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Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2-1/4" to 4-1/4"; Large: 4-1/4 to 6-1/4" Tue, 17th Jul 2007, 12:42 AM #7. deepblue. Watchman Goby. Care Facts Free Shipping With $149 or more in Marine Life. I currently have 2 perc. In my 46g I have a watchman and bi-color blenny and it's the same scenario Ksquare has. For the first month my tank was a constant cloud because he was kicking up so much sand. disaster999, September 1, 2009 in Fish Forum. When you get to gobies, that's where the differences really are obvious. A true sand sifting fish is a diamond goby (it does not pair with pistol shrimp). But there's always a catch, as the fish depletes microfauna important to a sandbed and unless supplemented with food, can starve.   Your previous content has been restored. Also, the sand sifting kinds are not the kinds that live with shrimp. The bicolor is so busy with the LR(swims hideout to hideout), he defends his little tunnels against the other blenny and swims off if he is close to the other 2 fish. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. These fish will typically clean out the sand bed, removing any micro fauna, copepods and beneficial bacteria that the tank may need. How to restore a lawn mower. - Duration: 46:08. devilboy Member. Do research before buying fish! I have a lawnmower blenny and a diamon goby in a 60 gallon. The only thing is there may be disputes over hidey holes but I would think the watchman would be the dominant one in that situation especially concidering size and the fact it was there first. I've never had either but I hear most of those fish are rather difficult to care for. Striped Blenny (Meiacanthus grammistes) The striped blenny (also known as line-spot harptail blenny) is a pretty little reef fish that is suitable for any nano- or large-scale marine aquaria. Lazy Ass Reefer 20,068 views. so I think I have a really good chance at it working. He's a grumpy little bugger too! I have a starry blenny and a watchman. would the goby and the tail spotted fight? If you want the pair it's more for observation and not really for sand sifting. diamond goby is a lot larger than the blenny so it's not a problem FOR NOW. Smithii Blenny Blue Neon Goby Engineer Goby Red Head Goby White Sleeper Goby Rainsford Goby Dragon Goby The diet should include mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and table shrimp. Is one species considered to be a cleaner? They jump alot so make sure you have something covering your tank.   You cannot paste images directly. The Lawnmower Blenny personifies this very trait with its ability to eat up many types of algaes. These are the top 10 saltwater aquarium fish for beginners. I saw a watchman blenny (yellow) at the LFS and then I saw a picture of a goby online and they look really similar to me? **Also if you know of any sifters who aren't common offenders of jumping out of the tank that'd be greatly appreciated! As far as I know there isn't a blenny that exclusively sifts sand. I don't have a sand issue anymore. I have two that seemed to form a pair bond. You shouldnt have any issues with your ywg and either of those blennies unless your tank is exceptionally tiny. The lawnmower blenny scientific name (Salarias fasciatus) is a greenish-brownish-colored algae eater with a smattering of blue spots that blend it perfectly with its surroundings. It moves around the sand with its foot dragging its shell and eats diatom. thanks. Take, for example, a firefish and a mandarin goby.   Your link has been automatically embedded. The species is fairly social and gets along well in small groups (generally a male with a group of females) when housed together in larger tanks. Yellow Watchman Goby & Tiger Pistol Shrimp DUO. My watchman goby and foxface are both perfectly normal. Is one species considered to be a cleaner? My watchman goby and foxface are both perfectly normal. No fighting. They bring a lot of action, and some times chaos, to new and old tanks alike. They are easy to care for, non-fussy, and beautiful species that will light up your tank. Neon Dottyback KILLED my Watchman Goby! Upload or insert images from URL. He eats a ton of algae as well as nori sheets every other day. Display as a link instead, × That's fair I suppose I was trying to have my cake and eat it too . yellow watchman goby md $19 lawnmower blenny md $19 ... gold sleeper goby md $29 pink spotted watchman goby $29 red dragonet blenny $29 dogface puffer md $49 sohal tang xlg niger trigger md $39 six line wrasse $17 flasher wrasse male $49 possum wrasse $49 long tentacle purple md $69 emerald crab $7 cleaner shrimp $29 