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Old 04-22-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Stiphodon Goby Tank Question!


So I have been researching about these really cool gobies and was wondering if somebody knows how many I maybe can keep in a 10 gallon aquarium?

I know they like a mature aquarium with algae growth and current along with over filtration to mimic the rivers they come from.

Is it possibly to get the "River Effect" in a 10 gallon? Could I just use a power head to get the effect?
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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I have 2 males & a female in my 40 and they seldom travel more sq. in area than a ten gl tank has. They dug a cave under a rock/driftwood hardscape and stay near it. They do like cooler water 72ish. Algae wafers would be good to keep on hand in a newer tank.

The female cleaning up algae:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D3Wkq4jbQM
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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Cool so could I get a few pairs you think in a 10 gallon? Was also thinking about some Neo shrimp with them too.
I have a finnex ray 2 light for the tank that I have extra which should be good to help grow algae?
Do you think just adding an internal filter along with the aquaclear 20 I have will make a good flow of water instead of buying a powerhead?
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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A few pairs in a 10? Definitely wouldn't do that. While some may not travel too far in a particular tank, they definitely love their territory. And the more aufwuchs available per fish, the better.

If you can, go with a 15gal or 20gal long.

There's tons of information available online but you could also start with forum sponsor Rachel/msjinkzd. She's got quite a bit of information available about them.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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I'd have to agree with Somewhatshocked, 15 or 20 would be better. You could also build a river tank manifold, that would help you create the river effect you're looking for.

An awesome thread on stiphodons by odyssey over a loaches.com, http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15686
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