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SeaHorse 04-13-2011 02:37 PM

New FW Bumblebee Gobies
I got 4 young Bumblebee Gobies this past weekend and am struggling as to what to feed them. At the moment I only have Frozen Blood Worms on hand and am thawing and feeding using a turkey baster to get the worms down into where they like to stay. Meanwhile feeding the rest of the tank flake over at the other end, trying to keep the gang occupied, LOL. They seem to spit alot out... but that could be because their tummies would fill fast, before I can get a look at them to see if they are feeding.
My LFS does not stock any frozen foods on a regular basis. (they currently have one pack of the same Frozen Blood Worms if I need more) However in order to get what I need for these little barely 1" long little guys, I will have to drive an hour to one of 3 L(far)FS OR get her to order it in for me. She is not reliable!!!
What else can I get should I make the drive to the city? Or what should I try to order in?
i.e. what do they really love to eat? Thanks for your help. :-?

HMlairy 04-13-2011 02:51 PM

They are very slow in feeding a prefer food like tubiflex, whiteworms, bloodworms and microworms. They will take small quantities of crushed flake food but do not seem to have it as a staple.
Post pictures please, they are adorable :)

redchigh 04-13-2011 02:54 PM

once they get a little bigger (1.5 inches) you can grow your own food.. Blackworms would be great for them.

No reason you can't start now though.. Microworms are fairly easy to grow, and will sink relatively quickly.

I've never kept gobies, but I don't think anything will ever pass up a good, healthy, live food.
They can be ordered online.

aunt kymmie 04-13-2011 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by HMlairy (Post 647262)
Post pictures please, they are adorable :)

No kidding, the nerve of Jackie, tooting her own horn about her cute little new fishes and then NOT EVEN POSTING PICS???? What's up with THAT?? ;-)

SeaHorse 04-13-2011 06:43 PM

Ha Ha!! lol You're funny! :rofl:

Actually Hubby has a camera apparently that has an "'aquarium" setting so I will try it out tonight once it gets dark. There is too much glare on the tank right now from the windows. At the very least I will get a video of the tank... they are so tiny!!!

On a side note... It is actually JAKE-E-baby. my dog Jake`s nick name. My real name is Sharon.

So I will try to get pics/video tonight.

Thank you for the food info. I'm going to see about growing/raising my own food for them. Fun. Will keep you posted.

aunt kymmie 04-13-2011 07:04 PM

Ok, Sharon, I'll let you slide on the pics, but only until tomorrow!! Looking forward to seeing these "little bees". :-)

SeaHorse 04-14-2011 10:49 PM

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Here are some pics.... the last one is just light from the lamp reflecting on his tummy!

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SeaHorse 04-14-2011 11:26 PM

And a video... that 's the dog's squeakie toy in the background.

HMlairy 04-15-2011 02:06 AM

Buzz buzz buzzzz :)
And don't worry about the dog toy, it makes a change to the usual angelic music people put on their fish videos :P

aunt kymmie 04-15-2011 05:43 PM

Sharon, not only did you post pics, you did a video too!
I take back every mean thing I ever said about you. :lol:
Those little gobies are ADORABLE!! (I just love a house where a dog can have fun!!)

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