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Old 07-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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try to pair a tiger pistol shrimp and a yellow watchmen goby?

hey everyone i got a yellowwatchmen goby whos been in my tank like 2 weeks now and got a tiger pistol shrimp and trying ot get them to pair up. i kinda have a thin lay of sand and was thinking to add more to it cause bottom not fully cover. could that be a reason why there no pair? i actually cant find the shrimp i think he is hiding in the live rock cause i had his claw crack last night. Whats the best way to get them to home?
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #2
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How deep is your sand bed? Mine use up all of the 6" i have. They require a decent depth of sand to create their tunnels. Try a 3" bed and perhaps go from there? What other fish or inverts do you have in the tank?
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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that could be my problem i only have like half inch. Can i just make one spot like 3 inch? I have a yellow tail damsel a black and white cardinal and a dwarf angel
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Well its a pgymy angel
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:04 PM   #5
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Yeah 1/2" of sandbed won't cut it. I highly doubt you'll be able to keep just one mound of sand at 3". Best bet would be to cover the whole tank at around 3" and go from there.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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Ok question i have is then will i get any spikes as i add the sand and will it mess with my fish as i add it?
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:11 PM   #7
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you shouldn't get any spikes. Will you be going with play sand, PFS, aragonite sand, live sand etc? If it's not live sand, wash it thoroughly until the water that you're washing it in becomes clear. Add this to the tank slowly. With live sand, do not wash it. Just add it as is.

Odds are your tank will become cloudy, but it will go away in a few days.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:14 PM   #8
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Im going with live sand only problem i have is i have a hang on the back fliter but i have my refugium build and need to install but i wait til after the sand. So i should mess with my fish on my bubble tip anoemone
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So i should mess with my fish on my bubble tip anoemone
Sorry not sure what you mean by this?
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:29 PM   #10
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Sry im oh my phone and it sucks lol. It wont mess up my fish or bubble tip anemone like make them stressed
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