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Old 10-31-2012, 12:22 AM   #1
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An I still have a firefish if I go with a rimless tank?what other restrictions are there?
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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There is a possibility that it could jump out so you're taking a risk. You could always make a DIY net cover over it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:45 AM   #3
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Any other jumpers I can't have.i would like a flme angel...
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:53 AM   #4
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Stocking list

Flame angel
Firefish
Clownfish
Neon goby
Watchmen goby

Inverts and Cuc

Cleaner shrimp
Hermit crabs
Pencil uncin
Snails
etc...
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Tank is 38 gallons
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I think it's generally just the dartfish and wrasses that jump. The rest should be fine.
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Does the tank sound over stocked?
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:06 AM   #8
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Not at all. I wouldn't recommend adding any more fish, but some small inverts are fine. You could add a pistol shrimp if you wanted and it will most likely pair with your watchman goby which is an awesome relationship to watch. IMO I love purple firefish more than the red ones.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:24 AM   #9
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An I still have a firefish if I go with a rimless tank?what other restrictions are there?
Ive heard a lot of people say that firefish jump but ive never seen any of mine jump. Theyll keep a burrow or hole nearby to dart in when they get scared. They never dart upwards. I have one in two different tanks and they dart into their hide outs when they see movement.
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That is the same with mine. It will be in the middle of my tank and when frightened go to it's burrow on the side. I have a screen top anyway just in case.
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Definitely going rimless

What should I put with a watchmen goby for the symbolic relationship?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:23 AM   #12
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Cool love the look of rimless tanks, but they can be expensive. Pistol shrimp. Candy stripe pistol shrimp are the most colorful. I have one, but haven't been able to find it since I put it in the tank .
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My goby jumped on day 2, gobies jump like wrassea and firefish...
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:03 AM   #14
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38 gallon rimless is 127 on glass cages.com
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Yes gobies are big jumpers.
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So if I go rimless gobies are out
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So if I go rimless gobies are out
It all depends on who you ask. I've never had a firefish jump. I have a yellow watchman goby that rarely comes out from under the rocks other than feeding time. I have a diamond watchman goby that is out sifting all day and never gets startled. If the fish are happy then they'll stay in the tank. If theyre unhappy and stressed, they will dart all over the place, including upwards. Its up to you if you want to take the risk.
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You can always make a net screen..but dartfish and wrasses can and will jump.
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Firefish do jump I lost mine last week he jumped while I had the top off cleaning it.
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