Jaw fish need deep substrate?

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    Yeah! So does 4 inches to some...... :shock:
     
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    i got 6 inches on mine... :shock:
     
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    It would be best.But as long as the tanks stable,it would be alright.
     
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    Eli you can get away with 3" but that is the bare minimum. Eggcrate isnt small enough to keep a jawfish in. You need to use something 1/4"x1/4" the nylon UV proof mesh works the best. They use it to keep birds from eating fruit and you should be able to find it at a greenhouse/nursery etc.
     
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    sounds good.
     
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    Does the whole sandbed have to be 4-6"? Or could I make a sloped sandbed?
     
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    Now that I have a jaw fish, seems like they prefer to have the hole in the front of that tank where they can see us. I suppose you could have more sand in the front and near the LR.
     
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    Hmm... Well, I'm working on a 6' long tank, and 4" of sand is a lot in a tank that large... So was wondering if I could make a foot or so of 4" sand, then gradually slope it down to 2"...
     
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    Tanked you really dont need to have that deep of a sandbed. you will be alright with a minimum of 3". If you really want to learn quite a bit about them check out the Bluespot Jawfish club at reefsanctuary.com
     
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    Well, from watching mine building his burrow progressively, clearly he could survive with just 3". At first he just slided under a LR and push out the sand side way. He has been making the inside of the burrow deeper everyday. Clearly he prefer the burrow going straight down. As of yesterday, I could see the hole going straight down and he could float above his burrow and slide back down slowly every so often.

    To keep him happy, I would really recommend get as deep as you can afford.
     
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