Blenny and Goby

Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by blkhawk10, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. blkhawk10

    blkhawk10 New Member

    I have heard differing opinions on the compatability of these two fish, can anyone give me some info on keeping these two fish together in a 37 gal. w/ about 55 lbs. lr?
  2. teresaq

    teresaq New Member

    Ive kept lots of gobies with blennys and had no problems at all. right now i have a flame tail blenny with a clown gobie in my 37 gal and a lmb and a clown gobie in my 150.
  3. firefish9

    firefish9 New Member

    I've never heard of blennys and gobies not being kept together. :notsure:
  4. dogstar

    dogstar New Member

    Can you be more specific of what species you have in mind ??
    Often mixing certain species of these families or even conspecies can have bad results ( particularly with some blennies ) but many should work well also...
  5. firerescue

    firerescue New Member

    Actually my lawnmower blenny chases my orangemark goby all over from time to time and the blenny was just put in a couple of weeks ago and the goby has been in there for a year. So it seems to me that the blenny is sort of aggressive. I knew they may be agressive towards something that looks similar to themselves but I did not think the goby did. I guess the shape is similar, thats the only thing I could think of.
  6. blkhawk10

    blkhawk10 New Member

    i have a midas blenny and I would like to get a tiger goby or a sleeper goby, the guy at the fish store told me his midas is a bit agressive.
  7. bojik

    bojik New Member

    Originally Posted by FireRescue
    Actually my lawnmower blenny chases my orangemark goby all over from time to time and the blenny was just put in a couple of weeks ago and the goby has been in there for a year. So it seems to me that the blenny is sort of aggressive. I knew they may be agressive towards something that looks similar to themselves but I did not think the goby did. I guess the shape is similar, thats the only thing I could think of.
    Some LMB get attitudes regardless
  8. firerescue

    firerescue New Member

    well then mine has a major bad attitude. The orangemarked goby barely comes out now.
  9. dogstar

    dogstar New Member

    Originally Posted by blkhawk10
    i have a midas blenny and I would like to get a tiger goby or a sleeper goby, the guy at the fish store told me his midas is a bit agressive.
    Thanks.
    I would not recomend that.
    The Midas is can get very aggressive with passive fish.
    On a side note, Most sleeper ( sand sifters ) gobies will feed on tiny organisums that live in the sand bed and will often depleat a small system of their food source and many starve to death after a short time because of this.
    They should only be kept in a well established large system will a healthy live sand bed and even a refugium to help replenish the sand fauna.
    I know the Tiger Goby is a beauty, but must be kept in the right conditions.
  10. chipmaker

    chipmaker New Member

    I know from past fish I have had as well as two of them right now that if there is a blenny and a goby that may look similar they can possibly fight. I have a yellow watchman goby and a bi-color blenny that are always in a lip lock with each other anymore. Initially for over a year they got along fine. If one ventured inthe others territory just a flash or change in posture wa enopugh now its like they just ilve to antagonize each other and get bowed up with each other. I have one tank with 8 yellow clown gobies in it and also 6 green clowns and all do fine together. Had a bi-color blenny in that tank too and he used to continually pick on the gobys all the time....and everyone told me the clowns would fight with each other.......but they never did.
  11. blkhawk10

    blkhawk10 New Member

    so if thats the case what would be a good alternative to a goby?

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