I don't have a sand issue anymore. Tue, 17th Jul 2007, 12:42 AM #7. deepblue. You shouldnt have any issues with your ywg and either of those blennies unless your tank is exceptionally tiny. It has a very unique look with a spotted tan color and large eyes, and although it can grow to 5”, it is still a peaceful fish. I think the only way to find out is give it a shot. Striped Blenny (Meiacanthus grammistes) The striped blenny (also known as line-spot harptail blenny) is a pretty little reef fish that is suitable for any nano- or large-scale marine aquaria. I lost my lawnmower this week as well. As far as I know there isn't a blenny that exclusively sifts sand. Open hours. Blennies are a bottom dwelling species found on or close to sand and rocks. I can't say for the goby, but if you have gaps or holes in your live rock, the blenny will hang out in/on the rock, while the watchmen is usually a tunneler right? If you want a shrimp/goby pair then it shouldn't be for the purpose of them sifting the sand. One good alternative to turning sand is a fighting conch. Lazy Ass Reefer 20,068 views. This morning I suddenly, after about 9 months, found my 4+" long Lawnmower Blenny (aka "Dinosaur") belly up on the bottom of my 120 gallon mixed reef tank. It has a very unique look with a spotted tan color and large eyes, and although it can grow to 5”, it is still a peaceful fish. 1journeyman Active Member. Watchman Goby. But who am I to say yes or no. Dec 2, 2005 there is no way of telling when and where they will show up. Clowns have got to be doing it on purpose while the blenny is watching from a hole close by. None of them showed any aggression unless my goofball clown visit their territory, thanks for the replies, i might give it a try. The Bluespotted Watchman Goby feeds mostly on prey suspended in the water column but will pick food off the substrate. The Blenny seemed to live in a cave between sand and LR at the LFS. ive tried to ask this in the tail spotted blenny thread, but people are too busy posting pictures of theirs to answer my question so ill just make a new thread. Nothing bothers them until the clowns show up, then the goby opens it's mouth real big and shakes its tail at the pistol shrimp and thats the routine. Thats funny so do I!! Your previous content has been restored. They bring a lot of action, and some times chaos, to new and old tanks alike. The Lawnmower Blenny, Salarias fasciatus, features a brownish color with various spots making them excellent at camouflage. chromis and a lawnmower blenny( ~ 4" long) in a 36 Gallon bowfront. They are a power team in any tank. Lawnmower Blenny. I think they will fight. The watchmen will kick up sand for a bit but this goes away and you will be left with the cleanest sand in town. thanks. They are real characters. The Diamond Watchman Goby is a sand sifting blenny that combs the sand bed and rocks for food. The diet should include mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and table shrimp. gonna go hit the shops this weekend, hopefully i fine a tail spotted. I have a marine aquarium where the watchman is my oldest fish. Starry blenny and a watchman goby what exactly was the watchman doing to stir up the tank? I had a bicolor blenny in there. Curious if anyone has put a Lawnmower / Algae blenny into a smallish tank (20g) with a watchman goby. Display as a link instead, ×
Your link has been automatically embedded. Monday- Closed. The Lawnmower Blenny is peaceful towards other tank mates unless they are similar in shape or appearance to a Blenny, therefore it is best have an individual Blenny unless kept in a larger aquarium and the two are a mated pair. The Watchman Goby grows to around 4”long and is also known as the Yellow Prawn Goby or the Yellow Shrimp Goby. They acted very healthy for well over a month each, but slowly lost weight and form. They are easy to care for, non-fussy, and beautiful species that will light up your tank. I know there's a couple hardy ones but yeah the tank jumping part is a b*tch. Paste as plain text instead, ×
It needs a 30-gallon tank, at the minimum, to provide the best opportunity for plenty of algae. Watchman goby. I saw a watchman blenny (yellow) at the LFS and then I saw a picture of a goby online and they look really similar to me? Unfortunatly in that situation I would think it boils down the the individual fish's personality more than species. Incompatible species will increase stress in the tank which could result in disease and considerable loss. He's a grumpy little bugger too! I think the pair/bonding of the two blennies might really help. You cannot paste images directly. Tank mate compatibility is crucial to a successful and healthy marine aquarium. ×
