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knight goby vs rainbows

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by tina1, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Hey, I took the fry out of my five gallon hex today. So now I have an empty tank and I just can't stand it :lol: I think I'd like either threadfin rainbows or a single knight goby. What do you guys think as I just can't decide!

    Knight goby

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    Threadfin rainbows

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    I think the rainbows are more suited to my tank than the goby but like I said I can't decide! I'd like something that is low maintenance, with personality and it must be able to deal with high temperatures.

    Here's the tank:

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  2. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    ncie looknig tank...what size is it?
     
  3. Heather&Nicole

    Heather&Nicole New Member

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    5 Gallon Hex like he said up top :) :y_the_best:
     
  4. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    That looks more than 5 gallons. and for the fish, get the threadfin rainbows, they look awesome. but the goby would look better in the tank.. decisions decisions lol
     
  5. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Threadfin rainbows prefer groups and you wouldn't be able to fit a decent number in a 5 gallon. The knight goby might work.

    -Chelle
     
  6. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    oops my mistake on not seeing tyhat size...go for the goby, that would like awesome
     
  7. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    goby are brackish to salt are they not ?
     
  8. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I know they're brackish, but I'm not sure if they can tollerate full saltwater.

    -Chelle
     
  9. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    They're brackish or freshwater, they can go either way but do better with brackish. My lfs keeps them in freshwater so I'll have to make the change very gradually if I do it at all.
     
  10. Obelix

    Obelix New Member

    Their are literaly hunderds of types of goby, the majority of them are salt but their like mollies, you can acctually acclimate mollies to live in full salt just like they can live in fresh so it really depends on the breed.
     
  11. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Oh, I wasn't talking about gobies in general... just knight gobies :D
     
  12. Obelix

    Obelix New Member

    Oh, My bad... I sort of ment that towards Fish Addict and a suggestion on goby picking. Well best of luck!
     
  13. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Do you suppose I could have two in the tank? Or just one? Knight gobies that is.
     
  14. bloodpain

    bloodpain New Member

    Seriously, I would recommend rainbows, they're hardy and colourful :D.. Maybe, you may consider the goby too.. Best of luck tina!
     
  15. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I would only put one in there since they get 3".

    There's also bumblebee gobies (also brackish). They only get 1 1/2" - 2" so you could have 2 or 3. The only problem is most of the time they'll refuse to eat anything but live foods so feeding could be a pain.

    -Chelle
     
  16. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    It's also a good idea to keep only on bumblebee goby because they have been known to be quiet territorial for their size!
     
  17. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Hmmm... the bumblebees are awfully cute too! I think I'll go with them and ask the lfs what they feed them. If it's live food then sorry, no go :roll:
     
  18. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    Good luck with them! Lets see a picture if u get one. Keep us updated!
     
  19. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    I will post pics of whatever I get. The lfs usually has the gobies but who knows if they'll have them today or not. I'm going in 2 hours and I will report back with the new arrivals :D
     
  20. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    Alright, thanks!
     

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