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Old 09-18-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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2 spot goby... How difficult?

How hard are these fish to have them thrive? Are they as finicky as, say, a Mandarin Goby? Would like to get one, but am slightly hesitant....



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Liveaquaria says "Difficult", but say that they will eat frozen food, which is what the Mandarin is usually notorious for not doing (in MOST cases)...
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How hard are these fish to have them thrive? Are they as finicky as, say, a Mandarin Goby? Would like to get one, but am slightly hesitant....

Liveaquaria says "Difficult", but say that they will eat frozen food, which is what the Mandarin is usually notorious for not doing (in MOST cases)...
Yeah i was llooking into one for my 37g reef and yes they are pretty difficult around mandarins, do you have a sump? And refuge? What size tank?
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Those guys can be troublesome to keep, they feed off of fauna in the sand bed. :-( An established tank, at least a year old would be my thoughts.....

I also have wanted one of these guys for a long time, just havent been up to the task as far as a food source for him.
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Those guys can be troublesome to keep, they feed off of fauna in the sand bed. :-( An established tank, at least a year old would be my thoughts.....

I also have wanted one of these guys for a long time, just havent been up to the task as far as a food source for him.
What! That fish must be impossible to keep if you cant keep it lol
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Yeah i was llooking into one for my 37g reef and yes they are pretty difficult around mandarins, do you have a sump? And refuge? What size tank?
No sump. 40 breeder, plenty of live rock. No fuge. Was going to mod an AC110 however... And I don't have a mandarin to be clear... I didn't know how you meat "difficult around mandarins"...?
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Those guys can be troublesome to keep, they feed off of fauna in the sand bed. :-( An established tank, at least a year old would be my thoughts.....

I also have wanted one of these guys for a long time, just havent been up to the task as far as a food source for him.
My LFS said they would keep one there until I was ready... And then asked if I had phytoplankton for my tank to help sustain food for the pod population. (I suppose this could be a new thread on its own)...
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No sump. 40 breeder, plenty of live rock. No fuge. Was going to mod an AC110 however... And I don't have a mandarin to be clear... I didn't know how you meat "difficult around mandarins"...?
I wanst going to get one... I meant they are in that range with feeding habits
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I wanst going to get one... I meant they are in that range with feeding habits
Ok gotcha thanks...!
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Ok gotcha thanks...!
And im pretty sure your gonna need a sump and a fuge to feed them, they need live copods which need a safe place to breed
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And im pretty sure your gonna need a sump and a fuge to feed them, they need live copods which need a safe place to breed
That's why I was going to do the AC110 fuge mod.
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