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I read that the engineer goby likes to burrow a lot and may topple rock structures, but if all of my rocks are directly on the sand, so is this really a problem?
 
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I read that the engineer goby likes to burrow a lot and may topple rock structures, but if all of my rocks are directly on the sand, so is this really a problem?
Yes, that's a problem. Rocks would need to be directly on the glass, not on the sand.

Engineer gobies will dig tunnels under the rocks, causing a live rock avalanche.
 

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I had 3 of them years ago. Loads of fun to watch. Busy little cave makers indeed. They will dig under you rocks and they can shift and injure the fish. Though I never had that happen to mine I suppose it’s possible.
 
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Yes, that's a problem. Rocks would need to be directly on the glass, not on the sand.

Engineer gobies will dig tunnels under the rocks, causing a live rock avalanche.
Sorry I meant to say directly on the glass! Brain fart
 
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Mine once in a blue moon will build a hill but for the most part has its own little zone and sticks with it and its' 12+"

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how are these guys when looking at having jawfish, or smaller goby species? are they prone to going after smaller fish? I was always interested in one, plus the eel like look would be awesome
 

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I read that the engineer goby likes to burrow a lot and may topple rock structures, but if all of my rocks are directly on the sand, so is this really a problem?
Yes this is a real problem, I have one about 4 inches long. Dig under everything and rocks do settle and fall. Currently I have an acrylic tank so no risk of crack. When I upgrade to glass, I will place rocks directly on glass then add sand around them. Great fish but burrow a lot
 

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I have one and never had a problem with him regarding digging under my rocks which i placed on my sand, but now he is to big to get under them now
 
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