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I have an orange diamond goby that is about 1.5 years old. He isn't eating as much lately and has gotten pretty thin. He spends most of his time in his hole and doesn't sift the aragonite as much as he used too. All of my parameters are fine:

pH - 8.2, Alkalinity 4.5 meq/L, NH3 - 0, NO2 - 0, NO3 - 5

So my question is: is he just getting old or is there something wrong with him? He is usually a good eater, but lately just doesn't seem all that interested. I guess that my other question is how old can we expect the fish to live? I don't have a feel for this at all.

Thanks for your help!
Chris
 

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I've had a couple yellow heads and orange spot gobies that have lived fine for years, and then it seems like their head gets too big for their bodies. The body to head ratio gets way out of wack and then suddenly one day they are dead.

I think I've read some other posts on this.... let me try to find 'em.

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Yeah that is what is happening. The body seems to be getting smaller and the head is all out of proportion. I suspect that he is knocking on Davy Jones' Locker and expect to find him dead in the next few weeks, if not days.
 
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