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Old 01-05-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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I would like opinions on a choice of two fish either a 2 spot goby or the lawnmower blenny? My tank is a 34gal Red Sea Max. Also any preferances concerning types of cleaner shrimp?
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Gobies are good choices...the blenny will starve to death in that tank.

Shrimp? Fire/Blood Shrimp are nice, Peppermint Shrimp, Randalli Cleaner Shrimp

And..if you get some sort of Prawn goby, you can get a Pistol shrimp and they will pair up.

I have a Tangaroa Prawn Goby and a Wheelers Watchman Goby so far they both seem to have paired up with my Randalli Pistol Shrimp. I plan on getting another pistol shrimp, but I'm not sure if I can have 2 in the same tank.
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Will the Gobies eat the crabs I have in the tank?
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Not that I have seen. All my gobies are very docile. I have Neon Goby, Firefish Goby, Tangaroa Prawn Goby and a Wheelers Watchman Goby...all my crabs and shrimp are very happy.
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I agree I would stay away from the Lawnmower Blenny. They eat algae from LR and if you don't have enough LR and algae for them they will starve to death.
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You can have two pistol shrimp in the same tank, assuming it is not a nano. I would say a 30G would be a small as you want to go with two pistols. I have one in my 55 and he goes to town moving sand around. I have on pile of sand that is about 5 inches high. I also have a Tangaroa Goby for my pistol shrimp, but I don't see much of him. Fire shrimp and cleaners are great shrimps to have.
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