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Old 01-24-2011, 05:45 PM   #11
 
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i prefer diamond goby which can clean your sand bed. yellow watchman will do nothing for your tank
Yes, I know the diamond goby also pairs up with shrimp, and that they clean tanks. Yellow Watchman are probably my favorite SW fish in the hobby, though. I'd love to have one in my tank!

Thanks for the suggestion, though!
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:33 AM   #12
 
Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you gain knowledge, would you mind updating your blog with extra information? It is extremely useful for me.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:56 PM   #13
 
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I ended up finally getting a pistol shrimp which I believe is a Randall's. Dropped him directly in front of the goby and he ran into the back corner and found his OWN space. Problem is, he is TEENY TINY (less than half the length of the goby) and never comes out of his hole. I hope after he grows some they will find each other again. Their hideouts are only about 4-5 inches from each other.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:56 PM   #14
 
Here are my two gobies.

A yellow Headed Sleeper Goby (Valenciennea.Strigata)





And a Black lined Sleeper Goby (Valenciennea Helsdingenii)




In my Q tank right now but only a day or two away from going into my 180 DT.

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Old 03-04-2011, 11:09 PM   #15
 
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Wow! Beautiful gobies! I saw that yellow headed sleeper at a saltwater fish store and have been wondering what it was ever since! I really love the way those look!
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:40 AM   #16
 
becareful they would likely jump off your tank,have to be very tide covering
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:01 AM   #17
 
I have 100% glass tops covering the tank it's not possible to jump out to the floor. I wonder if they could jump into the corner overflows tho. I have quite a flow rate going and they either would get jammed up in my 1" overflow tubing or at a half closed 1" ball valve before the sump. Are they skilled jumpers, accuracy wise, or just taking leaps of faith? the space available to make it into the overflows is pretty small with the tops on the tank. I cant say impossible but they would have to be able to have very good accuracy. I was thinking of hitting the Hobby Lobby for some plastic canvas and zip tying it around the edges of the overflows just as some added insurance.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:40 PM   #18
 
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oh

i own several gobies...i have a breeding pair of yellow watch mans with pistol shrimp as well.what was your question.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:02 PM   #19
 
yes they are jumpers but yellow watchman. the past year i had 4 diamond goby 3 were jump off and one dead in the tank, last week my goldhead goby was dead in tank may be the problem is i have an yellow angel its a very aggressive to the new fishes. if u don't have an aggressive fish it may not happen to u
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:35 AM   #20
 
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Wow! Alot of people keep goby! I don't know if I had a question right now, I guess I wanted to see how many of you guys keep Goby. I might get a YWG at the end of this summer, because I don't know how hot the saltwater tank will get, and the damsels may be more suited for the summer. I will see what I can do to cool it down.

Thanks for posting!
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