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Old 11-30-2003, 02:11 PM   #1
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Dead spotted goby

Recently my sister lost her spotted goby. He seemed fine for the most part except for one day. She woke up to find him dead, or just about. There was no sign of a deesiese like ich or anything like that. The only thing I seen was discoloration of the gills and his underside. He was mostly white, but when he died his underside and gills had turned a strange colour yellow. We checked the water after he had died and everything checked out. There isnít much in the tank, a starfish, a shrimp, and a little pink and yellow fish, forget what they are called. Any Ideas? The only thing I noticed was that she never had a heater put on the tank, the water was about 24c. Also, I donít know if this makes a difference, but she has two actinic lights on instead of one actinic and another "daylight" one.

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How long had she had it, and what species was it?
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she had it a few months. Im not sure what species. It was white with orange spots
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My guess is that it starved, the orange spotted goby (Valenciennea puellaris) gets it food by sifting sand and eating sand fauna. It is fairly common for this species to starve in an aquarium, even specimins that are eating prepared foods.
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how can this be prevented in the future?
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Leave sandsifting fish in the ocean.
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realy? are they that hard to take care of?
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It is fairly common for this species to starve in an aquarium, even specimins that are eating prepared foods.
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