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    So it's been on my list of things to do for a very long time. Set up a bumble bee Gobi tank.

    What is a issue for me is the the substrate. Seeing mine will be brackish would miracle reef mud work to make it look authentic enough to be a biotope for them??
    And what's the thoughts on it working?
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    I don't know anything about miracle mud, but I had a couple bumblebee gobies for a while in my brackish tank. Mine wasn't set up as a biotope though.

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    This could depend on the exact species of bumblebee goby you're keeping, and which environment you're trying to mimic. Yes, sometimes they're found over muddier substrates, but this isn't always the case, and in most instances isn't practical for an aquarium. Even when found in estuarine environments, some areas in this habitat could be described more as "sandy" than muddy, so you could opt for any sort of finer, sandier substrate.

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    Hey there,

    A new face to the forum. Hello!!
    Quote Originally Posted by SalmonAfrica View Post
    This could depend on the exact species of bumblebee goby you're keeping, and which environment you're trying to mimic. Yes, sometimes they're found over muddier substrates, but this isn't always the case, and in most instances isn't practical for an aquarium. Even when found in estuarine environments, some areas in this habitat could be described more as "sandy" than muddy, so you could opt for any sort of finer, sandier substrate.

    I don't know how miracle mud might hold up in a display, having never used it, but by all means may be worth a shot if that's what you're going for.
    Species wise that is going to be a little more tricky, seeing they will be ordered and nz importers know less than a new born baby.

    So ideally it should be a common one like Brachygobius xanthozonus. I hope.

    Reef mud is kinda far fetched idea. But in a way would be cool to set it up as close as possible to natural as can be.

    Thank you very much for your help and ideas.

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    So revive this thread from the dead.
    Half way there!

    Need to go down to the river again and get some more small rocks and pebbles to make the substrate look more natural.
    Add some narrow leaf Java.
    And gradually add salt to the mix to get it up to brackishness to suit the bumbles.

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    I like it! I love the little bumblebee gobies and I'm excited to watch this tank grow.

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    I agree, I love bumbles and am planning a fiddler crab tank with maybe a couple of them. I had them a long time ago before I knew that they (big chain store) sold brackish fish as freshwater. After they died I learned why from a LFS owner.
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    Great looking, natural aquascape. I dont know anything about Gobies, it will be nice to follow along and learn.

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    Video done for the new tank.
    Salinity is easy to set up and control.

    Now just a matter of getting the gobies on order.


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    So the bumble bees have arrived.
    Acclimated them.
    And they have coloured up really well.
    Much better than the lps. And a lot more active than the lps.

    Live foods should see these thrive.
    All going well they should spawn in here no issues, apart from the possible brackish issue as in if I remember correctly these spawn in fresh water not brackish.

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