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Old 10-31-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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How many Gobies can be housed together?


My buddy at the LFS says usually only one Gobie per tank. He says they dont like one another. That stinks cause I really like those guys. Anybody here agree or disagree with one per tank? - Joe
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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I have always heard one per tank. Never tried two, but watching my pink spot take on my 8" chevron because he gets too close to his hole would make me believe two gobies could be bad news.

He has taken hunks out of my tangs on numerous occasions for getting too close to his hole
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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i think some types are ok in pairs....?
no personal experience on this, but this vendor page lists a few fish, describing them as ok to keep in pairs:
http://www.saltwaterfishshop.com/index.php?cPath=1_20

clown gobies in general were one, and golden headed sleeper gobies are another, also yellow rose shrimp goby...

i don't know if they are all true gobies, but it might be worth a look.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:56 PM   #4
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Depends on the type, had 3 Catalinas in a 34 all happy. The bigger ones in a 75G may be prone to turf wars.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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I have always heard one per tank. Never tried two, but watching my pink spot take on my 8" chevron because he gets too close to his hole would make me believe two gobies could be bad news.

He has taken hunks out of my tangs on numerous occasions for getting too close to his hole
I'm not going to say a word.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:28 PM   #6
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can't believe I missed that one.
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:05 AM   #7
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I've had a yellow with a bi color.
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:05 AM   #8
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I've had a yellow with a bi color.
Isn't a bi-color a blenny?
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:19 PM   #9
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I have two diamond back gobies in my 55. The LFS thought they were a mated pair. They are so neat to watch, they never leave each others side.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:18 PM   #10
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:24 PM   #11
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I've had a yellow with a bi color.
I've been told that it depends on the type rock or sand goby. You can have a rock goby with a sand goby but not two of the same type unless they are mated pairs as they will fight over their territories. The size of the tank has a lot to do with it as well, they'll sit in their own territory if there is enough room for them both.

Now that's what I've been told... I only have one YWG so you might want to take that with some salt!
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:30 PM   #12
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well ive had an algea blenny amd a midas blenny together for 1 year till the midas took a dirt nap (rip my little blenny) without a problem. have no expirience with gobies though
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