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ZooTycoonMaster 10-11-2007 11:38 PM

White Cheeked Goby/Knight Goby?
 
I have seen these at a LFS, and am thinking about getting it for my 20 gallons brackish tank (1 Flounder, 1 Bumblebee Goby, 1 Butterfly Goby), but I need to know more information about them. Has anyone kept these? What is their maximum size, what they eat, and if they will be compatible with my other fish? Thanks!

Lupin 10-12-2007 05:50 PM

Re: White Cheeked Goby/Knight Goby?
 
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Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster
I have seen these at a LFS, and am thinking about getting it for my 20 gallons brackish tank (1 Flounder, 1 Bumblebee Goby, 1 Butterfly Goby), but I need to know more information about them. Has anyone kept these? What is their maximum size, what they eat, and if they will be compatible with my other fish? Thanks!

What species of flounder are you planning to keep? I find 20 gallons rather too small for one.:?

Is this the butterfly goby you're planning to keep? http://www.aqualandpetsplus.com/Oddb...sp%20Fishl.htm Evidently, you should realize the bumblebee gobies are likely to disappear at this rate.

For your knight goby, read this.
http://badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile98.html

In my opinion, the bottom dwelling is far too overcrowded. Stick with either knight goby or bumblebee goby which you should buy in a small group. You cannot keep both.

ZooTycoonMaster 10-12-2007 06:57 PM

But the store I'm buying them from has them in the same tank...if I buy them both at the same time, won't they get along?

Lupin 10-12-2007 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster
But the store I'm buying them from has them in the same tank...if I buy them both at the same time, won't they get along?

That does not mean you can keep both together. In the long run, fish can eventually change the way they behave and may harm their own tankmates depending on the species. Anyway, why bother to follow the lfs? I don't find their manner of stocking any reliable at all. Furthermore, the stocks may still be young enough to turn against each other and the stocks do not stay in their tanks before long.

ZooTycoonMaster 10-12-2007 07:06 PM

Ok...so should I drop the butterfly goby and get the Knight Goby?

Lupin 10-12-2007 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster
Ok...so should I drop the butterfly goby and get the Knight Goby?

Yes.:)

LeopardCent 10-12-2007 08:39 PM

Beware the Butterfly Goby is venemous.........trust me be carefull when messing sround in your tank.....it burns....alot, but on the upside, i guarantee youll never let it happen again.

ZooTycoonMaster 10-12-2007 08:52 PM

It's ok, I'm not getting the Butterfly Goby. But I'm wondering if I should get more than one bumblebee goby :?:

Are there any surface-dwelling brackish fish that could fit into a 20 gallon tank?

Lupin 10-12-2007 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster
It's ok, I'm not getting the Butterfly Goby. But I'm wondering if I should get more than one bumblebee goby :?:

You should.
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Are there any surface-dwelling brackish fish that could fit into a 20 gallon tank?
There are some rainbowfish that do tolerate brackish conditions however please research carefully with the species you get. Mollies are also tolerant of brackish to full marine conditions.

jcarter 10-15-2007 04:52 AM

you'd have more than enough room to get more than one bumblebee as they max out somewhere under 2". you just have to be sure to spread their hiding places throughout the tank since they are territorial.


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