dragon goby tank size for just 1
ok so I was just given a dragon goby from a friend who didnt want it because he bought it not realizing that it was a brackish fish. So i got an extra tank (a 10 gallon) that I had and created a brackish setup for him. basicly what the tank is now is gravel, a 10 gallon filter, a heater and a hiding place. Im still working on getting a lid for it.
So my question is, will it be OK to keep him in that 10 gallon tank for a while or does he require something bigger? Im not really that concerned with him growing alot or anything but I was wondering will he stay healthy/be happy in a 10 gallon tank? Right now it is only him but I was thinking id go get a bumblebee goby or 2 to accompany him if it wont crowd it to much.
Well, it really depends on what size he is. If he is only a couple of inches he will be fine for a while, but once he grows a bit he will need an upgrade. Also, watch out for just popping him into the brackish tank, as he's probably not used to salt from being kept in a freshwater at the store. You'll want to put him in almost completely/entirely freshwater and gradually raise the salinity.
You'll also want to switch the substrate from gravel to sand. Those guys have a tendency to eat gravel and make themselves very sick.
I'd say that unless he's extremely tiny, the bumblebee gobies will overcrowd him.
hes is probly about 5 inches long. ive heard that fish wont grow unless they have a tank big enough to allow them to. is that true for gobies?
you think that just 1 or 2 bumblebees will be to much?
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