Horseshoe crab competing with Goby for food?

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    I just purchased a Diamond Watchman Goby because I wanted to keep my tank as clean as possible. The first invert I purchases was a small horseshoe crab and I love him. He's certainly let my favorite creature in the tank.

    My question is, in a smaller tank (20G long) will these guys compete over food?

    The horseshoe crab often stays buried under the sand and doesn't clean it as I had hoped. I just don't want him to starve.

    What should I do? Trade the Goby and get hosed at the LFS?
     
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    dont know if my yellow watchman goby is much different to your diamond in behaviour but it eats brine and mysis shrimp that i put in tank for my bangaii.i have a cleaner shrimp that goes mad for mysis so there is competition there between my goby, shrimp and bangaii not to mention my hermits etc.all doing well in a 10 gallon.
     
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    I posted on your other thread
     
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    about time someone else came on to help this guy !:thumbsup:
     
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    Thank you!
     
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