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Watchman goby getting bullied

Discussion in 'Fish' started by ianryd, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. ianryd

    ianryd Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    My yellow watchman goby made a retreat to my overflow. I caught him today, put him back in the tank and saw that my tailspot blenny is bullying him. This is new behavior for the tailspot, they have lived in the tank together for 6 months as well as before that in my old 75 gal. I caught him again and put him in the sump so he is safe. My only other tank is a 20g BB with a pair of percula clowns and a citron goby. Would he be ok in that tank with no sand? Think those fish would leave him alone? If not I might put him up for sale

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  2. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    Could it possibly be a territory issue? Did one move in on the others turf?
     
  3. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    He would be fine in the 20g I think, those fish wouldn't bother him, although maybe better if it had some sand.
     
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  4. ianryd

    ianryd Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well the YWG setup his cave first under a large rock, then the TSB found a hole in a rock like 6 inches away and called it home. I only noticed the bullying when I put YWG back in the tank after he was stuck in the overflow. TSB would come out of his hole at the bottom of the tank to chase and attack him while he was swimming at the top of the tank, sometimes even on the opposite side of the tank. His bottom fin was a little torn by the end of the day so I pulled him out and put him in the sump.

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  5. ianryd

    ianryd Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I've been considering adding sand to that tank anyways, so maybe now is the time!

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