Originally Posted by PB_Smith
wait a minute, just read this again. Am I understanding this right?
you already had a fish in quarantine and then added the goby?
what's the point of a quarantine tank then?
you should ideally only have one fish at a time in QT, or at least fish purchased same day/same place.
that alleviates possible infection of other critters.
you took a chance by putting the chromis in the display if it was in QT with the goby.
No, Green Chromis remained in DT and Goby was in QT.
Originally Posted by Sniperhank
I get out of a thread about a clown tang and that must have carried over...goby huh? Well, simply might have not like being transported into a new setup or sick to begin with.
I think that was it and I didn't acclimate long enough.He was very active at the store and semi active when I first introduced him and as time went on less and less active. He was in bag for 7 ish hours and I only acclimated for 30 minutes. I have done research for a couple of years now before even getting fish and I kept making rookie mistakes...
What i should have done is get fish home asap. It was a 3 hr trip from lfs
but I didn't go home right away.
Test my water(which I did) and the water in the bag(didn't).
Acclimated fish until water in bag matched water in QT(again didn't test water).
I firmly believe in QT. Houdini is alive because of it. I just want to get him some tank mates.I also want to get some corals to make my FOWLR
I want to get another clown goby but should I wait and get something else?If so do you have suggestions? My DT is a 40 breeder with about 60 lbs of live rock and 40 plus lbs of live sand.
I would like to get a Purple Firefish, but they are delicate and I want to wait until DT is more mature and I have more experience at keeping fish alive. My other stock choices are semi aggressive, Clowns(a pair of black and white Ocellaris) and maybe a Lawn Mower Blenny. I wanted 6 Blue/Green Chromis to watch them Shoaling but my experience has taught me they would just pick each other off(Houdini was 1 of 3 in QT,never again ).i also want to get a cleaner shrimp and a starfish.
Some background: Houdini was in QT for 3 mos( I had to get lights on my DT and get the Nitrates down to manageable level). I would only QT next fish 6 wks to 2mos depending on whether fish was ill or not.
Thanks for all your input!