04-28-2008, 09:45 PM
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The YWG is a sand sifting goby, and will pull most of his food directly from the sand while sifting it. They tend to stress very easy when moved, and it can take up to 6 - 8 wks before they start to venture out of their caves. This is normal behavior.
Please do not rely on flake foods to feed a YWG. Brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, spectrum pellet food, and formula 1 frozen food are all good options, and if you alternate between them, you're sure to have a fat and well nourished fish. Also, be careful not to overfeed, as that will only serve in polluting the tank, and that will make your fish sick. Just a very small amount once/day is all that is needed.
If you are in a hurry to help him adjust, try leaving the lights out before feeding time. This will encourage him to come out to look for food a bit sooner...