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Old 06-18-2018, 11:08 PM   #1
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New watchman goby

A couple days ago I got a watchman goby and it was doing fine, then I went to dinner and came back, seeing the watchman goby nowhere, but found him under a rock the next morning in good health, but I have a 1 inch ocellaris clownfish and a 2 and a half inch coral beauty (donít worry Iím upgrading from my 29g) that go crazy over mysis shrimp and attack the food as I bring the pipette under the rock to dispense the food and I donít know if he is getting any of it, and, quoting the guy at my LFS ďif you donít feed it it will dieĒ so Iím wondering if I should get sinking pellets to get into the cave that heís in, or continue feeding him without knowing if heís actually eating. I know that hiding for these watchman gobies is natural, especially since I have a pistol shrimp, but can you give me a more reliable method of feeding?
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:46 PM   #2
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Now he is missing and he turned white from stress
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Water parameters are in check
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Water parameters are in check


This doesnít really tell us anything. The only thing we know about your tank is there is a coral beauty in the system that will be moved to a larger system.
There are a lot of factors that can have pointed us in this direction. Without knowing the details, tank size, current parameters, tank inhabitants, and so on we wonít be able to even guess to point you in the right direction.
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Ok I have updated parameters and info: water parameters arenít as good, most recent test (2d ago) nitrates 20 ppm, salinity 1.021, ammonia 0.25 ppm, nitrites 0ppm, alkalinity 7.9, calcium 370. We put in a dose of reef code a and b. Tank inhabitants are one ocellaris clown, a coral beauty (around 2 inches), a 1Ē yellow watchman goby (?) a tiger pistol shrimp, duncan lps coral, gsp, hammer coral, zoanthids and a leather toadstool, and a war coral. For cleanup crew, I have 3 turban snails, one nassarius snail, and 4 hermit crabs. The ammonia and nitrate rise are supposedly from me accidentally disturbing the sand bed
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How did you acclimate the goby?
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Drip acclimation for around 20 minutes
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Did you check parameters of store water to yours?
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