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Old 03-27-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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Gobies

I'm aware that Neon Gobies pick parasites off of fish, but do they also sift your sand bed? If they do not, what relatively small gobies will sift sand?
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Every Gobi is a natural sand sifter but some species don't do it as much as others because of shyness.
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Every Gobi is a natural sand sifter but some species don't do it as much as others because of shyness.

Which ones do you recommend for the sifting?
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What size tank are we talking about? It makes a difference.
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65 gallon FOWLR with...
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A pink spotted goby would do fine in that thank. I had one for 14 yrs and he was a model citizen.
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A pink spotted goby would do fine in that thank. I had one for 14 yrs and he was a model citizen.

He is easy to care for? And do you think my tank is over stocked? Because I figured 5 of them will only get around 2 inches when they are full grown.
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Diamond gobies are a good option too. Many gobies tend to be jumpers so keep a lid on the tank
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Blue for watchman gobies have been the best for me but they can be especially shy
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I have an orange spot diamond goby. He is a sifter. Just make sure your rock is buried because mine likes to dig under the rock and sleep and hide in its hole
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