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    Posted: May 02 2013 at 4:06pm
I know the Gobies are peaceful fish, but don't get along with other gobies. Does anyone have any experience with Firefish gobies and Neon Blue Gobies? Someone I was speaking with thought that they would fight, but I can't imagine them not getting along. Am I crazy here, or would they get along in most cases?
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Aloha Jack,

If you are speaking of the small Cleaner Goby which has that neon blue horizontal stripe, they are gorgeous but typically don't last long in our tanks. This is probably because once they have cleaned all the parasites off their tankmates, they starve. There are exceptions of course.

The Firefish Goby is one of the reasons I decided to get into this hobby. They are beautiful. I love their coloration and fin action with the flicking of the dorsal spine. The Firefish is a midwater fish which can be a picky eater. In the wild, they eat live zooplankton. They are easy to scare and can easily jump out of the tank or simply pass away when frightened of their surroundings and tankmates.

What are the fish currently in your new tank and what other fish are you considering?

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Mark,

Thanks for the response. I am on the brink of starting my tank. Here is what I had planned on getting. Nothing is set in stone, and I've tried to make sure that nothing is going to kill anything else. Tried. The clean up crew isn't included here.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pCJJ_0y7-yWfl9AJtWaGUQiQQRoxbsP1n3IoQKlh020/edit
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Sorry, this link should work: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pCJJ_0y7-yWfl9AJtWaGUQiQQRoxbsP1n3IoQKlh020/edit?usp=sharing
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Get tank bred neon cleaner gobies. They will eat anything including parasites. Live just fine in a tank with most other gobies including fire fish. I had a jaw fish like them so much he ate rhem for dinner. Now I don't mix them with my jaw fish. PetCo has them usually for 10.00.

Edited by DMower - May 06 2013 at 4:22pm
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I agree with the tank raised gobies. They should do fine with the firefish.

I would only recommend one firefish.
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