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Old 08-01-2012, 01:55 AM   #11
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What about a goby and a pistol shrimp?
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:04 AM   #12
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+1 for the goby / shrimp combo. I have them in my reef and they are one of my favorites. I'm actually thinking of adding another pair
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #13
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How do you get them to pair up? And is there anything special they need?
I saw this on YouTube or on here and I liked the sound of it, idk much more than that about them.
Can't wait to get a pair
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:13 AM   #14
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I got my pistol shrimp first, he was there about a week digging his burrow. Then I got my yellow watchmen goby-they are a little smaller than some of the other watchman gobies-and released him right by one of the burrow openings. The goby peeked inside and the pistol shrimp immediately started making the opening bigger so that the goby could get inside. They've been inseperable ever since! It took all of about 30 seconds for them to pair up.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:12 PM   #15
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Many times its natural for bonds to happen. Like my clown and anemone, it took about 3 months until my clown finally hosted it. But I had my goby and tang before I had my cleaner shrimp, when I threw the shrimp in there the fish automatically went to the shrimp. Its really neat to watch the shrimp will jump off the rock on the tang and clean it, with the goby the shrimp cleans the inside of it mouth. So im assuming that the goby and pistol will bond pretty quick bc its nature.
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So I don't have to add them at the same time?
I read that somewhere.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:08 PM   #17
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No if can find them already bonded it would be good, but if you cant and put them in at different times or at the same time they will soon bond. I believe its bc they are benefical towards each other.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #18
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My lfs sells them bonded, but they go for 60 a pair and that's a bit over board, if I add them at the same time would that give them the best chance? And thy should be able to find each other in 7 gallons lol.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:21 PM   #19
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Yea adding them at the same time they will bond quicker. Do you have an idea of what goby u want
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:36 PM   #20
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And how deep is ur sand bed bc the pistol and a goby will share the same burrow that the goby makes.
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