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    Frags CORALN00B's Avatar
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    Looking For A New Goby

    I had a diamond watchman goby in my tank for a year and a half. He survived my crash from long ago and was one of the first fish I added to the tank when I got into the hobby. Last week, I found him struggling by the opening of his cave. I found that he had been tangled in a piece of coral skeleton from what looked like a birds nest piece. I managed to get him out of it and didn't think anything of it. The next day we found he had passed away. I think he may have been tangled too long and gotten stressed or injured from it.

    I loved that guy and he had so much personality. I am looking to add another goby but I wanted to go in a different direction this time. I was thinking of one of the ORA mandarins but do they really eat frozen food and flakes? I know mandarins in general need pods. Anybody have experience with this and know where I may find one?

    I am also open to suggestions as well. I thought about a blue spotted jawfish, clown goby, neon goby and green banded goby.

    Also, I don't have any Acros. Mainly Z&P's, Monti's, Acans and Chalices now. I have a firefish and two clowns in the tank and it is a 28 Gal cube.

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    I would go with a yasha goby or yellow watchman.. Have both and love them.. Great community fish and very hardy
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    You may like the CLown Gobys. I just sold a Black Clown Goby and a Green Clown Goby. They don't need much space and are great lil fish that will stare right back at you.
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    Thanks guys! I didn't consider the yasha goby but I will do my research.

    Walt, you had them in the tank together and they were fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CORALN00B View Post
    Thanks guys! I didn't consider the yasha goby but I will do my research.

    Walt, you had them in the tank together and they were fine?
    I sure did. They were also in there with my 7 ORA tiger Gobies.
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    i currently have the following gobies:

    • a Yasha (One of my favorite and earliest fish. I love him, but he has disappeared for days at a time on many occasions.
    • a yellow clown (very cool little reasonably priced fish. As @Walt said, lots of charachter and usually hanging out somehwere unique)
    • a neon cleaner(very active dynamic fish. may or may not clean others, but might be a good addition to keep potenitial parasites in check)
    • ORA Tiger (Another elusive but really cool figh. comes out just long enough to give a good stink eye and then scurries back out of sight.)
    • Trimma Cana, Rhubromaculatis and Tevegae. (the trimmas are TINY, but very cool if you can find them they're like jelly beans scattered around. I have a bit of an addiction to them, but I honestly don't recommend keeping them because they are pretty good at becomming sump residents)

    I had a great little ywg but he jumped on me. I'm not a huge fan of the sand/filter feeder gobies because of the burying of stuff but they definitely do have some awesome attitude. Who can't love a good goby? A mandarin is definitely on the future list for me but I've always been too impatient and bought something else before i had enought pods LOL. Good luck and definitley let us know what you decide.

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    Thanks Herbie! I am still debating my options on this.

    If I get a Mandarin, I am going to try for the ORA ones that eat frozen and pellets. I just have to do some research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CORALN00B View Post
    Thanks Herbie! I am still debating my options on this.

    If I get a Mandarin, I am going to try for the ORA ones that eat frozen and pellets. I just have to do some research.
    If I had live rock and sand, I would do a mandarin. They are gorgeous when they are adults. I especially love the red ones.
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    Hey guys! So, I ended up going with a yellow clown Goby and a Green Mandarin Goby. I had a hard time finding red ones.

    I think these two will add some great color and personality to the tank!

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