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Bumblebee Goby and Dwarf Puffer

Post by Powers A. » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:47 pm

I just set up a 10 gallon with DPs, Asian stone catfish and a bumblebee goby. So far the pufferfish are getting along with it and even following it around from time to time. Just wondering if anyone else has tried it.

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Re: Bumblebee Goby and Dwarf Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:43 am

Depends--most BBG species are brackish fish. Is the tank cycled?
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Re: Bumblebee Goby and Dwarf Puffer

Post by Vogel » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:12 am

Why would cycling the tank be important in this case, Pufferpunk? I'm just curious.

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Re: Bumblebee Goby and Dwarf Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:29 am

Cycling the tank is important for ANY case!
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Re: Bumblebee Goby and Dwarf Puffer

Post by JayEmpty » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:42 pm

First, I love those Bumblebee Gobies. I wish the LFS near me would have them. Make sure they are the fresh water type and not the brackish ones.

Next, not an expert, but as far I can understand, cycling an aquarium is always important because it allows the establishment of a colony of beneficial bacteria within the aquarium. This beneficial bacteria converts ammonia (usually from fish poop and left over food) to nitrites and then into nitrates. Both ammonia and nitrites are harmful to fish while nitrates, on a low count, is acceptable. The nitrates are easily removed by water changes.

I'm sure you will see this quote often in this forum:
"You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes..."

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"
:mrgreen:

If you have a planted tank, nitrates are also absorbed by the plants.

A tank that is not cycled would have high levels of ammonia and nitrites that are toxic to your fishes.

Experts may now weigh in.

Addendum:
If you haven't cycled your tank yet, this is a very good read: EMERGENCY: How to Quickly Cycle a New Tank

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Re: Bumblebee Goby and Dwarf Puffer

Post by pufferjw » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:54 pm

Yeah, JayEmpty is correct. And I may be wrong but it sounds to me like the OP was asking why the question of cycling the tank was connected to the situation mentioned, not why the act of cycling is important.
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Re: Bumblebee Goby and Dwarf Puffer

Post by JayEmpty » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:18 pm

pufferjw wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:54 pm
And I may be wrong but it sounds to me like the OP was asking why the question of cycling the tank was connected to the situation mentioned, not why the act of cycling is important.
Yeah, you're right. I read that as well but I was following the thread with Pufferpunk asking about cycling and OP saying:
Vogel wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:12 am
Why would cycling the tank be important in this case, Pufferpunk? I'm just curious.
... soI just assumed that OP was asking why this particular tank (with the Bumblebee Goby and Dwarf Puffers and Asian stone catfish) should be cycled. Lol. Talked about a preemptive strike.

So, to answer OP's question, "No" I haven't tried it. :) I didn't have Bumblebee Goby and Dwarf Puffers and Asian stone catfish in a 10 gallon tank. :D

But I once put 4 Dwarf Puffers in a 55 gallon community tank. :mrgreen:

Oh, and as an additional question, I was wondering where did OP get his/her Bumblebee Goby? The LFS near mine doesn't have it.

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Re: Bumblebee Goby and Dwarf Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:33 pm

Also, aren't most BBGs brackish?
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Re: Bumblebee Goby and Dwarf Puffer

Post by JayEmpty » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:23 am

Most, yes. However, I think there are freshwater bumblebee gobies swimming around somewhere. As to knowing whether they are the freshwater kind or the brackish kind, I have no idea.

My cousin had them in a 10 gallon, freshwater. They died after 6 months, I think. So, maybe they are the brackish type? But as I've mentioned, I really don't know.

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