Neon Gobies in a Gigas clam? trouble?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Apon, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Ok this is a new one for me. I recently added 2 neon Gobies to my tank, I thought they were eaten by my bartletts, but I recently found them both living in my large 10 inch gigas clam. I am wondering if its hurtiung the clam. Anyone ever seen this before?

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  2. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    I just moved most of my clams away from my gobies as I noticed the same thing. It was new to me too. I think it's a very real potential problem.
  3. Matt_Wandell

    Matt_Wandell Honorary Member

    The clam certainly doesn't look happy. I'd pull it too.
  4. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    I'm no expert on clams, but if you want to keep the clam and you need a place for the gobies, I'd be happy to take them both! You could just lift out the clam and dump the gobies in a bag on the day of the frag swap... then put the clam back in. Then you could bring them to me at the swap! :bigsmile:
    Just a suggestion... ;)
  5. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    The clam is not happy today- Hopefully I can get the 2 fish out off them later tonight. Its ok Matthew, I have another tank they can go in.
  6. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Into the softie tank you had near the kitchen a couple years ago? (not sure if you still have it up and running)
  7. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    that one is down, I was thinking to the one at work..... still haven't tried to catch the fish yet.
  8. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    ok fish caught - clam still not happy. : (
  9. guihan

    guihan Guest

    Wow! Looks like I won't be buying any small fishes, especially neon gobies. I hope the clam recovers.
  10. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    I don't think its going to make it.....does this mean I need to get my skimmer running again.
  11. guihan

    guihan Guest

    Say it isn't so. :( First the loss of a clam and then the addition of a skimmer. What's next, sock filters? I've got a 6-7" Crocea I could loan/donate.
  12. those giga are tought,give a little more time.i hope it pull thru.

  13. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Its still in and it doesn't smell bad yet, but It looks way horrible now. No fish or hermits carbs have bothered it yet, but its all deflated and partely detached form the shell.

    If it goes, I will be down to a 3 1/2 inch Maxima, 5 inch deresa, and a 4 in Squamosa. If anyone sees a small 4-5 inch Gigas let me know.

    2 Neon Gocies have been moved into my 25 gallon tank at work, being chased by a lemon peel angel. : (
  14. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    gobies are fine no more chasing.....Clam is dead and disposed of. RIP :(

    time to go shopping I guess ---new smaller gigas or elegance coral I am thinking. I know I know get both.
  15. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Both for sure :) If one or the other, clam. If you can find a clone of Shu Tins, then get the elegance :D
  16. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Wow that sucks Arnold!

    I liked the little neon gobies too.

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