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stephanieleah 03-21-2010 11:54 PM

red lipstick goby
 
hey y'all

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 : )

stephanieleah 03-22-2010 10:49 PM

bumpity bump : )

Mean Harri 03-22-2010 10:59 PM

Since I've never heard of these until now I did a Google. I think it returned as many hits about lipstick the makeup as it did the fish. There was a thread on another forum where the general gist sounds like Gobies and shrimp are not such a great idea. Some have Gobies that don't bother them and someone mentioned the Lipstick Gobie loving anything that fits into its mouth. Especially shrimp.
Good luck on your quest for info.

batch 05-13-2010 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stephanieleah (Post 348654)
hey y'all

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


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