01-24-2009, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Twistersmom
Yea, I think you are right. Now I am confused on what type of water is best for desert gobies. Some say freshwater, others say light brackish.
There was an article in TFH last year (and, strangely, one in 2005 or 6) about these guys. They need very hard and brackish water. Both Hard and Brackish. I believe it was lightly brackish, but I would have to dig up the article and check.
Mike Hellweg, a regular contributor to TFH and author of at least one aquarium book, has an article he wrote for AFI that's posted here
. He's got his head screwed on pretty darn well, so I would take what he says to heart.
According to Mike, they can enjoy broadly variable salinity. Also according to Mike, you'll need a source of live worms, either your own culture or a LFS that sells them. Live brine and daphnia are good too. Frozen they'll sometimes eat grudgingly, flake & pellet rarely.