Yellow clown goby not eating

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    bridget111188

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    I recently purchased a yellow clown goby. I went to feed the tank tonight and the goby looked hungry. I prepared frozen mysis shrimp and put it in the tank. The goby was moving back and forth as to stalk the shrimp. It took the the shrimp in its mouth chewed it a bit then spit it out. it repeated this many times. What should I be feeding the goby? Is there any "treat" I can use to make sure it doesn't starve?
     
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    I would be patient, sometime fish do that...he could be eating what he wants and then spitting the rest out

    how new is this goby?

    also vary the food you use, try some different frozen foods like rods
     
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    Ok thanks. I bought him two days ago.
     
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    let us know if he continues to do that
     
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    Chewing and spitting out food is common when food pieces are too big. He might have been trying to make it into smaller pieces that he could handle. I had a citron goby that was having a great deal of trouble eating because the food was just too big for him. You might want to try a smaller food such as frozen cyclopeeze or marine cuisine (which I've found tends to dissolve into slightly smaller pieces than most of the frozen mysis brands).
     
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