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diablo13 09-18-2011 08:40 AM

Bumblebee Goby tank question?
 
Hey all, in the future( after I finish using my 5 gallon for a QT tank) I was considering getting Bumblebee Gobies. I know they need a cycled tank and salt, depending on the species( the ones with broken stripes are brackish, right?) and I was considering feeding them Live Brine Shrimp. My question is, how many could go in a 5 gallon? I was thinking 2. Is this an OK amount? Thanks for any answers!

diablo13 09-19-2011 07:27 PM

Come on, anyone? Please?
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BarbH 09-19-2011 11:25 PM

If you have not looked at the profiles yet, I would check those out. There are several different types of bumblebee gobies. Hopefully this will help giving you a little more info. The profiles can be found at the top of the page second tab from the left, the bumblebee gobies are found under ancient fish. It looks like most of them stay small. Hopefully someone else will chime in with their experience with these guys.

diablo13 09-20-2011 06:05 AM

I did look at the Profiles, only 2 of them are very common in the pet trade, the Nunnus Goby and....sorry, one has a very long name. I was thinking 1-2 might be able to go in there.....
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aldo9266 10-13-2011 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by diablo13 (Post 830253)
Hey all, in the future( after I finish using my 5 gallon for a QT tank) I was considering getting Bumblebee Gobies. I know they need a cycled tank and salt, depending on the species( the ones with broken stripes are brackish, right?) and I was considering feeding them Live Brine Shrimp. My question is, how many could go in a 5 gallon? I was thinking 2. Is this an OK amount? Thanks for any answers!

Hey there. Yeah, two should be fine. I currently have three in my 5 gal with brackish water. The fish do perfectly fine as long as you give them space to claim their own "territory" (maybe some small caves or something) so they can be happy. The aquarium should be cycled as well. These fish are relatively easy to keep - the only hassle could be feeding and keeping the water paramaters straight (which shouldn't be too hard if you're feeding them live brine shrimp, which is what they like, and if you do frequent water changes ect..) In other words, go for it!


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