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Old 02-06-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
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Jaw fish

So I put a yellow face jaw fish in my 75 gal reef tank 2 days ago. I haven't seen him since . Normal?
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he might hide a while till he settles in , had a yellow watchman gobie hide almost a month till I saw him
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:27 AM   #3
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Jawfish are hole dwellers. You usually only see them sticking their heads out of their holes and at feeding time. Invariably, in tanks with a lot of rockwork, they dig their holes on the backsides of the rocks where you can't see them. lol
What I have done in the past in tanks without a lot of substrate was to use a large deep tupperware container placed near the front of the tank, in front of some rocks to offer protection, then fill it with soft sand and make a depression in the sand and you will find the jawfish will make their hole near the depression. ( Some have used a piece of PVC pipe as the hole and introduce the jawfish into the tank right at the hole.)
For now, just keep your eyes peeled for depressions in your substrate near your substrate. The jaw is probably somewhere nearby.

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Also, check the surrounding floor, as they do jump to their deaths on a regular basis unless you have a tight fitting lid.
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Thanks for the info! I have a glass lid so no jumper here. Lol . I still haven't seen anything but today is a new day! Crossing my fingers. Also I've been checking my levels and all is good . So he's alive!
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No sign of him! 😔
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:52 AM   #7
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Not terribly uncommon, when I added my hi fin goby (similar behaviors) I didn't see him again for almost 2 weeks


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It's killing me. Lol
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Still no sign 😔
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Over a week and I haven't seen any signs. Do you think he's dead?
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