Diamond Watchman Goby

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    pretty fish!

    just reading the description, you MIGHT be able to get away with 2, but it might be iffy, unless they pair up for mating.
     
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    I would say NO. :twocents:

    I had one in a 30g tank. Great sand sifter. I have a DSB in the display, so it was the perfect fish for keeping the sand stirred. Sadly, I had to leave my wife in charge of feeding the fish while I was at work and he starved to death over a few months time. I didn't notice it for a couple months and when I finally did it was impossible to fatten him back up to healthy proportions. They need a lot of food and you need to turn off the pumps to reduce flow in the tank. They aren't great at swimming after their food. They can do it, but it's a lot of energy to swim around and suck in tiny bits of food.

    They do much better if pea sized chunks are placed near their burrow or squirted almost in front of their face. That way they can easily suck up big gulps of meaty bits. They DO eat a lot and require diligent care and feeding.

    Not a fish that you can just dump food in the tank and expect them to survive -- unless you DRASTICALLY overfeed the tank every day.

    Thats just my opinion based on the one I had. Each fish is different, so use your own judgement.
     
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    If you get two different sexes, then yes...if not then no... Although it may be difficult to tell the difference. If you want two sand shifters, get a diamond goby and a bullet goby, they should do fine together.
     
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    lol. i think my daughter is happy to help with that.
     
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    what about one of these fish and my mandrin goby, think they would compete for space or food?
     
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    really? The description looks almost identical between the 2. This is a different kind?
     
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    Yep.The ones I linked to,actually do better in pairs.
    When we've got em at the store,they will always be paired up.Usually one hanging just above the other.
     
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    yote is exactly right. I in fact almost got a pair a while back. but never did. I would do 2 sleeper gobies if you want 2 instead of 1.
     
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    How about a Blue Spotted Jawfish?
     
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    The blue dot is like $150. No way man! lol. The yellow headed one is more reasonable for like $25. Never thought of getting a Jawfish though.
     
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    oh, nvm. It requires 5-7 inch of substrate!!
     
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    After watching the youtubes about jawfish, I'm gonna get more substrate to get one. They look fun! Would jawfish have problem with gobies?
     
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    I totally agree. I have a pink spotted goby and a bullet goby and they do great in my 125. Two of the same type goby will be bad news unless they are a mated pair.
     
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