I bought an orange spotted goby last week. Unfortunately, I found him dead lying on the floor yesterday. He had jumped out of the tank one evening when I left the lid open.
But during his short time in my tank I found him sifting through my sand constantly and made a mess of my sandbed. Originally I got him to do exactly that so the top of my sandbed will be disturbed and rid of algae. Since then I have found that sand sifting gobies could deplete my pod population.
I also have a dozen Nassarius snails, but they don't seems to come up to the surface of the sandbed so the top of the sandbed is left undisturbed.
The question is should I get another sand sifting goby? Is there any sand sifting goby that does not make a mess of the sandbed and does not deplete pod population? My tank is a 45 gallon with 3" sandbed.