Mandarin goby

Discussion in 'Gobies' started by Eli The Fish Man, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. E

    Eli The Fish Man Valued Member Member

    i would like to know if i can put a mandarin goby in a three gallon tank with a baby damsel
  2. Sharkdude

    Sharkdude Well Known Member Member

    Three gallons is really small even for nano. Unless you have access to a mandarin that eats prepared food its not really a good idea to put them in anything less than a 55 that's stocked with a large pod culture. In a 3 gallon it might last a fee weeks before it eventually starved. They peck and eat constantly at copepods.
  3. Mike

    Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

  4. ryanr

    ryanr Moderator Moderator Member

    I wouldn't.

    As per sharkdude, they are very finnicky, and need a good sustained pod population (not to mention an extremely well established system)
  5. Sharkdude

    Sharkdude Well Known Member Member

    Honestly I can't think of very many sw fish that is suitable for a 3 gallon system that isn't very rare or expensive.

    Here are some suggestions that may work: Dracula goby (expensive), Lotilia/whitecap goby (expensive),yashagoby, trimmaor eviotagobies, barnacle blenny, yellow clown goby, red head goby, green banded goby
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  6. OP

    Eli The Fish Man Valued Member Member

    Ok Thanks
  7. A

    Aquaculture New Member Member

    3 gallons? I wouldn't put anything other than a live food culture in a 3 gallon.
  8. OP

    Eli The Fish Man Valued Member Member

    I have a yellow clown goby and a damsel and they are fine together.

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