Free Mated pair of Engineer Gobies

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Free Mated pair of Engineer Gobies

Postby friogatto on Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:35 am

I have had them for 2 years and they have mated twice, and I believe she is prego again.
They are free to a good home. Both are about 11" long and should be at their max.
They require sandbends and will dig under your rocks.
If anyone is interested LMK otherwise it's off to the LFS.

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Postby tapper of spines on Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:15 am

11" long? And it's a goby? I may have to stop by just to witness this. Do you have a pic?

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Postby friogatto on Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:52 pm

Gone, to moujon.

Tap here is a pic I found of them

http://www.akvarij.net/media%5Cribe_mor ... -goby1.jpg

Also called Convict Gobies. They are known to get about 1' long and spawn regularly in aquariums.
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Postby moujon on Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:21 pm

Thanks Brian! They are in the tank and took only a couple of minutes to check it out and find a spot to settle in for the night. I'll keep my eyes open for some nice frags for you!

Erik- you'll have to take the family out for a drive and come see them. They are pretty cool! They move more like a small eel than a fish.

:)
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Postby tapper of spines on Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:23 am

Cool. I'll have to come visit sometime. :)

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Postby moujon on Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:52 am

Brian- just wanted to let you know the gobies have made themselves at home....They totally re-landscaped the joint! And I was so worried when I put the sandbed in that it be JUST so!

I'll be spending part of today trying to secure rock and corals....Do they EVER stop shifting sand?

We've decided they are like the Fraggles- always busy, busy, busy.
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Postby friogatto on Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:58 pm

They will slow down once everything is just the way they want it.
I liked them because they would keep the sand under most of my rocks from becoming stagnant.

As long as the rocks are placed or pushed down the the bottom they should not shift that much. I did have to move a few things to stabalize my rocks.

Glad they are doing good.
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Postby moujon on Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:51 am

Well I gave up.....
and had to remove all rock from the tank and rig up some pvc for supports. The rock had shifted completely- so we started over. This time hopefully everything will stay put with a little help from some zip ties! I even sacrificed a Tupperware bowl (a "Thatsa" bowl no less- ouch) to them- drilled a couple holes into it and inverted it at the back of the tank, half buried it and covered it with some LR. Seems to have made them happier- the digging has slowed down and I can see heads sticking out of the bowl periodically.

Now I just need to cover the pvc with smaller rocks- seems all of mine are way too big! Updated pics of the tank in the gallery.
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Postby causeofhim on Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:56 pm

I would love to see this. Have any pics of what you did?
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Postby spbreeder on Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:13 pm

Silly, look in the gallery. :lol:
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Postby SilverSurfer on Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:16 pm

moujon,
you have some great decorating skills there, might have to have you come hook me up ;)

Can't tell by the photo's but do u like clownfish? :lol:
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Postby causeofhim on Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:37 pm

"Updated pics of the tank in the gallery."

Oh, is that what that means? :oops:
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Postby moujon on Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:23 pm

Brian- she had babies! :D

Unfortunately, we didn't see them until we started draining down the 90. I hope that I sucked up most of them with a turkey baster ( a universal tool!) and we'll see if any of them make it to decent size. They are just about 1/8"-1/4" right now.

The engineers are going into their own tank when I get the 180 set up- I think they will enjoy having their own space.
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Postby SilverSurfer on Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:16 am

very cool! i just saw some at pet world yesterday, even as small as theirs are they can really move that crushed coral *or maybe the sales people did it who knows*

I am thinking about getting a small one now..as they seem to keep the sand pretty well stirred from ur pics, lol.
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Postby friogatto on Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:19 pm

I knew it!
Good luck with them. There are a bunch of breeding forums on RC I would check out.
I'm sure they will love their new home.
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