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05-17-2016, 03:10 PM
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Was thinking about getting a watchman goby to clean my sand bed. How are they in the reef aquarium? good? bad?
 
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05-17-2016, 03:15 PM
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the watchman wont clean your sand. they like to hide most of the time. Maybe a sand sifter goby or a clown goby will fair better
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05-17-2016, 03:27 PM
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They good and bad I love them they keep ur sand white but u tank would be Cloudy and they love jumping out da tank
 
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05-17-2016, 03:42 PM
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ok so i read up more on the diamond goby and they seem to clean the sand but they might knock over coral sand dig out under my live rock. anybody have a conch and how are they cleaning the sand?
 
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05-17-2016, 04:14 PM
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Have 2 yellow head gobies. They do great job of cleaning the sand. Can't say they've caused any damage other than sometimes having to push around the piles of sand they make. They also stay at the bottom so can't see them jumping out. But guess if there's a fish torturing them it's possible. When i first pit them in about 6mos ago they would make the water cloudy. Now not so much. Guess the fine floating particles got filtered out.
 
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05-17-2016, 04:19 PM
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the yellow head gobies seem pretty neat. i have a lid on my tank so im not worried about jumping at all. maybe ill try those out.
 
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05-17-2016, 07:57 PM
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What size is your tank? Yellow heads need a large established sand bed. They will also make your tank very cloudy since they constantly sift. I have two conchs in my 93 cube that keep the sand very clean they are definitely the way to go.
 
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05-17-2016, 08:11 PM
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I have a 29 gallon biocube. what kind of conch do you have? I was thinking about a fighting conch if I dont get a gobi. now im deff leaning towards the conch.
 
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05-17-2016, 08:39 PM
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I have a 29 gallon biocube. what kind of conch do you have? I was thinking about a fighting conch if I dont get a gobi. now im deff leaning towards the conch.
I have a Florida Fighting Conch. They always stay on the sand bed and do a great job cleaning.
 
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05-18-2016, 09:44 AM
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I had a golden head sleeper gobie...
Most amazing worker i have ever seen, literally all day scooping sand and sifting it through his gills.
ALL DAY LONG..
Only problem with that was any corals on the sand bed get covered. Some clear them selves off others cannot.
But literally all day long until my Hippo chased him out of the tank.
My 4 conch have nothing on this guy!
 

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