Richard 29g BioCube, soon to be modded to the be-Jesus!! This morning I suddenly, after about 9 months, found my 4+" long Lawnmower Blenny (aka "Dinosaur") belly up on the bottom of my 120 gallon mixed reef tank. there is no way of telling when and where they will show up. ive tried to ask this in the tail spotted blenny thread, but people are too busy posting pictures of theirs to answer my question so ill just make a new thread. Sunday 12pm - 7pm Saturday 10am - 8pm. $57.78. but overall with tons of holes in the LR, each one was smaller than the other and it worked well. Blennies and gobies typically occupy a different area of the tank, so usually there isn't an issue. Currently I have a bicolor blenny, 1 inch zebra blenny, tomato clown and smaller damsel. Tank Specific Need. Then cleaning a different part of the sand bed every water change helps a lot too. I finally had to separate. Currently I see my bicolor as relatively passive to my fish. It's especially funny that none of the other critters even react to his posturing. The Lawnmower Blenny, Salarias fasciatus, features a brownish color with various spots making them excellent at camouflage. The Diamond Watchman Goby is a sand sifting blenny that combs the sand bed and rocks for food. Or do you go through and do something specific, I'd love to know how to go about it . I have a 16 gallon nano reef tank with the intent of two clown fish in the future. This morning I suddenly, after about 9 months, found my 4+" long Lawnmower Blenny (aka "Dinosaur") belly up on the bottom of my 120 gallon mixed reef tank. Nassarius snails turn the sand by popping in and out of it and scavenging. Yeah I don't have a lid so I'm a little screwed there.. Blenny doesn't sift sand OR have relationships with shrimp. I think they will fight. It tends to live for two to four years, or maybe longer. If you want a shrimp/goby pair then it shouldn't be for the purpose of them sifting the sand. It's really cool to watch its trunk and eyeballs flinching as it scavenges. Gobies come in a multitude of colours and most are relatively small. I was a little worried when I introduced the algae blenny because I do have 1 barnacle blenny who is a tuff guy but they dont bother each other either (although the barnacle fights with my clown all the time - kind of funny because it is 1/2 the size and he picks the fight). Unfortunatly in that situation I would think it boils down the the individual fish's personality more than species. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. The watchman goby, also known as the shrimp goby, is a low-maintenance fish well-suited to aquarium life. I have a lawnmower blenny and a diamon goby in a 60 gallon. I highly recommend looking into one, it's one of my favorites in my tank. The Watchman Goby grows to around 4”long and is also known as the Yellow Prawn Goby or the Yellow Shrimp Goby. They acted very healthy for well over a month each, but slowly lost weight and form. Size: Small. can i add a tail spotted blenny to my tank when i have a watchmen goby and red scooter blenny? As far as blenny/goby compatibility, I have kept multiple of each in several different tanks with no issues. Whats the difference as far as character, feeding, where they like to live, etc? I think the pair/bonding of the two blennies might really help. Lawnmower Blenny. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Tank Specific Need. I lost my lawnmower this week as well. They are hardy and can be housed with other peaceful fish in a reef tank setting, but may become territorial towards other blennies, gobies or dartfish in smaller tanks. This morning I suddenly, after about 9 months, found my 4+" long Lawnmower Blenny (aka "Dinosaur") belly up on the bottom of my 120 gallon mixed reef tank. The ocellaris clownfish, also known as the false percula clownfish or common clownfish, is one of the most popular and arguably one of the easiest marine fish to have in an aquarium. When I wasn't cleaning the bed myself I had a little bit of ammonia spiking (if I remember right it normally stays at the bottom of the tank). i have a 20 gal tank, the goby already marked one mound his as he always hangs out there. I was a little worried when I introduced the algae blenny because I do have 1 barnacle blenny who is a tuff guy but they dont bother each other either (although the barnacle fights with my clown all the time - kind of funny because it is 1/2 the size and he picks the fight). I would reallllly like to add a yellow watchman goby/pistol shrimp pair as my final fish addition but I am concerned the blenny will harass the new goby. Open hours.   