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Old 09-08-2005, 01:32 AM   #1
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goby needs food

hey all,
i m afraid that my goby looks like he is malnourished. his stomach is caved in and he barely gets any food. I spot pods all over the place but i guess there isnt enough in the sand. What can i do to help the poor little guy get something to eat. he is a sleeper goby.

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Tried garlic soked food yet? Or maybe garlic live brine?


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Everything I have been told says they are hard to keep and get them to feed. That is on the other hand, in contrast to a pair my friend have who chomp at the food in the tank whilst it is flowing around.

I'd be interested to see what you come up with.

I had a fire goby that wasn't getting enough food so what I did was slowly pour the food in so that the pushy fish got their fill first, then I kept going for the goby. This worked well because there was minimal excess food moving around in the tank and everyone got fed.

Plus it was a good 'bonding time' for us all.
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