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Old 10-26-2005, 04:45 PM   #1
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New Court Jester Goby not eating

I ordered a court jester goby online and it came in yesterday. I left lights off all evening to keep from stressing him. This morning when I was inspecting him you can tell he has not been eating. Any suggestions on what I should use to get him to eat? I would not norm worry since he was just acclimated yesterday but you can tell he has not eaten in a while, his stomach is caved in.
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:37 PM   #2
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I would give him some more time. Gobys are pretty solid creatures, so either hes sick or he is just real scared. My goby loves frozen blood worms. HTH
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:57 PM   #3
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You'll have to let me know how yours does, case in point i tried these little guys twice from a decent lfs store, and only get about three months and sudden death after this time period. My personal experience with the goby is, that they only would pick at alage all day off the glass and rock. For some reason it would let food float right buy and not attempt to eat anything. I did some research to so if this goby was like a mandarin, and would only accept natural food rather than imitation. However, i never was able to find any concrete evidence on its diet, besides the usually " flake, brine shrimp and such. So good luck i certainly hope you have better luck with this awesome looking fish.
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Old 10-26-2005, 06:03 PM   #4
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I tried blood worms, mysis and cyclopeeze today. Like I said earlier, I would normally not be concerned but by looking at him it is obvious he was not eating before I got him. I am going to try and go to the lfs tomorrow and get some live brine shrimp.
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Old 10-27-2005, 06:06 PM   #5
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Anyone have any ideas. I tried frozen brine today with no luck so I went to the LFS and bought some live brine. He still did not eat. My other fish loved me for it though.
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:19 AM   #6
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Can you contact the online store you bought him from? Most of the time they have a money back guarantee if the fish do not live. It sounds like to me that they sold you a sick fish.
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Old 10-29-2005, 12:02 PM   #7
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Fish came from liveaquaria. They have a 14 day guarantee but that was not my concern. I was hoping to save the fish. The only other thing I can think of is pods but how can I get them out of my main?
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Old 10-30-2005, 12:27 PM   #9
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You need to get a variety of filamented algae, they are for the most part herbavors. Amblygobius rainfordi does best in a well established tank with plenty of natural grazing foods. This can be a challenge in a QT situation where growing/maintaining these algaes can be difficult. I would try Ocean nutrition red (especially) or green algae strips, nori (least likely) or frozen herbavor preparations. If you have an LFS or reef club with a supply of gracilaria, that would be a decent option to try.

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Just so happens I have a pack of ocean nutrition red algae that I bought with a order a while back. I will go put some in the tank now and see what happens.
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