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Old 10-14-2008, 10:10 AM
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Default Diamond Goby Suicide. First death in my reef tank:(

I bought a diamond goby about 2 weeks ago to clean my sand up. He did a great job, had it spotless in less then a week.

Last week I went out of town for a few days. When I got back, I did not see the goby, I though he was just hiding in his burro. After the 2nd day, I started looking a little harder, and feared that he jumped.

My stand is kind of unique in that the tank is completely encased in the stand/canopy. The stand and canopy are connected in the back to hide all of the plumbing. There are only 2 spots he could jump out of the water at and he found one of them.

I was planing on covering those 2 spots with screen, but did not get to it before I went out of town. I didn't think it would be an issue either because I never saw the goby leave the surface of the sand.

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Old 10-14-2008, 10:14 AM   #2
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That sucks. I've had mine for about 2 weeks also. I love to see him go at it with the sand. Those fish are great! Whenever, you decide to get another fish......go for the same one! Just cover your holes first.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:18 AM   #3
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Are you it was suicide? Do you watch cold case files? I would ask around maybe the tankmates didn't like him.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:29 AM   #4
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Are you it was suicide? Do you watch cold case files? I would ask around maybe the tankmates didn't like him.
am with you on this one AV8

3 wk ago my watchman did a fly boy act, and my cat got a new toy all at once
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:23 AM   #5
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i bought a diamond and it didnt make it through the first night same issue

have 2 dragon goby's though, 1 in each tank and they do great, same job different look and a bit more personable, doesnt seem nearly as skittish.

sorry for the loss though
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:33 PM   #6
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Sorry to here of your loss, I have a yellow watchman--love him. He is so small that he doesn't clean much sand--he also never leaves the bottom.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:40 PM   #7
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Sorry for the loss. I think someone chased him out. luna
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I always wonder.. I think that maybe they think there's another pool of water on the other side or something.
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I always wonder.. I think that maybe they think there's another pool of water on the other side or something.
why shouldn't they.....the ocean is endless to them. lol Sorry for the loss.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:26 PM   #10
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Sorry for the loss. I think someone chased him out. luna
I think you may be right, Luna. My starry blenny and blue tang didn't care for the him very much. They would chase him around a bit, and tip at his fins. Every time I saw it happen, the goby would zip into his burro. I never saw him leave the bottom 2" of the tank though.

I went to my LFS (Seahorse in Portland, OR) to find a replacement. They had several gobys in stock, but I want another diamond. They are going to hold the next one they get in for me!
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