New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. The only thing is there may be disputes over hidey holes but I would think the watchman would be the dominant one in that situation especially concidering size and the fact it was there first. Clear editor. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Tank Specific Need. ... - Duration: 1:33. These fish will typically clean out the sand bed, removing any micro fauna, copepods and beneficial bacteria that the tank may need. Watchman Goby Fends off Lawnmower Blenny. It's really cool to watch its trunk and eyeballs flinching as it scavenges. I'm nervous about the fighting conch due to how small of a tank it is you know? I would reallllly like to add a yellow watchman goby/pistol shrimp pair as my final fish addition but I am concerned the blenny will harass the new goby. disaster999, September 1, 2009 in Fish Forum. This is the second one I have lost to the exact description that you gave. Neon Dottyback KILLED my Watchman Goby! The Blenny seemed to live in a cave between sand and LR at the LFS. The Diamond Watchman Goby is a sand sifting blenny that combs the sand bed and rocks for food. That's fair I suppose I was trying to have my cake and eat it too . I have a lawnmower blenny and a diamon goby in a 60 gallon. It should be fed at least three times per day. Upload or insert images from URL. For instance, the barnacle blennies live in barnacles and will congregate together in small colonies, while most other blennies are very territorial and don't like blenny company. Nassarius snails turn the sand by popping in and out of it and scavenging. would the goby and the tail spotted fight? Whats the difference as far as character, feeding, where they like to live, etc? Yellow Watchman Goby & Tiger Pistol Shrimp DUO. For the first month my tank was a constant cloud because he was kicking up so much sand. **Also if you know of any sifters who aren't common offenders of jumping out of the tank that'd be greatly appreciated! It's especially funny that none of the other critters even react to his posturing. devilboy Member. I saw a watchman blenny (yellow) at the LFS and then I saw a picture of a goby online and they look really similar to me? Another Blenny featured in this round up of popular beginner fish is the lawnmower blenny; also known as the sailfin or algae blenny. so I think I have a really good chance at it working. - Duration: 46:08. The Yellow Watchman Goby, also known as the Yellow Prawn Goby brings a guardian like attitude to the tank. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. diamond goby is a lot larger than the blenny so it's not a problem FOR NOW. I have a starry blenny and a watchman. No fighting. My watchman goby and foxface are both perfectly normal. These guys love to sit near their homes, which can be either burrows in the sand or caves formed by live rock. Another Blenny featured in this round up of popular beginner fish is the lawnmower blenny; also known as the sailfin or algae blenny. Edit* thought the watchman was a shrimp . They did alright together and the only sign of aggression was gaping by the YWG. They jump alot so make sure you have something covering your tank. clowns, 1 firefish, 1 6 line wrasse, 2 grn. I have a lawnmower blenny, a purple firefish goby, and a yellow watchman goby and they all get along just fine. They are a power team in any tank. Use caution when placed with Coral as it is known to nip at small-polyped stony coral and clam mantles. They require sand and rocks and make an interesting addition to the marine aquarium. after I give away the damsel and little blenny. Richard 210-842-1842 firstname.lastname@example.org. They bring a lot of action, and some times chaos, to new and old tanks alike. You can post now and register later. In my 46g I have a watchman and bi-color blenny and it's the same scenario Ksquare has. The ocellaris clownfish, also known as the false percula clownfish or common clownfish, is one of the most popular and arguably one of the easiest marine fish to have in an aquarium. I have two that seemed to form a pair bond. Whats the difference as far as character, feeding, where they like to live, etc? If the tank is larger, it will grow to its maximum length. The bicolor is so busy with the LR(swims hideout to hideout), he defends his little tunnels against the other blenny and swims off if he is close to the other 2 fish. my watchmen and red scooter blennys are pretty good buds, ive seen them hang out together and one doesnt seem to be bothered by the other. i just added a yellow watch man gobie to my tank and its doin fine. A blenny will usually mature between 4 and 6 inches in length. Do research before buying fish! Is one species considered to be a cleaner? The species is fairly social and gets along well in small groups (generally a male with a group of females) when housed together in larger tanks.