05-13-2010, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by stephanieleah
if anyone has had this fish before, can you house them with shrimp? what did (do) you feed yours? want to put one in my new community tank. will my other bottom dwellers be safe?
thanks in advance : )
Okay better late than never. I've kept one for over a year now. It loves small shrimp - I've watched him hunt down and eat baby RCS. Unlike many other stiphon-type species, this one is pretty much strictly carnivorous. I keep him with several other small feisty gobies (R. wui, stiphon sp.) , 9 yo-yo loaches, emperor tetras and tiger barbs in a 55gal connected via a bridge to a 20gal. Very cool fish. It can and does hold its own against larger fish.
I feed him (and every one else in the tank) frozen shrimp/bloodworms/etc. and some live food. After thawing the frozen food, I dump it in front of a powerhead so it looks alive.
an old thread on these guys: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fi...type-goby.html