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Old 11-20-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
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Sand sifting goby

Hey guys I really want a sand sifting goby AGAIN I have never had one successfully live first one wasss wayyyyy too big and I had a sleep head, he was white yellow and blue I think. I think he jumped and my dog eat it, I have a 29 gal tall and deep sand bed

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Old 11-21-2011, 12:05 AM   #2
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Cool! Are they tough to keep alive? What are their requirments?
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:08 AM   #3
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What? I am looking for a idea not questions lol. Dont mean to sound mean either.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:09 AM   #4
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They are not hard to keep if u have requirements they are all different in requirements lol misread ur post
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:46 AM   #5
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What? I am looking for a idea not questions lol. Dont mean to sound mean either.
What idea?
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:49 PM   #6
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I kept a sleeper goby that I bought very small in my 72 successfully. The biggest requirements are a relatively deep live sandbed (1 - 3" in my humblest of opinions) and a very well aged tank. These guys love the 'pods that live in the sand, and while some of them will eat frozen brine and the like, the majority of their day is spent sifting your substrate looking for chunks of yummy stuff. A refugium is pretty much a must have to keep 'em happy and well adjusted since that's where the crud they like to eat will be able to grow.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:02 PM   #7
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Diamond gobys sleepers watchmen all different pretty much. In a big tank you could go with engineers or these ones I saw at my LFS that were 1'+. IT WAS RIDICUlOUS!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:36 PM   #8
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So what do u think kind of of goby I should get for 29 gal tall
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:06 PM   #9
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Heres what LA suggests for 30 gal min and sand sifters.
Gobies for Sale: Goby Fish Species Including Shrimp Gobies
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:42 PM   #10
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Thank u so much! I'm gunna get this twin fin one
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:43 PM   #11
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Twin spot*
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:21 AM   #12
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Glad you made your choice! Tell us how he is when you get him!
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:02 AM   #13
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Hey mate ive got a sleeper goby, in my 34 gallon sand is about 2-3 inch deep.
With lots of caves in the Live rock as it likes to hide.
Mine eats anything frozen, brine shrimp, krill etc. But it took about 2-3 weeks before it started eating.
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:36 PM   #14
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I'm getting an orange spotted font for my Biocube 29 once it cycles
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90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:12 PM   #15
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I wish I could get a goby lol. Just look at my sig. And eels are gonna be added to that LOL.
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:38 PM   #16
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Ugh I meant "orange spotted goby" for the last post. Autocorrect :/
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Hey guys I couldn't get 2 spot goby so I got yellow head goby and is currently in burrow
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I'll put up video soon of it bit busy now
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Do you like him? Hope you do! Cant wait to see the vid!
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Ya I love em, he has his cave all built is was sifting sand all near his burrow. Now it's nite time and he is back in his burrow chillin lol. I won't be able to get video till late Sunday because family is on vacation and they have camera.
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