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  1. volleygirlie2414

    volleygirlie2414 Astrea Snail

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    I don't have a skimmer...yet...are they very important?? I have a filter for like a 55 gallon tank though!!

    P.S....I still havent caught the goby sifting...should I be worried??
     
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  3. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    yes VERY important especially with the bio load you have..... Aqua C Remora(hang on back=HOB) is what I have on my 55gal, Great skimmer and not too expensive!!... Don't go cheap on those..you get what you pay for! Is your goby an engineer goby? is it a baby(1-2")? if it is, mine just swam around a lot and didn't sift until it was about 1/2 grown.
     
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    volleygirlie2414 Astrea Snail

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    I will be getting a skimmer VERY soon...don't worry...umm, he is a spiny cheek goby...he is like 2ish inches long including tail...I have never heard of his type, and can't find any info on him...[​IMG]
     
  5. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    oh boy, how big is your fuzzy lion, if the goby you have isn't wider than your lions mouth then you are going to hava missing goby in a few days. and as long as your goby is eating frozens then no worries, be happy he isn't sifting cause once he does you are going to have a sand storm/or rock slides on your hands. the pic didn't work for me and i haven't heard of a spiny cheek goby before, could you describe it? you may also want to look at the coralife super skimmers the hang on tank version works very well with a few simple mods.
     
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    volleygirlie2414 Astrea Snail

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    The goby is MUCH larger than the lion...He (the goby) is white with irridescent bluish/purpilish spots...he has a yello stripe in his tail, and when I put in spectrum he tried to eat it, but it looked like he sifted it out...is that supposed to happen?? He is one wierd fish...
     
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    volleygirlie2414 Astrea Snail

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    volleygirlie2414 Astrea Snail

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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Funny, I've never seen that type of goby before. Did your LFS tell you that it absolutely sifts sand?
     
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    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    that really is an awesome goby...is he eating ok?
     
  12. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    That is a Valenciennea longipinnis aka Sleeper Striped Goby, they get like 6"s and require a mature sandbed or supplemental feeding.