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Nano 16g w/ rainbow goby!
Old 11-23-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
 
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Nano 16g w/ rainbow goby!

So a water change has shown my ph and kh stable enough to stock my kids 16g. Its on the softer side of water maybe slowly changing with water changes back to neutral. So my daughter being a "big" girl culled her first fish tonight. Her betta thats about 5yrs old had seemed at its end the last few months so it was time for it to go and moved the last guppy into her bedroom tank. The kids decided on rainbow gobies for their 16g so we just acclimated them and now thimking about what else if anything can go in their Tank. Suggestions are welcome. And here are the lil newbies
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
 
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Lovely.Some suggestions~ Scarlet badis, clown killies, CPD's,harlequin rasboras, P. Gertrudae, green tetras.Not all of these, pick one type.
Maybe something fun and elusive like a hara jerdoni. The kids might enjoy some peaceful fish and some cherry or other easy to keep shrimp like Rillis.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
 
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Thanks for the suggestions !
I love p. gertrudae. I didn't think of that . But do you think seeing as they like a group that a 16g bow front is enough ? They're from exactly the same place a my frilled dragon .
So update for today. These little gobys are in no way shy! If I approach the tank the swim right up to me and sit on the closest leaf. And seem to really enjoy each other . When they're not sliding down the glass( lol) or cleaning the leaves they are together side by dude or piled up. Adorable. Seems possible a male and female . Fibs are an iridescent blue and red on the possible male.



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Old 11-24-2013, 06:59 PM   #4
 
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I absolutely adore the gobies and miss keeping them. I love your photos of them. It's nice when they buddy up that way. When I kept them most hung in a group, except one little trouble maker that was a different type it turned out. He did not get along with the others. Mine were the blue. I was told the lone one was a rainbow but he did not look like yours.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:10 PM   #5
 
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Here is a pic of one of the P. gertrudae I kept. eta: I am blind, there is actually a male and female in this pic
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:43 PM   #6
 
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Aww they are a couple of cute little gobies!
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:09 PM   #7
 
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When I kept them most hung in a group, except one little trouble maker that was a different type it turned out. He did not get along with the others. Mine were the blue. I was told the lone one was a rainbow but he did not look like yours.
The term rainbow goby seems pretty loosley thrown around and highly debated. What I have are either S. Ornatus or s. Elegans but i can think of another handful that get refered to as rainbow. Their ability to change color makes it super hard to differentiate.

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Here is a pic of one of the P. gertrudae I kept. eta: I am blind, there is actually a male and female in this pic
wow. Now thats a pretty fish.
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Aww they are a couple of cute little gobies!
They are totally huggable . Im very happy the kids liked them.
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #8
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Stop buying all the fish I want to get! First it was the threadfin rainbows and now it's Stiphodons! I'm getting jealous of your nice fish!

Honestly I have no clue about the dimensions of a 16 gallon bowfront. I was planning on my next tank being a river tank look though and many of those fish would work well for you (since you might already have the S. elegans I want!). You can check out Tanichthys sp "neon yellow", Vietnamese white clouds, Danio tinwini, and Microdevario kubotai for some other options not mentioned.

Did I meant yet that I'm jealous?
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:24 PM   #9
 
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So I'm guessing perhaps you're jealous, Cory? Lol
No I'm not going to stop buying fun fish . Btw thanks for the ideas . I don't know what TFK would be without all these great keepers full if great stocking ideas . Makes this all so much more fun.


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Old 12-03-2013, 12:38 AM   #10
 
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Just an update.
All is great with these adorable gobies. I've discovered a great feeding system for them since really they dont take prepared foods. In one of my tanks with crazy high LED light I have DGs. Well they steal plants and bits of plants creating nests at thevwater surface right under the extreme light. Algae grows on whatever the DGs swipe and pile there so now I regularily steal their algae covered plants and plant them in the goby tank. Just temporarily. The two gobies happily clean every inch of those plants then i replace and replant the clean plants and swap for the DGs newest finds!
The gobies are happy with their contant fresh algae and they still cuddle a lot!

I promise more pics once Ive settled in my new dragons. And maybe even more video. They are so cute when workimg on those plants. And also once Ive finished the rack for the dragons 75g and 50g I'll ge to stocking another species in this tank and perhaos another goby or 2.
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