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What type of shrimp can i have that will pair up with a goby, and what kind of goby will pair up with the shrimp?
Not every shrimp will pair up with every goby, in fact there are only a few that will. The shrimp will 99.9% of the time be a pistol shrimp, also called a snapping shrimp. The pistol shrimp is a bottom dwelling shrimp that digs a hole in the sand to live in. The reason that other shrimp don't pair up with gobies is that they are not generally bottom dwellers. The gobies in the pair are mainly from two families the Stonogobiops and Amblygobius. These fish will for the most part pair up with a shrimp. Some of the other common gobies that pair up are Yellow Watchmen Goby, Yasha Goby, High Fin Goby, Orange Spotted goby, Pinkbar Goby, and Steinitz Goby. These are just a few; and keep in mind that each fish and shrimp is different so they aren't guaranteed to pair up. And to be a buzz killer I am not sure that a panda goby and pistol shrimp will pair up because a Panda Goby spends most of its time of the rocks instead of the sand. Keep up the good work and good luck picking out some fish!
 

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Not every shrimp will pair up with every goby, in fact there are only a few that will. The shrimp will 99.9% of the time be a pistol shrimp, also called a snapping shrimp. The pistol shrimp is a bottom dwelling shrimp that digs a hole in the sand to live in. The reason that other shrimp don't pair up with gobies is that they are not generally bottom dwellers. The gobies in the pair are mainly from two families the Stonogobiops and Amblygobius. These fish will for the most part pair up with a shrimp. Some of the other common gobies that pair up are Yellow Watchmen Goby, Yasha Goby, High Fin Goby, Orange Spotted goby, Pinkbar Goby, and Steinitz Goby. These are just a few; and keep in mind that each fish and shrimp is different so they aren't guaranteed to pair up. And to be a buzz killer I am not sure that a panda goby and pistol shrimp will pair up because a Panda Goby spends most of its time of the rocks instead of the sand. Keep up the good work and good luck picking out some fish!
+1 to this. Good research Highland.

I had a Watchman for a while that seemed to have paired with my Blood Red Cleaner Shrimp, but I realized he was just cleaning the Goby every time they were together. I agree with what Highland said.
 

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ok well i think ill just look around for some different fish, or if i see a fish that i fall in love with tomorrow i might just have to pre order it so they will have one somewhere in the next month or so, whenever my tank says so :p again i dont want to hurry thing i just want to make sure it all goes acording to plan, which i know it wont......
 

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just got another 5 lbs of liver rock and am starting rockwork!
 

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Just bought 4 snails and 2 red legged and 2 blue legged hermit crabs! post pics soon.
 

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Pictures!

ok so i got what i said up there ^^^^. :p. 10lbs total now, and the light is on about 5 hrs a day.

dinners ready so im not gonna put captions on them but they should be down there :-?
 

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im back on a tight budget so if u got some recomendations on cheap ones that would be great :p. also do i need to feed the inverts in there now? ill be gone for 2 days on vacation, so i got some auto feeders for my 2 other FW tanks, but idk bout this one.
 

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just got back and nothings dead but there is a bit of poop i need to clean. didnt know snails pooped so much lol
 

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okay so i just went out and did some dirty work (moving mulch for some new plants, 15 square yards :O) and i now have enough money to pay off my mom for the fish i bought for my freshwaters and for a shrimp or new heater, maybe even a fish. As for fish if that is the route i choose i will get one that i emailed to the LFS to see if they can order it.

I have a few questions though, 1: what should i add first, shrimp or goby?
2: for summer it gets a bit hot here, should i get a mini clamp on fan to cool off the lamp so it doesnt heat the tank so much?
3: can i just make a DIY atinic, silly question but do attinics come in LED or the shape of an LED because im pretty good at messing with LEDs. i could put the light in a medium sized book light that clamps on to the side of the tank and i can just use that as the case and put a atinic with a cord in it.


As for the heater it heats the tank to around 80F and at night the heater struggles to keep it at 78F. i will eventualy get a new one because im planning a refuge, but should i get it now or wait?

So, refuge plans are simple, just gonna sit under the tank in the stand, ill use a bulkhead for intake and pump for out. as for the contents, it will be my skmmer (which is working great), 6inch of sand, about 7lbs of LR, and a little refuge light for some benifitial bacteria. Oh and the heater :p.

i dont think i forgot anything, this update isnt very organized but it will work, please answer the questions above!
 

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just got 2 fish!!!!! a bicolor blenny, and even though i swore i wouldnt be conformist, i got a percula clown lol.... i know, it SOOOOO original..... anyways just aclimating them now, after this ill post pics when they settle in a bit, also got some pics of my cute blenny hiding in his lil shell from the store LOL SoOOOoOOOo adorable.
 

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lol ok coming coming, going now to take some.... im kinda excited to take some, but the blenny doesnt want to come out, i think my rockwork was to good lol, cnat find him XD
 

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pics!
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my true percula clown from above.
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in the center of the pic there is that really white edge of the cave, right next to that the little black round thing is the blennies head lol, best shot i could get, ill try harder in a bit :p
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my true perc from the side, he is adorable... at least i think its a he lol:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

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more more more!!!
all my clown lol... the blenny is still hiding in the shadows so i cant get a good shot...
 

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awwwww the blenny didnt make it the night.... i guess ill just get my money back and get a small goby on thursday.
 

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oh forgot to say... yesterday night i found a tiny shrimp (hopefuly not mantis) that came with the rock and a bristle worm.... ive heard a lot of conterversy about these worms.... it was pink and burrowed right into the ground as i shone my flashlight on it.... what should i do about this...


btw the clown is doing great so i think the blenny had an infection before i got him
 

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ok so im pretty sure its not a bristle worm or fire worm. ill look again tonight.


clownfish are so adorible but they have:twisted:NO FEAR:twisted: lol..... i came right up to the tank grabbed a flake of food and held it, he came right up and snatched it out of my hand... OMG ARE THEY STRONG!!! since the blenny died (R.I.P. buddy:BIGangel:) im going to get another clown, probably a black one.... ive fallen in love:love::BIGkissy: lol now im just messing with smileys, i guess ill stop now :lol:
 
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