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Old 03-18-2014, 12:34 AM   #11
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I figured but I also want to maximize the time I have so I get everything in ASAP. That being sad I don't want to push it to the point of stressing the fish or anything if that makes sense
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:38 AM   #12
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Most gobies match up with specific pistol shrimp. For instance, I have a pink spotted shrimp goby and a tiger pistol, they have never ever met. lol They didnt match up at all.

I am looking to get a candycane pistol and another goby. The pistol shrimp that match up with the most gobies are alpheus , I think thats how it spelled... Do a little digging on the internet and see which ones match up that you like.

And yes, wait at least 2 more weeks before adding the pistol/goby pair. The two fish you are adding this time will force your filtration to adjust so just keep an eye on parameters. From what I have seen on this forum over the years is that most fish die or have issues when they are the first fish going into a new system instead of adding a fish here and there after the tank has been up for a while. But if you go slow and watch whats going on I dont see why you wont do really well.

Good luck, post some pictures when your first batch of fish come in.
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Yeah, I wouldnt normally put 2 in at the same time but they were on sale on saltwaterfish.com....I also order coral that I posted on the other thread and from what Ive read coral doesnt really have a bioload so I should be able to add them at the same time, correct?

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Firefish Goby (x1)
Royal Gramma Basslet (x1)
Frogspawn (x1 head)
Mushroom ricordea - green (x1 head)
Hammer Coral (x2 heads)
Candy Cane Frag (x1 head)
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Corals do have a bioload but it's pretty insignificant.

Carey- That's really interesting... Wouldn't have ever know about that.
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Would a yellow watchman goby be too big? Seems to be the most popular goby to pair with a shrimp
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For a 20 long, no.
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Ugh, this finding the appropriate goby/shrimp pair is becoming more trouble then it is worth :P
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