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Old 02-27-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Hey everyone I just bought a diamond goby for my 55 gallon tank. They do best with sandy substrate but I have larger crushed coral as substrate. Is this still ok?
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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I dont think so, they are sand sifters!
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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They can have severe issues with substrate that is too big for them to sift. it can hurt their mouths and insides too. :-( Thats how they eat so that can create another issue.....
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Oh no
Do you know someone w sand you can sell/give/trade?
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:16 PM   #5
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Do you know someone w sand you can sell/give/trade?
+1 try and give him back to the lfs. If you dont he could die because of the rocks like carey said, starve because he has no food to eat, an even if you do replace the sand it wont be established and there will be nofood for him
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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Mine likes shrimp flakes and blood worms BUT as stated it may harm his mouth
Also they LOVE redecorating (moving sand, digging tunnels and sand caves) so this will affect him

Where do you live, I'll buy it from ya
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Thanks everybody I was able to talk to the guy I got it from and sold it back before any harm came to him. Thanks for all the help
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:24 AM   #8
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Thanks everybody I was able to talk to the guy I got it from and sold it back before any harm came to him. Thanks for all the help
Smart, good job giving the fish to a better home. Did you get a differant goby?
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Na I'm not going to get another goby I think I might get a blenny instead
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:09 AM   #10
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Midas blenny? Lol they are awesome
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