Discussion: Gobies

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Forum' started by jlanger, Sep 30, 2016.

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Which species of goby is(are) your favorite(s)?

  1. Randall's Shrimp Goby; A. randalli

    10.0%
  2. Wheeler's Shrimp Goby; A. wheeleri

    20.0%
  3. Sleeper Banded (Dragon) Goby; A. phalaene

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Yellow Watchman Goby; C. cinctus

    5.0%
  5. Spotted Watchman Goby; C. leptocephalus or C. pavoninoides

    15.0%
  6. Neon Gobies; E. oceanops,

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Clown Gobies; G. atrangulatus, G. citrinus or G. okinawae

    25.0%
  8. Hector's/Rainsford Goby; K. hectori or K. rainfordi

    15.0%
  9. Engineer Goby; P. leucotaenia

    5.0%
  10. Two Spot Goby; S. biocellatus

    5.0%
  11. Hi Fin or Dracula Goby; S. nematodes or S. dracula

    10.0%
  12. Yasha (White Ray) Goby; S. yasha

    25.0%
  13. Diamond Watchman Goby; V. puellaris

    25.0%
  14. Gold Head Sleeper Goby; V. strigata

    15.0%
  15. Other goby; please discuss below.

    20.0%
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  1. livestuff

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    Maybe someday a matted pair will happen. So can u have more then 1 type with a shrimp if the tanks big enough or could there be conflict?
    I'd really like to add a pair but was afraid issues may arise, but it is a 180gal.
     
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    As long as the tank is big enough (four feet or longer; and yours is), you can have multiple species of shrimp gobies in the tank. The gobies will set up separate territories and try to keep their shrimps confined to their burrows. The gobies will tolerate each other as long as their personal space isn't invaded. I don't think you'll ever have two different species from the same genus sharing a burrow, though. Placing two gobies from a different genus will have better chances for coexisting in the same tank.
    I had a pair of Randall's Gobies with a Tiger Pistol Shrimp on the right side of my old 120gal and a single Orange Spotted Goby with a Tiger Pistol Shrimp on the left side. The gobies would be out and swim around when food was being added, but they tended to guard their burrows very closely. The two shrimp kept to their burrows but I could hear them click at one another at night.

    The easiest way to get a bonded pair of gobies is to purchase them that way. I got lucky once adding a small Randall's to the tank with a resident large female, but I also had a "pair" where the female kicked the male out and wouldn't ever let him into the main burrow.
     
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    Thanks for the info . The left side could use a pair.:D I really like the wheeler's gobies you've' had.
     
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    I'm curious how a bonded yellow watchman goby pair will do with a bonded tiger shrimp pair. Does having them in pairs affect the symbiotic relationship? The shrimps are established in my tank and the gobies are currently in QT.
     
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    I think u should be fine. I've seen tanks with that and its very cool:) Post pics
     

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