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Old 12/09/2019, 07:27 PM   #1
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Compatible fish with engineer goby

Looking to stock my new tank with an engineer goby, a couple clowns, a royal gramma and hopefully some sort of blenny (flame tail, or midas)

I am concerned that the engineer goby will dominate the 35g of space and eat my gramma and blenny... anyone have any similar experience with these fish and compatibility?

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Old 12/09/2019, 08:02 PM   #2
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Your engineer goby will outgrow that 35 gallon tank very quickly. I would nix it from your list. 35 gallons is not much space to begin with in saltwater. A pair of clowns and the gramma would be enough. You might be able to get away with a small blenny too, but it would be pushing things.

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Old 12/11/2019, 03:08 AM   #3
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I would also advise against an engineer goby (it actually isn't a goby at all) if you want to keep anything else in that tank.
If you want something that digs I would substitute it with a pair of Yasha, Dracula, or High-fin gobies and a candycane pistol shrimp. They should go along well with the rest of the fish you have in mind.

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