Blue Cheek

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  1. Dumpit

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    Hi,

    My first post. Have had my tank since January & made a few "Newbie" mistakes, but all in all I'm pretty happy with the way it is going. Kinda surprised this morning to see my Blue Cheek Gobi hiding behind a rock with one of my Reef Fish in it's mouth. Is this normal? (I thought Blue Cheeks sift sand & eat rubbish - not fish)

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    maybe the fish was dead or dying?
     
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    Never seen a goby catch a live healthy fish before, so as Tremayn said, it was probably dead already or ill.
     
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    Welcome to Masa.They don't eat rubbish, they sieve the sand for critters and other micro life. My diamond spotted goby ate hake and mysid shrimp as well. So they like meaty treats, but like the guys said, fish must've been sick or dead already.
     
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    Thanks for the comments, I never noticed any of the reef fish looking sick, but I suspect that this is the second one the Gobie has eaten. A few months ago one of the reef fish dissapeared & I never found it. Looked everywhere. Last night the Gobie was back to sifting sand, although he couldn't quite get his mouth closed. He actually managed to swallow a fish that was almost the same size as him.
     
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    Attack of the killer Goby part 2 lol

    I've seen a flagtail eat a shrimp that was too big before, the shellfish didnt quite agree with it, so in the end it bit the big one (in both ways).
     
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    That is really strange what fish was that?:eek:
     
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    Looks like a chromis
    ..?
     
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    what is your feeding regime like? if they starve they will eat to survive
     
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