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Old 04-14-2015
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Yep, one of the male (I assume it is a male) is the boss of the tank now. He chases the others around when they are in his sight. Good thing is he is not picking on any one in particular, he just chases any other Goby near him. Also he leaves the Duboisi fry alone (They are over 1 inch), so that is good also.

There's one other goby that he tends to leave alone, and I notice he was trying to dance a couple time also. Cross my fingers these two will hook up and may be I'll sell off the others or move them to the bigger tank.
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Let me know when you are ready to sell the others...
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So two of them finally pair up about a couple weeks ago, and today I saw the larger one has a bulging throat. She is from my original two that I mentioned never paired up. May be I had two female previously.

Greg was right. These guys are brutal with their own. The pair started kicking the rest around. Came home from work one day and noticed one was near death in a corner of the tank. Its fin was shredded and the body showed signed of being bitten. I quarantined it and it has gotten better. Its fin was gone from the aggression, but I think it'll grow back and will be OK. I ended up giving away two to a friend, keep two in the larger tank (hope they pair up also) and these two in the 90gal with the Duboisi fry.

Appreciate all tips on how long it takes to get the fry, and how to rear them. On a separate note, my Duboisi is pumping out fry like rabbit. I'll post in another thread on this.





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Cool. I agree. I lost a WC Female to her male in a 6ft tank. The other pair is in a 6ft 180g and I have him in a net yet again for the like 4th or 5th time now. I'm going to give her a few days to bounce back and regrow some fin and then they are off to my Mpulungu tank. I may even put here in there for a few weeks so that she has more confidence when he joins her. If that doesn't work then I will be switching out males. That's really my last hope.

I must have gotten lucky with my first 3 pairs. 2 of them joined pairs immediately and were regular spawners.
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Andrew, how long do they hold? And what do you feed the fry?

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IME the female will hold for 12-14 days then the male should hold for 12-14 days. I would strip the male a couple days after he gets the fry or he may hold them too long if he doesn't feel comfortable enough to release them in the tank.
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Thanks eez.

Sorry, I didn't respond to your question earlier. I'll let you know for sure if I get some fry from this pair. I ended up giving one pair to our mutual friend, and keep the remaining two pairs, one in each tank.
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