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Old 01-07-2010, 12:53 PM   #11
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I would like to keep a 3-4'' goby for sifting sand.


The bullet goby is what you want then.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:30 PM   #12
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The ONLY caution I have with the larger sand sifters such as the bullet goby is that having coral at the bottom of the tank could be covered from time to time with the sand dunes they tend to make.
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I'm not going to have any corals as of yet. Don't have the experience. If one mysteriously pops up then so be it. I looked up the bullet and seen it has not been known to go above 4.5''. Plus it looks really cool, and seems pretty tough. From what I've seen and read, if I can keep a snail alive, I should be able to keep ''most'' any fish alive. I'm not going to have crabs is the main reason for a sand sifter. Also I don't believe a purple firefish should cause problems as they do not look similar. Could I be wrong?
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Well guys I have good news and a question. According to the api lquid test kit my ammonia is 0, nitrite is zero, and nitrate is between 0-5 ppm(color was slightly orange but not as orange as the 5 ppm indicator. Should I be worried at this low of a nitrate reading or could this be normal? Doesn't seem like there was much if any die-off. When I begin stocking, I planned on going in 6 week intervals. CUC will be 1st then the first fish will be introduced 6 weeks later, I will still be testing but is this an overall good rule of thumb for stocking?
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I have a blue dot goby and he sifts sand all day long... actually moves it from place to place i even have a patch with no sand at all... i probably need to deepen my sand... anyways he is really cool to watch..
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I was told to wait 2-3 months before getting a sand sifting goby, to let some detritus build up then get the goby. I did get some snails today. 2 mexican turbos, 3 nassarious, 2 astereas. Everybody but the 2 astereas seems to be moving all over the place. Are astereas not very active or do I have a problem?
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