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aloaring

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Hi everyone
As you all know by now I have 4 Peacock Gobies in a 10 gallon tank. last month the older pair had eggs but unfortunatly the fry did not survive. :-(
the male is displaying to the female but she is ignoring him. It also looks like she can't swim right she keeps on just sitting on the gravel and hides away a lot which is strange for these fish. She is eating and physically looks okay. The water parameters are fine and all the other fish seem okay. Anyone got any theories or what can i do to help her?!? :blink: Thanks
 
maybe her swim bladder :dunno:.

Not sure if there is anything that can be done about it .[ water changes almost never hurt ] :nod:

larger gudgeons , like my sons mogurnda often act this way , but will also swim through-out the tank .

like you said this is unusual behaviour , as mine also seem to swim nonstop esp the females . However I've only had mine for about a month and have no long term experiense with them .
I'm sure C.F.C can give you more definative answer . :nod: King of monsters , and not so monsters



CFC AND RYAN were the only 2 people answer my questions about these fish when I first joined the forums. :nod: , If it helps .

**** keep bumping it up ****** so they'll see this :nod:

good luck
 
Thanks guys. Well she is still coming out to eat so that must be a good sign and shes especially loving her bloodworm. All the other fish are all right just have to keep my fingers crossed that shes healing :unsure:
 
Hi Aloaring ,

How's the female doing ?
 
Thanks for asking lucky 62. Shes still the same and she doesn't seem to have gotten any worse but shes no better either !?! :blink: So i'm not too sure what to do, its all a bit of a mystery -_-
 
aloaring said:
Thanks for asking lucky 62.  Shes still the same and she doesn't seem to have gotten any worse but shes no better either !?!  :blink: So i'm not too sure what to do, its all a bit of a mystery -_-
Maybe it will pass .

water changes , I'm sure you do them , fresh water to fish is like a " breath of fresh air " to you and I .
How many do you have anyway ?

My females are very friendly , when they aren't breeding they're out looking for food , all three hang out together for the most part , and if front of me when I set at my tank .

The males have different agenda , one track , they only seen interested in breeding .
When they come out after guarding eggs they look pale , they eat a little , get their color back , and they're gone again :shifty: wthin minutes [ breeding ]

good luck .
 
Lovely to meet a fellow peacock goby owner! I have four altogether 1 male (Marlon) , 1 female and 2 teenagers( too young to sex) . the male and female have bred once. i got the eggs to hatch but over 2 weeks the fry died off ( I need to set up a special fry tank i think!) The female looks heavy with eggs again so i wonder if it might be causing her problems! Have you managed to raise peacock goby fry Lucky ?
 
aloaring said:
Lovely to meet a fellow peacock goby owner! I have four altogether 1 male (Marlon) , 1 female and 2 teenagers( too young to sex) . the male and female have bred once. i got the eggs to hatch but over 2 weeks the fry died off ( I need to set up a special fry tank i think!) The female looks heavy with eggs again so i wonder if it might be causing her problems! Have you managed to raise peacock goby fry Lucky ?
I haven't tried to raise any of my fry , haven't seen any goby fry[ I don't think ] , the males hide well .

My apistos have bred on a number of occasions . The female is missing now , I suspect she is guarding a nest somewhere [ I hope ].

I just 2 days ago found 1 of my male badis badis guarding fry .

My tank[ check sig ] while not huge is quite large for these fish , there are many plants , rocks , caves etc. for the to hide from me , and the other fish , this was my intention , to provide a place where they would feel safe and comfortable. If I had more ground cover some of the fry might survive as I see some from time to time on the tanks bottom , to small to i.d. the species , don't think they're apistos , those I can i.d [ The female stays with them ...kind of herds them around the tank].

Unfortunetly a day or 2 may go by before I see who's been hiding [ the adults that is ].

I may try to get my hands on a couple more 10 or 15 gallon tanks to raise up fry .

For the gudgeons and badis I will need something well established with some plants in the hopes the fry will find small live food to keep them alive until they are big enough for brine shrimp and / or small insects .
 

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