Can I keep more than one Goby in a 72 gallon tank?

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  1. mmw64

    mmw64 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2019

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    I have two pistol shrimps in different areas of a 72 gallon tank. I seem to have trouble keeping Gobys. Can I add more than one shrimp Goby or will they fight to the death?
     
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    I added two watchman gobies in a 65 ... they paired up, and are never far apart now.

    Added three high-fin red-banded gobies, the one I thought of as "female" would bounce back and forth between the other two, no real fighting between the two "males" ... they stayed well apart, though.

    ~Bruce
     
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    Yes. I have one ycg (bob). I’m looking at getting a gcg but I only have one branching finger leather. I’m going to add a second and drop in a gcg. I’m afraid the bob will defend the finger and won’t play nice with the gcg.
     
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    I've kept multiple watchman gobies together on numerous occassions without issue.
     
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    Thanks Bruce
     
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