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koko maung
11/14/2016, 04:54 PM
Hello guys,

When I was looking at my refugium today, I found some baby fish swimming around. I think they are from my neon goby pair. I don't know how they end up there. Good thing is my refugium is in separate tank. It has very low flow and may pods. However, I am not sure what to feed them nor how to care for them. Can you guys please give me some advice? Can i feed them tiny flake food?

Thanks

White-Queen
11/14/2016, 05:29 PM
Oh my gosh that's amazing!! How cool


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sabeypets
11/21/2016, 08:32 PM
They are Mysis shrimp or some kind of an amphipod.

OrionN
11/23/2016, 07:33 AM
^^^
I agree that they are most likely Mysis shrimps.

Kawasaki213
11/23/2016, 11:55 PM
at 1 point I had some in my 6 gallon jbj. The parents were blowing them out of their mouth....They all ended up in the sponge in the overflow chamber....gone within 30 minutes!

SantaMonica
11/24/2016, 07:34 PM
Wow I'd love to set up a nano just for them.

koko maung
12/06/2016, 12:47 AM
They are Mysis shrimp or some kind of an amphipod.

^^^
I agree that they are most likely Mysis shrimps.

They are not Mysis shrimp. Here are a new pics that I just took.
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g380/gabloo/IMG_3037_zpsmemkhas1.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/gabloo/media/IMG_3037_zpsmemkhas1.jpg.html)

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g380/gabloo/IMG_3044_zpsqr2ypjjl.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/gabloo/media/IMG_3044_zpsqr2ypjjl.jpg.html)

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g380/gabloo/IMG_3055_zpsxiahlvwd.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/gabloo/media/IMG_3055_zpsxiahlvwd.jpg.html)

OrionN
12/06/2016, 06:24 AM
It is indeed a fish, not shrimp.

gogo7
12/06/2016, 03:04 PM
yep koko, those are definitely gobie larvae. they eat extremely small live planktons, and can be finicky. if you have brine shimp eggs, you can start them and add a few to the fuge when you're expecting. you might get survivors. there's a few threads here about cultivating live first foods. my advice, try a piece of seaweed rotting in some dirty tankwater for a few days and try feeding a few drops of the protists from that, if you can sustain them til they get big enough for bbs, you might be successful. if you can get rotifers, they'll probably be a good choice as a first or second live food.
my experience is with stonogobiops, and i have had little success over the years.
i have a batch this morning going into a kriesel....the setup is a pain. i already feel the failure setting in. don't let that discourage you.
keep us posted. i'm interested.

koko maung
12/06/2016, 07:59 PM
yep koko, those are definitely gobie larvae. they eat extremely small live planktons, and can be finicky. if you have brine shimp eggs, you can start them and add a few to the fuge when you're expecting. you might get survivors. there's a few threads here about cultivating live first foods. my advice, try a piece of seaweed rotting in some dirty tankwater for a few days and try feeding a few drops of the protists from that, if you can sustain them til they get big enough for bbs, you might be successful. if you can get rotifers, they'll probably be a good choice as a first or second live food.
my experience is with stonogobiops, and i have had little success over the years.
i have a batch this morning going into a kriesel....the setup is a pain. i already feel the failure setting in. don't let that discourage you.
keep us posted. i'm interested.

Thanks. I will try your advice.

Rakie
12/06/2016, 10:46 PM
Very cool!!! Good luck man, I hope you have some survivors!

ginpang
01/09/2017, 08:49 PM
Did any survive?


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