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Old 12-10-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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Goby disappears

Rock Moving goby that was new to tank, is yet to surface from live sand. As soon as I dropped him in he shook himself in to the crushed coral and sand! Is it normal I've not seen him reappear? It's been over 24 hrs
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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all gobies are a bit like that. expect that to happen for the next week or so, just keep an eye out where it's settled with it's home and after a week or so if there's still no sign just drop a bit of food near it's home for it to eat so it doesn't starve
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I'd keep my eye in him if I could ever see the little buggar...can he move thru out the substrate perhaps to a different part of the tank?
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:22 AM   #4
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I wouldn't expect it to burrow through and move around under to sand like a rabbit but if they're a bit shy and new they normally swim around when no one is around to look for a home and stay there for a while. just keep looking around for him and take note for about a week or so, so you know where to try and feed him. once it gets confident it'll be swimming around everywhere and then they're really easy to look after, it's always the first 2 weeks is the hard part to keep them alive and not starve
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Sounds good, thanks Alco
Will keep you updated on when and if I find him!
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Ok so I found out where he's hiding. (4" in gravel) by probing thru sand..he thrushes around if disturbed but other than that still no site of him..just a dust storm to dig deeper..I did mark where he is hiding. So a week from now what should I drop in to sand bed to lure him out so he does not starve?
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I have a yellow watchman gobie I bought around 3 months ago ,
I thought he was dead as I never see him , seems he likes the back side of the tank better he also got bigger so he most likely hiding in the back like mine
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in about a week or so, get some frozen brine and just push it into the sand around where his home is or where hes staying. or use a tuckey baster and just squirt some into the sand where around he is.
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Thanks Guys, good tips to know..I will try the turkey Baster and brine if he hasn't surfaced In a week! Sure glad I stumbled upon this app!!!
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #10
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Well it's been a week :shrugs: no sign of him...I used a plastic rod to probe the bottom and sure enough he's still under there ! My question is will he get enough to eat down there? I'm planning a 20% pwc today but don't want to disturb, suck him out of his hiding spot..He's not a Goby but a rock moving wrasse I was told.
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