Animal Stories - Gobies and Dartfish


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Rachel Dixon - 2004-04-14
My pink-spot goby is a fantastic character. once,when i fed him and the rest of my fish with a cube of frozen brine shrimp,he leaped up and grabbbed nearly all of the food in his huge mouth. He was chewing on it for the rest of the day! He is now such a lovely and striking fish!

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Geoff - 2008-02-05
Just an observation. The Valenciennea strigata and all other Valenciennea gobys' are definitely not a good reef fish.
It is constantly digging the substrate for food and deleting beneficial organisms that the reef owner would want. Not to mention, they then deposit the substrate all over the expensive corals.

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  • Bob - 2010-12-04
    I agree with Geoff and have mixed feelings about this fish. It sifts sand which prevents a carpet of algae from forming, but it constantly grabs mouthfulls of sand and then swims about 8-10 inches up before releasing it. That sprinkles it over everything below. I have had mine a week, and not sure how long it will stay or if I can rearrange the corals away from the sand.
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sean - 2010-06-10
My pink spotted gobbie is a real cheeky little fella, Mr mischief.... I have seen him chilling in my mushroom coral, almost using it for a sun bed?
He eats just about everything even my cleaner shrimps, I woke one morning to find half still hanging out of his mouth! And with a full belly.
Fun little fella.

Sean

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Heidi - 2010-07-08
Have a pair of sleeper goldenseal and what an amazing experience
It is to watch and observe. Likes the smallest pieces of chum, so I
call it. Shrimp, white fish, algae and such forth. Then go through the sand and grab the smallestest and then jeeps sifting. They have a few hiding places under rocks and such. Good eaters but like small shrimp& crustations! Cool fish.

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Fishman - 2009-05-12
Hi I have a betta and I am looking to see if I could go saltwater, and the neon goby looks like the one for me!

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  • neon goby lover :) - 2010-03-01
    Neon gobbies are extremely easy to keep, but watch out for their disappearances.They are also lots of fun and will bring joy to your life
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chris - 2007-08-14
My Pink-spotted goby came with my tank setup. He was nearly full grown and has maybe grown an inch. He's about 6" long from lips to tail. Very fun and one of my favorite fish. Plan for your sand and subsequent rockwork to be adjusted by this guy.

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jon - 2007-04-19
yeah.. i have a golden head sleeper and he is extremely territorial of his burrow. he sift sands onto the passing fish and wont let any one hang out by his burrow. i dont think this fish is as peaceful as its reputaion proceeds it. i found my close to dead sweetlips in his burrow once when i came from work, that fish is no longer in my tanks.

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Heather - 2006-03-23
I was so excited to get my Goby home. I named him Archie (after Archie Bunker) because he has the personality of a grumpy old man. I dont like the fact that every time my little Regal tang swims by, my Goby will bite it, and keep on biting at her until she swims away. That is almost a daily occurance. I am barely able to give any flakes to my crab, or shrimp because he takes it every time, and he even bites the claw. Boy, he sure does bite hard. I am thinking of returning him because of that.

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Anonymous - 2006-02-04
Catalina gobys are really great for the small marine tank. They add movement to the tank especially if you have a group.

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Anonymous - 2005-09-19
I've kept a golden headed sleeper goby in a tank with a seahorse, and this wasn't a good idea, as the goby was quite rough and quick moving around the seahorse.

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