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I bought a pair of Eret Kigoma from Greg almost two years ago and they never paired up. A friend convinced me to get more to increase the chance that some of them will form a pair. So when he recently bought some fish from Greg, I tagged a long and ordered 4 more, and Greg threw in a free one (Thanks Greg!). I put all 7 in my 90gal in the garage. One of them has been sick, it stopped eating a few days ago. I put it in quarantine to avoid being picked on by the others.

I am hoping to get at least one pair out of these. I'll just let them spawn in the tank and grow the colony. Cross my fingers...

The tank is also a grow out tank of my Duboisi Karilani. 40 from 4 different batches in there.


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I've only kept erets once, started with a group of 7 juvies and ended up with 1 male :/
I had a foursome of Tanganicodus irsacae (1m:3f) they would spawn but never held (male would never hold) to term.
I purchsed 6 WC Spathodus erythrodon and ended up with a pair. They spawn and hold to term but I have no luck rearing the fry after stripping. For some reason they never want to eat after I strip them :/
Gobies are tough to figure out...
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if you need re-home any let me know...
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Our mutual friend has been successful in breeding gobies. You may want to check with him. I think Mastiffman also had bred gobies. I too am looking for tips in case nature works out...

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I'm pretty sure his success is with the fry I gave him... I gave him 2 batches, 11 fully developed that were stripped from the male. And 8 or 9 tha still had yoke sac that were stripped from a female. The fully developed ones all died from starvation the ones with the yoke sac he was able to keep alive, I believe he started feeding them bbs. I was over ther 2 weeks ago and saw them they grow really slow, very cute tho.
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Gobies are very hard on each other, for such a cute little fish they can be monsters. It doesn't take long for a smaller or weaker one to be picked to death, it happens here every import every type. One observation, your water seems very still, gobies need a lot of O2 and thrive with a little current, maybe add a power head or air stone, just a thought.
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Thanks Greg,

Yes I have a koralia powerhead. That comment about smaller one being picked to death kind a concerning...
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You will not be able to just let them breed in the tank and grow the colony as they will eat the young along with any other fry they encounter.. If they spawn and you are trying to allow them to spit in the tank, the fry will become food for the other adults..
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Thanks for the warning. I'll definitely keep an eye out if they pair up and spawn.
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People see the goby and say how cute, but truth is they are one of the meanest fish per inch towards their own kind that exist unless a good bond. In my days I have watched hundreds tear watch other apart. So cute, so mean.
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Just to add on to what Greg said their meanness inch for inch, my male spathodus IS the tank boss in my 90. He goes where he pleases when he pleases and if any troph tries to stop him he is quick to put them in check.
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