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Old 05-05-2005, 12:59 AM   #1
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Diamond Goby..Dead or Alive? Confirmed Dead


i added a diamond goby to my tank on Sunday. soon as he hit the water, he started to built a tunnel underneath the LR sucking up sand and blowing it out. i was afraid he was gonna tummble down the LR. anyway, since he dissapeared under the rock on Sunday, i have not seen him since? today i kind of threw the pile of sand he made back into the tunnel a little to see if he would clear it out. well it hasnt been touched and i was wondering if he is either dead under the rock or is it natural for a diamond goby to hide out for days without coming out? been almost 4 days now since i put him in and have seen him?
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Old 05-05-2005, 04:58 AM   #2
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Give it a couple more days but also look around the floor they tend to jump out .
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Old 05-05-2005, 05:56 AM   #3
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I can go for a week + sometimes before i see my guy...
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:05 PM   #4
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Give it a couple more days but also look around the floor they tend to jump out .
took your advice and looked around floor and sure enough i found the dried up remains of my new diamond goby behind the cabinet . that was a quick $28 down the toilet so to speak. they must have good aim at jumping cause i have an eggcrate top about 1/2" squares. must have hit the jump perfect, just to bad he didnt hit the jump back into another hole. anyway, this leads me to another question now, what kind of tops to you use to prevent your fish from jumping out?
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:43 PM   #5
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i use eggbrate but i too have had known jumpers still get out
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Old 05-05-2005, 06:11 PM   #6
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I'm sorry to hear about your goby. My Diamond Goby disappeared a few days ago. I just found him tonight, in the stand behind the sump. They sure can find the tiniest little holes to jump through. I'm going to go out this weekend and find another. I think they are a neat fish to watch.
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Old 05-05-2005, 06:51 PM   #7
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Try some sort of screen, that's what I did. I cut it to fit between the back of the canopy and the glass. If he tries to jump out, he should take a quick slide right back into the water.

I've lost 3 diamonds over the years, all from jumping, they're notorious for it. They are cool fish though, and they sure do keep the sand clean.
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Old 05-05-2005, 08:14 PM   #8
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i'd try some of that bridal viel stuff from the fabric store maybe? stretch that over the eggcrate?
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