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PostPosted: 2006.06.11(Sun)15:57    Post subject: Clown gobies Reply with quote

I know many gobies are typically jumpers. Are clown gobies typically jumpers?
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sunshine84
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PostPosted: 2006.06.11(Sun)19:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. I have 2 Coral Gobies and they spend most of their time sitting in the corals. They only really swim for food, or if they see my hand (they like sitting in my hand!). I've never had a problem with these fish trying to jump - so I doubt you'd have anything to worry about there.

They're awesome little fish though. Mine always seem to know what's going on. Whenever I'm at the side of the tank, they'll sit there and watch me. Sometimes, they'll actually swim right next to the glass to see what you're doing. They really are wonderful little fish! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2006.07.06(Thu)21:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinkin' about getting a Green Clown Goby for my 10g FOWLR and I have a few questions.
-Are they hard to feed?
-Can you add two at the same time if they are young or do the get aggressive?
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PostPosted: 2006.07.06(Thu)22:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

the clown goby I got I couldn't manage to get it feeding so I would just make sure its feeding before you make your purchase.

to my knowlege clown gobies are simular to clownfish and can change their sex. can't remember exactly how it works with them and who changes sex ect but I would say that if you got 2 they would become a pair.

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PostPosted: 2006.07.07(Fri)9:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! To make a pair for example, would I need to get 2 Green gobies or like 2 Black Gobies or would they mix like 1 green and 1 black?
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PostPosted: 2006.07.09(Sun)5:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are completely different species so yes I would say you need two from the same species for them to become a pair.

andrew
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PostPosted: 2006.07.11(Tue)17:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

As for the feeding, my late (it was ick not starvation Sad ) green clown goby was really tough to feed, he didn't eat for almost a week after I got him even though he was eating at the store, and by that point he was a skeleton. I did get him accepting Cyclop-Eeze, but he would only eat a tiny bit in one feeding, probably only enough to keep him alive. I think he might have been more or less a fluke though because we have others at work that are fat and happy. Good luck with them!
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PostPosted: 2006.07.17(Mon)19:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a clown goby at my pet store, it looked exactly like a citron clown goby but was green. is it a clown goby.
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PostPosted: 2006.07.18(Tue)2:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

probably! clown goby is just a common name and there are several species that go by that name. did it look like this: http://www.atlantareefclub.org/06fish/013-Green-Clown-Goby-fish.jpg ?

from what I have observed by seeing specimins at the lfs ect the green ones do get a bit larger than the yellow clown gobies.

andrew
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