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Zombie 07-24-2009 11:26 AM

Dragon Gobie
 
I have a few questions regarding Dragon Gobies..

1. Do they absolutely require brackish water?
2. Will they eat mollies/guppies and or cories if in the same tank?
3. What is a good staple diet?
4. How would they do with a few Gouramis and a guppy if provided enough room?
5. Would it be okay to have a undergravel filter and finer river gravel?
6. How large do they get?
7. What ph level would be ideal for this animal?

My apologies for all of the questions. At my local LFS they /are/ kept in freshwater, so I was curious.

Sincerely,
Zombie

Twistersmom 07-24-2009 12:00 PM

1. Do they absolutely require brackish water?
To keep them in freshwater would shorten their life span and make them very disease prone.
2. Will they eat mollies/guppies and or cories if in the same tank?
They do well with smaller fish, but the goby being brackish, they should not be kept together.
3. What is a good staple diet?
Blackworms, bloodworms, shrimp, algae wafers, & snail jello.
4. How would they do with a few Gouramis and a guppy if provided enough room?
Not well, with the goby being a brackish fish.
5. Would it be okay to have a undergravel filter and finer river gravel?
Yes, but the goby would prefer sand.
6. How large do they get?
Up to 2 feet.
7. What ph level would be ideal for this animal?
A high Ph, mine is doing well in a Ph of 8.

My apologies for all of the questions. At my local LFS they /are/ kept in freshwater, so I was curious.

My lfs keeps them in fresh water as well. I took a good two hours acclimating him to brackish. The fellow working at the store warned me that a lot of people have trouble getting them to eat. He said if it does not eat in the first two days, it may never eat, bring it back and get a different one.
Apparently the goby took very well to brackish. He was netted from the bucket into the tank. I fed the other fish as a distraction when he was released. He was feeling so comfy, he was gobbling up food on his way down to the bottom of the tank.

Zombie 07-24-2009 03:06 PM

Okay, thank you. (:

Pasfur 07-25-2009 07:37 PM

By the way, Mollies do excellent in Brachish water tanks, so they would be an acceptable option for tankmates.

krazygideon 08-16-2009 10:09 PM

dragon gobies ok with, malwali Cichlids and moray eel?

Rohland 08-23-2009 03:51 PM

i dont know about the cichlid and the eel.
but i have heard that mollies can adjust slowly from fresh water to salt. So i think they may do good in brackish.. with the gobie i have no clue


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