orange spotted goby

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by craig redfern, 12 Oct 2012.

  1. craig redfern

    craig redfern

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    Hello everyone

    Just want to share with you my expencive mistake, i saw a orange spotted goby at my local fish supplier and booked one when thier new shipment came in, this took about a month any yesterday i was a proud owner of one, that is until this morning when i found it on the floor next to my tank.

    There are 2 very good lessons to learn here:

    1: make sure you know all about the fish you are wanting to keep( i googled this morning only to find out that these goby do jump)

    2: The shops where you purchase the fish also need to tell the buyer all they can about the fish, ask questions.

    i as a biginner will be doing this in future [​IMG]
     
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  3. ebs832004

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    Ay sorry to hear about ur loss. since i am also new, i will remember to ask questions or read about them first. that goby wouldnt have jumped by tho, i got a roof :biggrin:
     
  4. Dillan

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    There is an easy way to buy a new fish or get an ID in the LFS if the name is on the tank google it on your phone in MASA many a pretty fish has stayed at the LFS, after they told me how great it was yet on MASA the fish is not good in a tank, use your smart phone in the LFS my thoughts
     
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    good advice above, i do the same thing, spend lots of time in the lfs standing with the wifes balckberry. i have always wanted purple firefish, and for this same reason, i can not keep em.

    Sorry about your loss dude.
     
  6. Lord_Blackadder

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    Sorry for the loss, unfortunately those gobies are some of the absolute worst jumpers. It's always a good idea to have a tank cover. There are many popular fish that are regular jumpers and you're gonna be finding a lot of fish biltong in future without one.

    You should also pick your LFS wisely. The better ones have knowledgeable staff that would very likely have mentioned the jumping.
     
  7. craig redfern

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    @ Lord Blackadder could you PM me your number so we could have a chat?
     
  8. Zandy

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    In all the professionals opinion which are the best Marine shop to be buying your stock from? Petmasters does not seem to have the most reputable name out there, and was just asking for some guidance.
     
  9. megan

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    Hi @Zandy there are a few good LFS in your area just need to know where to go I only by from 2 places on the East Rand and 1 in PTA
     
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    @megan - where do you shop?
     
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  11. megan

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    @ Dot Dash I only buy my fish from Clifford at Benoni Aquariums & Brin at Wild on Pets and if I'm around PTA i stop at Mollis at Pet Stop.
     
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    Just a question. Does your tank have euro bracing right around?
     
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