Pasted as rich text. It needs a 30-gallon tank, at the minimum, to provide the best opportunity for plenty of algae. ... - Duration: 1:33. the other mound has tones of hiding places and holes for it to rest in. It has a very unique look with a spotted tan color and large eyes, and although it can grow to 5”, it is still a peaceful fish. Add to Cart. Customer Reviews Write a review. They are a power team in any tank. Whatever I get I'd like it to have the symbiotic relationship with a cleaner shrimp! i just have to go and just shop around. The blenny’s appeal as the […] In my 46g I have a watchman and bi-color blenny and it's the same scenario Ksquare has. Edit* thought the watchman was a shrimp . I have a lawnmower blenny, a purple firefish goby, and a yellow watchman goby and they all get along just fine. It is best to keep only one species of Blenny per tank as they will defend their territory from other Blennies. The Lawnmower Blenny is peaceful towards other tank mates unless they are similar in shape or appearance to a Blenny, therefore it is best have an individual Blenny unless kept in a larger aquarium and the two are a mated pair. This is the second one I have lost to the exact description that you gave. So choose which type you want and go from there. Yellow Watchman Goby & Tiger Pistol Shrimp DUO. This is the second one I have lost to the exact description that you gave. The peaceful blenny comes in many different varieties, with the lawnmower blenny and bicolor blenny being two of the most popular choices. They are real characters. perfecting the art of algeatopes(now in my fuge). My blenny gets along with my clowns and cryptic sixline (which is really passive), I had a tail spotted blenny and yellow watchmen goby in my 20L for about 5-6months. I've also had things go bad too but it seems like it could work. But who am I to say yes or no. I know there's a couple hardy ones but yeah the tank jumping part is a b*tch. ... All About The Yellow Watchman Goby or Yellow Prawn Goby - Duration: ... Benny The Lawnmower Blenny - … I could not forsee any one of the 3 not getting along but just like in society you get that occasional ####### fish. Paste as plain text instead, × Based on that experiment, I'm leery of adding the Lawnmower … Nothing bothers them until the clowns show up, then the goby opens it's mouth real big and shakes its tail at the pistol shrimp and thats the routine. ... Blenny. They require sand and rocks and make an interesting addition to the marine aquarium. Nothing bothers them until the clowns show up, then the goby opens it's mouth real big and shakes its tail at the pistol shrimp and thats the routine. He opens his mouth and shows whoever is getting too close how "big" he is! The watchmen will kick up sand for a bit but this goes away and you will be left with the cleanest sand in town. Lawnmower blenny can help with your algae. Clear editor. Thats funny so do I!! The Blenny seemed to live in a cave between sand and LR at the LFS. Lawnmower blenny can help with your algae. Curious if anyone has put a Lawnmower / Algae blenny into a smallish tank (20g) with a watchman goby. after I give away the damsel and little blenny. I have a lawnmower blenny and a diamon goby in a 60 gallon. I have never seen a watchman do more than flare though. These fish will typically clean out the sand bed, removing any micro fauna, copepods and beneficial bacteria that the tank may need. A blenny will usually mature between 4 and 6 inches in length. The goby and the bicolor beat the fins off of each other. Nothing bothers them until the clowns show up, then the goby opens it's mouth real big and shakes its tail at the pistol shrimp and thats the routine. Thats funny so do I!! Dec 2, 2005 cheap. The blue stripes and spots on its body may change in brightness depending on its environment, becoming more muted at times, with a chameleon-like effect. The Blenny seemed to live in a cave between sand and LR at the LFS. chromis and a lawnmower blenny( ~ 4" long) in a 36 Gallon bowfront. Use caution when placed with Coral as it is known to nip at small-polyped stony coral and clam mantles. When placed in tanks with the Pistol Shrimp they will form a symbiotic relationship, which is the main trait they are known for. