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Old 03-04-2006, 12:27 AM   #1
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Ok, don't yell at me...

We were in the dreaded W--- and I saw this fish, and I bought it. I know it prefers brackish, and I think I can give him that if I can get my plec out of the 55. Oh and the hatchets. This was labled "dragon fish" its a dragon goby correct? Is dragon goby and violet goby the same?
Anyway, here are pics. He is SOOO cute!
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He is cute! Hopefully you can give him those brackish conditions. I'm sure he will thrive and become a great addition to the family.
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I like many types of 'oddball' fish but those are just too freaky looking for me. :|
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I don't know too much about gobie nomenclature, but that certainly does look like a gobie. Good luck with your new acquisition.
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Old 03-04-2006, 02:43 PM   #5
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Well, I put some blood worms in the tank last night and he gobbled them up, so I think that is a good sign. I am medicating the 20, so when that is all done, I am going to move the hatchets to there and put Mrs H. (my plec) back in with my betta. If I move her first, will the hatchets stand a little aquarium salt in the water?
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Old 03-04-2006, 02:49 PM   #6
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That's a nice looking goby Meredith. Looks like it has good wieght. The ones I see are always very thin. Congrats on the pick up.
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yippy! I was reading that they can be kept in groups. Is it better to do that or will he get to big to have more than one?
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That guy is gonna get ENORMOUS! I've seen pictures of a 3ft long Violet Goby before. I'd just keep the one. Not sure too much about acceptable tankmates. You might want to check out the Brackish Forum @ Tropical Fish Forum... here's the link: http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?showtopic=119510 It's a very good brackish community.

I wouldn't add any salt to the water with your hatchets. Don't hatchets like slightly acidic freshwater? Brackish water is the opposite of that w/Alkaline PH and a vast range of salinity.

It's time to get a hydrometer if you don't already have one and make sure you get MARINE SALT and not aquarium salt. Marine Salt is the only salt that is acceptable for brackish water fish. I also recommend a sand substrate.

Welcome to the Brackish-Water Aquaria... it's the only kind of tank I keep.
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Thanks I did pick up some marine salt and a hydrometer. I will check out that link.
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LOL! That was soooo the wrong link! Here you go... http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?...1&showforum=48
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