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Old 01-13-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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Blenny Vs Gobie


I recently bought a Bicolor Blenny, And after the fish felt safe started to swim around the tank.

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6 line wrasse
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Diamond Watchman gobie

Now the problem just started when i added more flow to the tank.
The biocolor will chase the watchman to a corner, then return to one side of the tank, then the watchman will come back out hangout and this will happen on and off . But the watchman will run but does not look like it is bothering him or like he even cares the bicolor chases him.

I cant catch them and would like to keep both.
Can i add anything for defense or help for the watchman like a pistol shrimp?

Any help thanks everyone.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:28 PM   #2
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so i have a weird opinion on watchman gobys. they are great sand sifters, but when you add the shrimp they only protect the shrimp. and i think if you add a shrimp the blenny will chase them both back into their home, and maybe cause damage to the shrimp. how big are they both? maybe get a smaller blenny. (a trout hook with some shrimp on it will pull him right out, just dont catch other fish.) just my opinion
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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Thanks , Yeah they are almost the exact same size the gobie slightly bigger i think but every close. But i Read on another site that the blenny may or may not do this, and if it do's like in my case then its only for dominace, then they stop, but every chance he gets the blenny cases gobie.
I think if it don't stop ill need to try the extraction.

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:11 PM   #4
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I have a lawnmower blenny and a blue spotted goby in the same tank. They live peacefully together. On rare occasions they will spar but the times and the outcome are pretty 50/50 between the two.

Though this particular goby is a watchman he doesn't have a shrimp. I feel confident (having one in another tank that does) that this would help to keep him away from the other fish as they do stick with the shrimp.

However, if the other fish comes near the shrimp the goby will most certainly be more aggressive in protecting it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:52 PM   #5
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Yeah , It sounds like i can just up the watchmans bit back with a shrimp HeHe, But i think my blenny has come to his senses because after picking a fight with my 6 line wrasse , he got a fight back.

But i my look into the shrimp. just as a nice add to my tank as well.

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:55 PM   #6
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I love my shrimp, but the digging can get annoying...of should I say did get annoying. It isn't anymore because I aquascaped the new tank he went into in such a way that they have an area all to themselves and now they never leave that area. They pretty much get a whole corner under the anemone.
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Yeah , it most likely will get bad in a middle sized tank like a 55g, my watchman will dig and fish for food, but it never gets out of control.
And i guess he is much more active because there is no partner shrimp.
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Here's a short video of my pistol shrimp and yellow watchman goby at work in their old tank.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOGYdGAfwcs
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Update

Removed the bicolor blenny, Added a Honey damsel, and baby baby baby smaller then 1 inch, Scooter blenny.



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I love my scooter dragonett, great little fish. Special dietary needs but they seem to be met.
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