Urgent help needed Diamond Back Goby's Just don't survive...?

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  1. Braco

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    I recently for the second time now purchased a pair of diamond back gobies..for the purpose to sifting my sand in the DT...however my finding is that come day 3..i find them dead..and for the first 2 days they were sifting the sand no problems...my tank has been running for the last almost 5yrs water parameters are stable...i am at lost end i cannot find anything wrong other than that my DT is not Sand Sifting Goby safe...

    Please guys any advise...? I am not giving on the sand sifters just yet...so i need all the advise and help i can get..please...i am open to suggestions...i was thinking even as far as taking out my substrate and cleaning it maybe something toxin is in there..but that would be dire-straits...

    Any advise...:(:blush::whistling:
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    Maybe there is not enough food for them?
     
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    5 year old system, there should be enough food.

    And they will waste away over a number of days, not just like that.

    I had trouble getting a lawnmower blenni to last more than a week. What I find with the last one, is to really take my time with the acclimatization. Took almost 5 hours. Slow drip, until bucket was full, then throw out 50% water. Then keep on dipping. Repeated the process 4 times.
     
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    How coarse is the substrate?
     
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    Are you dripping them long enough before introducing them? do you find their corpse eaten up or bite marks?
     
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