What fish to get?

fish4lyfe

New member
Hello, i have a 29 gallon fish tank set up and i want to get a goby but which one should i get? i'm looking for one that is colorful and has a personality and it will get along with my fish,
copperband butterfly(taking back to big for my tank :()
2 damsels
1 small blueish chromis
1 arrow crab
1 hermit crab.
 

bertoni

Premium Member
I'd probably not add any more fish. Three is a reasonable number for a 29g, and the damsels might get very aggressive.
 

fish4lyfe

New member
well take into count im getting rid of the copperband because i kinda have no choice, and the damsels aren't being aggresive infact they usually cower in corners most the time.
 

fish4lyfe

New member
infact i'm thinking about removing the damsels because everyone tells me they aren't a good fish to have..
 

pikachusalad

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11662621#post11662621 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by fish4lyfe
yeah so i thinking of a mandarin goby because they are beautiful fishes, but are they hardy fish?

Do a bunch of research on keeping a mandarin... Common belief is that it's not possible in a 29gallon - they NEED to eat live copepods - even if you can convince them to eat prepared food, they won't survive without live pods.

Keeping a good enough supply of live pods to support a mandarin requires a large tank with lots of LR and a refugium...

In my opinion, you'd need at least a 75 gal with a refugium, LOTS of really porus live rock, bunches of rubble piles, and a big pod population to start out with...oh, and no other pod eating fish.
 

fish4lyfe

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wow what a difficult fish, well smash that idea. Is there any other beautiful fish like that but are hardy and aren't difficult eaters?
 

fish4lyfe

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Lame sauce, well anywho do you think you could reccommend me to a colorful fish thats hardy and has somewhat a personality?
 

zotzer

New member
A blenny!! Mine is an orange spot.

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Tracy
 

Swanwillow

goby girl
fire fish. But, as said, if you keep the 3 damsels, (the chromis is one too) then you are already maxxed on bio-load.
 

jamest0o0

New member
Yeah mandarins are tough to keep most suggest a 50+ gallon aquarium for them and a well populated refugium, you should also have the tank going for atleast 6 months... on the other hand I always enjoy watching my royal gramma very colorful inexpensive fish that is out and about during the day = ]
 

fish4lyfe

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that blenny looks very cool, but does it have any personality or does just hide all day and never shows it face?
 

aspinn

New member
aparently they have lots of personality.... but i have never owned one o_O just make sure you have a lid on ur tank... they are great escape artists aparently lol
 
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