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Old 08-01-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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Diamond Goby missing half of his lower lip

My Diamond Goby hid all day yesterday and didn't come out to eat. Today he is out and eating the food I am feeding the tank. I noticed that his lower lip is half gone. Looks like it has been rubbed raw. I do have a Redlegged Hermit Crab. The Hermit Crab and the Diamond Goby have lived together for 3 months.
Can anyone tell me what could have happened to the Diamond Goby's lip? I've attached a picture.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:29 AM   #2
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It looks like you have large gravel, maybe it's from sifting that? They usually have a finer sand to deal with so that might be too big and sharp for him.
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