Advice On Coral Gobys Please! Question 

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We've had a red coral goby doing well in our tank for awhile now and just got a green one. I ensured the dealer would take it back if there were territory issues as it's not a massive tank - about 20 gallon display and I had concerns. Actually they are very peaceful and always together. Would this indicate they've become a mated pair? The red one has developed a more elongated body quite quickly and is far more confident and out and about since the other went in.
 
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Hi :) In my experience, these guys are usually referred to as clown gobies, but unfortunately, that's about as much as I know since I've only seen them in other's tanks. Wish I could be more help but since I can't, I'll call on a few buddies who might do better. coralbandit Culprit ryanr
 
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Hi,
I don't much about gobies. They are considered a peaceful species and can be kept in groups.

It's possible they are pairing up, but too early to say mated pair, that can only be confirmed if they breed.
 

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Not sure on the cross species breeding of clown gobies, or if they have just formed a basic symbiotic relationship (ie mutually beneficial) which can happen between fish of different species. Either way congrats on them getting along.
 
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Cheers guys, I'm just pleased they get on well and seem to boost each other's confidence and provide good company. Our clownfish are looking like a mated pair but no eggs yet. Whether or not we end up with fry it's lovely it's a happy tank. Our dottyback and fire shrimp were mates until the dotty sadly passed after sumping himself - he was rescued but passed days later from either the stress or unseen internal injury, needless to say I've covered the weir now with mesh. The fire shrimp now has quite a bromance with our new mandarin, they cuddle while he's cleaning him and always hang out together.
 
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