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Thread: Rainford's Goby

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    I saw this guy at my LFS, and I had to pick him up. I think it is going to be a challenge to get him eating, but I am going to give it a shot. So far he has been sifting the sand bed, and hasn't made a move at my prepared foods. Has anyone had one of these guys before??? You can see from the pic. that he didn't eat very well at the store.

    At least he has made himself at home in my 12g. He has burrowed out a little home in a crevice between some live rock.

    40g SW

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    Wicked fish!
    10 Gallon - Assorted Items of Interest.

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    You need dried marine algae leaves to get him feeding. Just clip the leaves in the bottom third of the tank, and leave it there for at least 24 hours.
    New marine fish often refuse prepared foods at first. Give him time, and he'll take prepared. At least 1/2 of his diet should be algae-based.
    Those little gobies are very common in reef tanks. Great for beginners.

    Dave
    When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.

    Omnia mutantur nihil interit.

    The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go

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    Great, thank you Dave, I knew you would hook me up!!!!!

    I'll buy some tomorrow.

    And thanks Fenix!
    40g SW

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachfraley
    Great, thank you Dave, I knew you would hook me up!!!!!

    I'll buy some tomorrow.
    But wont it be hungry tonight?
    10 Gallon - Assorted Items of Interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix
    But wont it be hungry tonight?
    lol, I don't think they have dried algae at my 7-11!
    40g SW

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    which of your nano reefs is he in? It seems like your tanks are ovestocked... Nice fish though.
    "Everybody knows, you only live a day, but it's brilliant anyway..."
    Elliott smith

    20g nano reef
    55g FOWLR saltwater
    29g planted freshwater
    10g planted freshwater

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    My 10g has one fish in it (purple dottyback).

    My 12g has a pair of O. clowns and the goby.
    40g SW

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    Here ya go. - Tigerbarb A little something for a friend!! - Patriot Thanks for being there! - NickFish have a gift - mitcore :D - harls_aussie 
    I hope your dwarf gourami gets better!!! - Blue Ram A little something for my troubles - Tigerbarb Here you go mate! - Tolley My gift, lol - Tigerbarb Another one of my gifts lol - Tigerbarb 
    happy birthday - digger MORE!!! - Tigerbarb thanks! - The Red Severum you have no frog lol - angelcakes the closest thing to a moorish idol :) - Tigerbarb 
    here you go :) - OscarFan Have an oscar bud! - Soxfan For you my homie - xximanoobxx Happy Holidays - travie Merry Christmas - KingFisher 

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    Lol nevermind. You should get something else to go with the Purple dottyback if he isn't aggressive. Another dotty back may work.
    "Everybody knows, you only live a day, but it's brilliant anyway..."
    Elliott smith

    20g nano reef
    55g FOWLR saltwater
    29g planted freshwater
    10g planted freshwater

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    awesome fish!

    i got my algae/seaweed strips at petsmart for my tang, for i think $8 the kit comes with a clip and a few feet of seaweed/algae paper

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