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    How to treat my new Goby?

    I got myself a new yellow watchmen yesterday (he;s so awesome looking).

    I was wondering if I should just be feeding him the normal flake food that I have been feeding my clown and royal gamma?

    Also, is egg crate good enough to prevent him from jumping out? or should I use a screen that has smaller holes?
    I want a bigger tank! :biglaugh2

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    I feed flakes (greens and variety) and frozen (thawed) Mysis shrimp.

    I don't see my Goby go after the Cyclopeze, but, it is small enough the Goby might be eating as it breathes.

    For jumping, eggcrate should be fine. And, you will only really have to worry for the first week or so until it has found it's cave. After that, I have never seen my Goby more than 6" from the bottom of the tank.
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    thx for the fast response Cres. He already has a cave setup with a pistol shrimp.
    I want a bigger tank! :biglaugh2

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    How long should it take for him to start sifting thtough the sand? He wont even come out of his den Im dying to see him.... I got some frozen mysis shrimp, but my royal and clown end up eating it all
    I want a bigger tank! :biglaugh2

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    I only see my YW Goby when I feed
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    but dont you atleast see where he has gone through the sand? and he doesnt even come out when I feed the others
    I want a bigger tank! :biglaugh2

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    I know where he is... He is always "hidding" at the same place...
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    goby's are great, but i have to say that i have lost MANY from jumping out of the tank!!
    even the smallest crack where the wires for the heater, they always manage to make it through
    some times in the middle of the night i can hear mine splash the top and hit the glass.

    Twice i heard a flapping sound at 4am and found him on top of the glass.
    i even have a snowflake eel that is know to be an "escape artist" who hasnt even come close as these goby's

    i have places small pieces of tape around all four top corners of the tank to prevent him to swimming in the corner up and out. i think it has prevented deaths..


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    I just added egg crate to the top of my tank yesterday. Its a pretty tight fit..but Im thinking that I might double check that tonight
    I want a bigger tank! :biglaugh2

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    Hmmm... My YW Goby has never tried to jump out... I've had him for almost 2 years now... I guess I'm lucky!
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