Grady.... thanks!! :D Yeah I think these goby's are just hilarious to watch!! Its amazing how some of these fish seem to have their own little personalities.
When I introduced the Rusty, he definitely wasn't trying to jump out near him. He's the largest fish I've added so far and most of them were a little intimidated by his size. He's part of the "gang" now though. He likes to be near the purple Firefish.
Originally Posted by Inga
Well, I am late to the party but I have to say it is a blast to be able to watch the progress of a tank build all in one day. ha ha It looks awesome! I am not brave enough to do salt water as I am far too new to the hobby but I am in awe of all salt water tanks.
In the one video it looked as though your shrimp was tryng to go after your little yellow fish. Are there any concerns of that? What about if your clownfish do end up mating, would you take them out of the big tank? Would the shrimp eat the babies?
Well, the initial cost is more than FW... but honestly in terms of "hours" of maintenance, I spend a LOT less maintaining these! Of course if someone got sick or something it would be a lot more, but that would be with any fish, FW or salt. I used my experience with my FW tanks, and one 55g planted tank, as learning tools for this. But there are definitely a LOT of ways it is different.
As far as that shrimp goes, he is actually a "cleaner" shrimp. I'm not worried about him attacking the Goby unless something weird happened, like if he got really sick or died. It is really cool to see him "clean" a fish... (I have yet to catch it on video!!) If there is a fish that wants to be cleaned and is receptive to him when they feel his whiskers, they will stop in front of him and let him pick off whatever is on them to eat! If you've seen Finding Nemo he's like Jacques, the shrimp that lives in the tank in the dentist's office. In fact of course Jacques is our shrimp's name. My 4 yr old son names them
If the clowns ever ended up having babies... I would imagine i would have to be doing some tank transferring back and forth with certain inhabitants. Since they are still really young I'm not worried about it at this point. I am definitely going to start studying mating behaviors more later on so I can see if they are trying. Even at that, there is probably only a very slim chance they would have babies. But it is definitely good for them to be a mated pair so they will get along better.