Goby sitting on my new clam

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  1. ipreferpie

    ipreferpie Plankton

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    Hi there,

    I just got a massive 12" maxima and introduced it into my tank. It looks amazing and seems quite happy. However, my yellow clown goby loves to use it as a sofa. I see it sitting on the clam's mantle every so often. It doesn't seem to bother the clam much but it does retract when the fish moves. Should I worry about it and what should I do if it's a problem? Thanks for your help!
     
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  3. E-rock

    E-rock Plankton

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    As long as he is not nipping at it, then it should be ok. my clown goby tore all the skin off a small mili frag and killed it. Then he also picked at an acan and my once large green brain. Mine obviously likes to eat coral.
     
  4. LukeJustice

    LukeJustice Plankton

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    my YWG loves his clam... goby jumps all over the clam and the clam doesnt mind at all, if any other fish swims anywhere near the clam then it retracts.

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  5. boostednlinefor

    boostednlinefor Fire Worm

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    Can a clam snap shut on the goby or any other fish if it wanted to? I've been thinking of getting one but don't want to loose fish to it
     
  6. Danhodl

    Danhodl Flamingo Tongue

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    That's a good question.....
     
  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes they can, I have seen post of clown fish meeting their end. The more the fish struggles the more the clam clamps down. I am sure it's rare though.
     
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  9. norg.

    norg. Kole Tang

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    I recently introduced an algae blenny to my frag tank and the clam closes when anything comes near it. But after a while it got used to algae blenny and doesnt close anymore. Only for that fish though. Im curious as to how the clam can tell fish apart, but it doesnt do any damage to the clam.
     
  10. LukeJustice

    LukeJustice Plankton

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    yeah i would be interested as well, but the clam KNOWS the difference for sure...
     
  11. norg.

    norg. Kole Tang

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    It definitely does. Beautiful clam by the way. Thats a big a boy. Haha.