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. It's hilarious to watch. Whats the difference as far as character, feeding, where they like to live, etc? 1journeyman Active Member. These guys love to sit near their homes, which can be either burrows in the sand or caves formed by live rock. This morning I suddenly, after about 9 months, found my 4+" long Lawnmower Blenny (aka "Dinosaur") belly up on the bottom of my 120 gallon mixed reef tank. You can post now and register later. They acted very healthy for well over a month each, but slowly lost weight and form. Tank mate compatibility is crucial to a successful and healthy marine aquarium. I had a bicolor blenny in there. I'm wanting to add a yellow watchman goby. one died in the paie, then the one that was paired started beating up the smallest one. Watchman goby. Tuesday - Friday 5pm - 8pm. The Diamond Watchman Goby is a sand sifting blenny that combs the sand bed and rocks for food. They jump alot so make sure you have something covering your tank. × I have never seen my blenny in the sand but the watchman is the hardest working animal I have ever seen. It should be fed at least three times per day. It has a very unique look with a spotted tan color and large eyes, and although it can grow to 5”, it is still a peaceful fish. Watchman Goby Fends off Lawnmower Blenny. If the tank is larger, it will grow to its maximum length. Another Blenny featured in this round up of popular beginner fish is the lawnmower blenny; also known as the sailfin or algae blenny. Blennies are a bottom dwelling species found on or close to sand and rocks. Monday- Closed. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. They did alright together and the only sign of aggression was gaping by the YWG. 1:33. The blenny stayed in the bolt holes on rocks while goby live in caves. By I can't say for the goby, but if you have gaps or holes in your live rock, the blenny will hang out in/on the rock, while the watchmen is usually a tunneler right? I saw a watchman blenny (yellow) at the LFS and then I saw a picture of a goby online and they look really similar to me? Yes, the gobies that pair with pistol shrimp do also shovel sand into their mouths sometimes, but it's faaarr from being enough for an entire tank. Clowns have got to be doing it on purpose while the blenny is watching from a hole close by. Starry blenny and a watchman goby what exactly was the watchman doing to stir up the tank? It could be the jumping, but also they need a lot of feeding and etc. This bright yellow Goby has blue speckles on its face and it spends most of its time perching rather than swimming in open water. For instance, the barnacle blennies live in barnacles and will congregate together in small colonies, while most other blennies are very territorial and don't like blenny company. I have a marine aquarium where the watchman is my oldest fish. I have a diamond spot goby and a lawnmower blenny, and yes, the diamond is a bit messy, but so cool. The watchmen will kick up sand for a bit but this goes away and you will be left with the cleanest sand in town. I think the only way to find out is give it a shot. my watchmen and red scooter blennys are pretty good buds, ive seen them hang out together and one doesnt seem to be bothered by the other. One good alternative to turning sand is a fighting conch. × gonna go hit the shops this weekend, hopefully i fine a tail spotted. The Yellow Watchman Goby, also known as the Yellow Prawn Goby brings a guardian like attitude to the tank. I had a mandarin that was a viscious bully so just about anything is possible. I've had plenty good luck though with snails and a star moving the sand around. Clowns have got to be doing it on purpose while the blenny is watching from a hole close by. It needs at least a 30 gallon tank with deep sand for burrowing. I may look into a small star though, I'll have to do more research and see how difficult they are as well as how big they'll get. thanks. In my 46g I have a watchman and bi-color blenny and it's the same scenario Ksquare has. He eats a ton of algae as well as nori sheets every other day. I have a Bicolor Blenny and a Yellow Watchman Goby in the same 50g. I don't have a lid on my nano haha, When you clean your sand do you just gravity hose it? clowns, 1 firefish, 1 6 line wrasse, 2 grn. The watchmen will kick up sand for a bit but this goes away and you will be left with the cleanest sand in town. The Bluespotted Watchman Goby feeds mostly on prey suspended in the water column but will pick food off the substrate. You want a goby. diamond goby is a lot larger than the blenny so it's not a problem FOR NOW. They typically graze on the rocks. They are a power team in any tank. None of them showed any aggression unless my goofball clown visit their territory, thanks for the replies, i might give it a try. I'm nervous about the fighting conch due to how small of a tank it is you know? Incompatible species will increase stress in the tank which could result in disease and considerable loss. 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