Something strange is going on

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by weezle, 7 Jul 2013.

  1. weezle

    weezle

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    Well today I decided to do a small water change on my tank.
    After the water change was completed all the fish went about their normal
    Routine except one!
    My sand sifting goby began sifting and each mouthfull of aragonite he took he
    Spat out on top of my green brain, he carried on doing this all day and now the
    Entire corral is covered .
    I chose not to disturb him whilst he was at work, I'm going to have to stik my arm in the tank now to get the sand off .
    Has anyone seen behaviour like this before?
    Should I move the brain away from where the goby spends most of his time
    Thank in advance for any advice here:thumbup:
     
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  3. Visser

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    Yes, get the coral out under the sand & place it higher off the substrate!
    Gobies do this sometimes!
    How long have you had him?
    What is your tank volume? Which type of goby do you have?
     
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    weezle

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    Hi Visser my tank volume is 300 litres I baught the goby 2weeks ago from a pet store in east London
    It has pink stripes down the length of its body think its a Sleeper Striped Goby (Valenciennea longipinnis)
    The coral was on a small shelf in the middle of the tank and I moved it onto the substrate about two months ago. Since then it seems to be doing much better ,I'll try moving it to the opposite end of the tank hopefully the little guy will leave it alone then.does this sort of goby live together with a shrimp?
     
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    Hi,
    this is not something thats critical, trust me corals suffer far worse in the ocean, they have mechanisms to deal with the sand on top of them. so a simple solution is to keep a turkey baster handy and every second day or so just gently blow the substrate of the coral
     

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