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Old 01/13/2018, 12:35 PM   #1
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Adding a second shrimp goby???

Does anyone have any experience adding a second shrimp goby of the same species to an already established single shrimp goby and pistol shrimp? I originally bought two shrimp gobies and a pistol shrimp but one died before they met up and formed the group and I've always wanted to try and throw in another one to see a pair of gobies guarding the lair...


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Old 01/13/2018, 01:14 PM   #2
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If it was smaller maybe that could help. Acclimation box on the bottom of the aquarium wouldn’t hurt. Give them time to become accustomed to each other


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Old 01/13/2018, 01:53 PM   #3
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if it is two stonobobiops you should be fine. a pair of females will live together. but if you add a third and form a sexual pair, the third wheel dies. ime.

but here's the rub..... if you have a pair and only see one fish at the lair, do not assume that the other fish is dead. in fact, i'll assume that your other goby is a male, is living underground with the shrimp and the female is guarding the entrance to the lair.
pay attention to the lair opening. if it closes up... look for a new opening and watch it daily at lights on.. i bet your fish are breeding. check to see if the fish is fat. if she looks like she swallowed a pillow.... you've got a female. also, if you feed her, does she duck down the tunnel afterwards?
what species do you have?


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Old 01/13/2018, 02:14 PM   #4
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It's a Hi Fin Red Banded Goby (Stonogobiops nematodes) and I'm almost 100% sure the 2nd one is dead. The two used to hang out around my heater for 6+ months and then for several months it was just a single goby by the heater before it met up with the shrimp.


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Old 01/13/2018, 02:19 PM   #5
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ok... sorry.


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