as soon as I can find a place that has them. Thanks.
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Hope this link will help you, the_afFISHionad. Tom and Nevin Bailey usually know what they're talking about. They recommend ghost shrimp and black worms (cheaper) for the Violet Goby (Dragon Eel; Gobioides broussoneti):

http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_...ragon_fish.htm

Also, have you checked out www.fishbase.org?
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/Spec...me=broussoneti

I almost got one of the Violet Gobies, but my g/f at the time severely disapproved! Got a Bichir (Polypterus senegalis meridionalis) instead, but he was MEAN.

Anyhoo. Hope this helps.
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I always liked gobys. I had bumblebee once. It was really bright and colorful. It died though.
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