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Old 03-17-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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Shrimp/Goby pair

Will firefish pair with a shrimp? If so what kind of shrimp?
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:22 PM   #2
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Most likely no but I've seen a couple of exceptions. Don't expect it though
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Normally they shouldn't...I've heard of it once. The gobies that pair up are normally referred to as shrimp gobies and den up in the sandbed under a rock, just like the pistol shrimp.
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Ok, if I have a 20g long with a 10g sump refugium. I plan on having a firefish and royal gramma with a clown pair. Could I add one of the shrimp gobies or would that push the bioload to much? If I can, which ones?
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If you went with one of the small prawn gobies you might be ok. Off the top of my head the hi fin red banded or one that stays that size should be ok.
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Ok, good...now do I need to add them at them same time? I know shrimp need a more established tank and my cycle just completed so I'd wait on both if they did but if they didn't I'd add them after my fire fish and gramma (which I get next Tuesday)
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No, you don't always have to add them at the same time. It just depends on whether they find each other or not.
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If you add them separate just try and place the second as close to the others burrow as you can. Also make sure your rocks are stable because they will really move the sand once you add them.
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Well I have my gramma and fire fish coming Tuesday...if I bought a the shrimp and goby tomorrow would that be okay or pushing it? If it's pushing it, then I'll wait until after sometime
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That's pushing it. 2 may be pushing it as is, so make sure you keep a close eye on your params for a week or so after adding and have plenty of wc water available in case you see some ammonia as the bb catches up.
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