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red lipstick goby
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 : )
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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.
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:
Actually keeping one at the moment, very cool little fish.
not a great picture but - http://s8.postimg.org/m6zju9iid/lipstick_goby.jpg
I've only had success feeding live worms like tubifex or small red worms from a culture I keep in the backyard. Be warned where you buy live tubifex worms from though because sometimes the water in which they are kept can be contaminated with parasites like Ick. As for who might be compatible I can only give you my experience with them. I keep him/her in a odd-ball tank with a few otocinclus and pepper corys. Oh and also one male crowntail betta. So far no aggression. As for shrimp I wouldn't recommend because they are part of their food source. Hope this helps. Have a nice day!
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