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post #1 of 5 Old 11-15-2012, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a neon blue goby from Jack's Aquarium about a month ago. Hearing these guys are herbivores I bought some green seaweed for him(did not like that the first ingredient in any algae wafers was fish meal...). I have yet to ever see him eat and it looks like he is getting thinner. Should I try algae wafers with him? Is there another food I can use? Thanks for your help!
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-15-2012, 05:13 PM
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Is this a Fresh or Salt water tank?
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-15-2012, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a Fresh or Salt water tank?
He's a freshwater tank but I do add salt to it (just over 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons). He'd been at Jack's for awhile before I bought him and they had no issues with him in their freshwater tanks.
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-15-2012, 07:59 PM
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Well Seaweed is a different plant than Algae. He is an algae eater and needs to be added to an established tank that has a good carpet of algae on rocks. If that is not available then algae disc may work. Try to overlook the first ingredient, or check a different brand.
He must be eating something but doesn't sound like he is getting much. Good luck. Keep us posted.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-03-2012, 08:06 PM
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mine eats algae wafers
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