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Old 02-26-2012, 10:50 PM   #11
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Yeah they do stay close but mine stretches out pretty far. It's not going to clean things over night they are very slow. And to answer ur question cucumbers are toxic. In the wild they spit out their guts to defend theirselves with the toxin. In ur tank that prolly won't happen unless a fish is messing with it. They could wipe out a tank I read. I have a tiger tail and he does for the most part stay on one side but keeps its clean and can double his length to stretch out further. A sleeper head goby keeps the other side clean.
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I really dont want to risk my tank I might try
Getting more snails or try a diff type of goby than the diemond watchman goby
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I have a sleeper head goby that takes mouthfull of same and strains it through its gills
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I have a sleeper head goby that takes mouthfull of same and strains it through its gills
The blue dot sleeper head goby looks preety neat I'll look into him thanks are all gobys jumpers?
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I know sleepers and watchman gobies can jump but I have an uncovered tank and never had a problem
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I know sleepers and watchman gobies can jump but I have an uncovered tank and never had a problem
Ok I'll try it one last time and I also notice my sand Is starting to get red hair algae on it
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Sleeper Banded Goby
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There are two types of nassariius snails get the 1 with the shell ad pictured in the link he gave u. They seem to do more work. And how old is ur tank u should post a pic of this red hair algae. It may be something else.
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Thanks all Be geting some of those snails and maybe the goby
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There are two types of nassariius snails get the 1 with the shell ad pictured in the link he gave u. They seem to do more work. And how old is ur tank u should post a pic of this red hair algae. It may be something else.
My tank is 7 months old I'll try to post a pic later if I can it's not to out of control I shifted the sand myself today to get rid of most I thought it was red slime but it's kore hairy last time I had red slime I used red slime remover and it worked great but ruined my skimmer
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