Almost Vacuumed Goby!!

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Geneva, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    I love diamond gobies but they don't love me! I was vucuuming the rug around the tank just now and saw my goby on the floor - thought it was dead at first but saw its tail move so I put it back in the tank. I have no idea how long it was out of the tank. I just purchased him last weekend and he started eating and sifting right away.

    I always like having a goby in my tank as I love to watch them sift and think they have great personalities but I haven't been able to keep them for years like my other fish. I have a covered tank but they seem to manage to find the small gap where the tubes go in and out of my tank and jump out or just disappear.

    I sure hope he makes it!! I'm glad I wasn't lazy this morning - I could have easily skipped vacuuming today!!
  2. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    lol that's funny!

    Glad he's OK! Jills clownfish jumped out of her tank. Luckily she was in the room when he decided to do it.

    But yeah diamond gobys are notorious for jumping out of tanks!
  3. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Ugh, that really sucks :-/

    Hopefully, if you found him quickly he will be OK. They can survive and jump and some air exposure if it's only for a minute or two.
  4. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    So does it swim?
    Or is it fertilizer?
  5. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    He looked ok last night - was swimming around and even built up the usual sand fort to sleep in but I haven't seem him out yet today so maybe the fall was just too much.....boohoo....

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