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Old 04-18-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Is he a good sand cleaner?

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Old 04-18-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Mine has sifted sand maybe 3 times. lol he's more of a lurker than a sifter.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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'___' oh well at least he is a new buddy, hopefully he doesn't die like my firefish.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #4
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Good Luck with him!! I;ve had mine for almost a year and other than changing color from bright yellow to drab grey he has been a good tank mate. he gets a little grumpy and will lunge open mouthed at other fish but never bites or does any harm.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
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Twin Spot Gobies are great sand sifters. They'll go through scooping up sand all day trying to eat. Cool to watch in a mated pair.
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Good Luck with him!! I;ve had mine for almost a year and other than changing color from bright yellow to drab grey he has been a good tank mate. he gets a little grumpy and will lunge open mouthed at other fish but never bites or does any harm.
Thank you the good part is that he does that because that means that he can defend himself because I have two damsels that like to pick on fish and chase them
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #7
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Twin Spot Gobies are great sand sifters. They'll go through scooping up sand all day trying to eat. Cool to watch in a mated pair.
My lfs doesn't have too many gobies, I wanted to get the diamond watchmen but didn't have it, do you have a pic of that goby?
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #8
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Get a pistol shrimp to go with him. My shrimp moves the sand all over the place.I'm sure the sand on his side of the tank gets totally flipped once a month.
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I haven't had mine for over a year now but this is what they look like, from liveaquaria
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:21 PM   #10
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Woww he looks really cool, but my lfs doesn't have him, I will hunt down to see if I find one like that.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:25 PM   #11
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Get a pistol shrimp to go with him. My shrimp moves the sand all over the place.I'm sure the sand on his side of the tank gets totally flipped once a month.
That could be pretty cool to have a relationship with the shrimp and the goby but will the pistol shrimp harm any of my other tank mates?
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:43 PM   #12
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Watch this

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Wow that Is really cool never knew they can do that
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:03 AM   #14
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They can entertain for hours =)
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:05 AM   #15
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Yea I bet
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:51 AM   #16
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Watchman goby won't really sift sand. Periodically it will take a big gulp of sand and sift it out through their gills. However, they don't move much.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:55 AM   #17
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Well that's pretty much what I want because I have a sand sifting starfish but my sand is still dirty and I want it to be clean
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:03 AM   #18
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Get some dwarf ceriths. They are amazing at sifting and cleaning everything.
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Ok I will check it out thanks.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:10 AM   #20
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What about these? I have 20 in my BC29

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There awesome IMO. When I feed you see these little antenna poke outta the sand then BAM!! They just appear outta of the sand!! It's awesome to watch!!
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