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1 inch fish for nano

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Hello everyone,

 

I have been recently interested in REAAAAAAALLLLLLYYYYY small fish for my aquarium. Small as in 1 inch maximum size.  Among those are Eviota, Trimma, Bryaninops and  Aioliops gobies. Has anyone kept them before? Where can I get them?

 

Here are some of my favorites, because why not?

 

Eviota bifasciata and Eviota atriventris

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Trimma cana

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T rimma tevegae

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Bryaninops natans

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Does it have to be schooling fish?

 

Liveaquaria may be your best bet unless you can ask a LFS to special order?

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They’re nice. Few things to concider:

*they need frequent/multiple feedings per day. 

* they can and will jump. 

* some are aggressive towards its own kind and even more so towards other dwarf gobies. 

* they don’t live long. 1 year an avarage. 

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1 hour ago, Daniel91 said:

Does it have to be schooling fish?

 

Liveaquaria may be your best bet unless you can ask a LFS to special order?

It would be a nice thing if they school, but not necessary. I will ask my LFS to see if the can get them for me.

 

3 minutes ago, A Little Blue said:

They’re nice. Few things to concider:

*they need frequent/multiple feedings per day. 

* they can and will jump

* some are aggressive towards its own kind and even more so towards other dwarf gobies. 

* they don’t live long. 1 year an avarage. 

Thanks! Will definitely take that into account if I get them.

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My LFS have Trimma cana in often. Great for a small tank as long as you keep up your water care. twice a day feeding is good or supplement with live foods.

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20 hours ago, Boggers said:

My LFS have Trimma cana in often. Great for a small tank as long as you keep up your water care. twice a day feeding is good or supplement with live foods.

Awesome! Thanks!

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Another option is a panda goby... I had a pair for  a while..  tiny fish which like to hide in the branches of birds nest type coral. They may fall prey to hermit crabs ... as mine did. 

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KP Aquatics sometimes carries small fish. I have some masked gobies and a rusty goby from them. These small fish do tend to hide a lot but they're all out at feeding time. 

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Clown gobies are pretty cute and although mild mannered they are not as shy as some small fish.  Barnacle blennies are really cute too as they dart from 1 hidey hole to another.

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Whitecap gobies and flaming prawn gobies would be ideal if you're chasing after super-small fish. Not sure about the availability in stores though. 🤔

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On 2/3/2019 at 8:10 AM, vlangel said:

Clown gobies are pretty cute and although mild mannered they are not as shy as some small fish.  Barnacle blennies are really cute too as they dart from 1 hidey hole to another.

I have to agree on the barnacle blennie... I had one for quite some time and it was one of the most desirable fish. By accident it got shipped out in apiece of live rock I had to return... 

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I can't recommend a flaming prawn goby. I've got one and I see it about once a month. It's gorgeous but it hides all the time.

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Tank you guys for your suggestions. I like the idea of the gobies schooling around corals more than fish on the ground area

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On 2/1/2019 at 5:50 AM, Gourami Swami said:

Those "B Natans" are really beautiful! Have not seen these before

yeah! if my lfs stocked them id set up a tank just for them! like a 20g for 4-5

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Small fish are a pain to stock in most stores....they're small enough to get in between tanks in the small subdivided systems...and into the plumbing of the larger systems.  Lost fish cannot be sold.   :rolleyes:

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