Gobies that like warmer water

Discussion in 'Freshwater Gobies' started by fishguy122, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. fishguy122Well Known MemberMember

    Hi everyone, I really like gobies and I have a hillstream tank with some in. I also have another tank that I plan to fully stock in the autumn when more interesting fish are available. I was just wondering if there are any nice gobies that enjoy temps around 24-24 C? Thanks
  2. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    has some info on gobies in the aquarium trade. There are temps listed for almost every goby:

  3. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    24 C isn't exactly warmer water....did you mean to type something else for the second part?
    (I mean you put 24-24 C....)

  4. fishguy122Well Known MemberMember

    Oh yeh lol 24-25 c

  5. skarWell Known MemberMember

    I don't have allot of experience with gobies.

    However I have a bumble bee goby and a rhino horn goby in with the tropical community.
    They appear to be happy at about 75-78 degrees .
  6. fishguy122Well Known MemberMember

    Rhino horn goby?
  7. skarWell Known MemberMember

    Ya... Or rhino goby.
    I'll post a pic of the one I have if you want.
  8. fishguy122Well Known MemberMember

    Yes please that'd be great if you could
  9. skarWell Known MemberMember

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  10. fishguy122Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks. What size tank is that so I can get an idea?
  11. skarWell Known MemberMember

    You are welcome.
    It's a 40 gal hexagon.
  12. fishguy122Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks. That's a lot bigger than mine (mines a 17 gal). Can I see a pic of the tank it looks really nice
  13. skarWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you.image
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  14. fishguy122Well Known MemberMember

    I wish you could make my tank s lol! I can't aqua scape for the life of me and my stem plants always seem to rot even though I have good lights and ferts, co2 etc.
  15. skarWell Known MemberMember

    Lol Thank you.
    It's mostly water wisteria. No co2 just an overstocked aquarium :p.
    I think lighting is the biggest thing to get; once I got a good Ho light the plants look great.
  16. fishguy122Well Known MemberMember


    That's my that this thread is about tank.... As you can see its not really a work of art, mainly due to the carpeting plants I put in 2 days ago. The lights pretty good (35-40(can't remember how many exactly) 6500k LEDs)).
  17. skarWell Known MemberMember

    You would be amazed what a back ground a lil drift wood and a few bright fish will do to your aquarium.

    I didn't have much luck with carpeting plants. I hope you're do better than mine did.
  18. fishguy122Well Known MemberMember

    I did have some wood in there but it was too big and didn't let me do much if that makes sense? Plus I ordered way too many carpeting plants so I wouldn't have been able to use most of them if it was in there.
  19. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    To the original question, one of my favorite gobies is the Peacock Gudgeon, Tateurndina ocellicauda. They don't lay about like so many Gobies, they like to swim above the bottom. My pair was breeding at 25C. Not at all aggressive. They do seem to be available again.

    The Desert Goby, Chlamidogobius eremius, is another that is pretty easy to keep and breed. Very wide tolerance for temperature, and they prefer harder water. I had an article published in TFH about 12-15 years ago on breeding them. A little ornery with their own kind, but not generally bad with other species.
  20. fishguy122Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks chromedome52, but I'm really looking for gobies that are a bit like the hillstream ones, like the rhino ones that skar suggested. I've definitely considered those ones but I think the deserts are a bit dull and the peacocks look almost the same as the gardneri killis I have in there already.

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