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Many bottom dwelling gobied are territorial so once they establish their turf they will not move around much.

Conch will roam all over the sandbed
Ok thanks. Gives me one more option to get another fish too that’s another benefit
 
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IMO depends on how much you plan to use your sandbed. Goby is guaranteed to bury almost everything you place on the sand. It will also pile most of your sand up in mountains around the base of rocks. But one mature Watchman Goby can do a heck of a job cleaning all of a shallow sand bed in a 6' tank.
 
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IMO depends on how much you plan to use your sandbed. Goby is guaranteed to bury almost everything you place on the sand. It will also pile most of your sand up in mountains around the base of rocks. But one mature Watchman Goby can do a heck of a job cleaning all of a shallow sand bed in a 6' tank.
I have a Biocube 32 and it has a little more than 1 1/2 sq ft of 1 inch thick sandbed. Also plan to get one more coral for the sandbed, but I use it quite a lot for corals
 

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I have a Biocube 32 and it has a little more than 1 1/2 sq ft of 1 inch thick sandbed. Also plan to get one more coral for the sandbed, but I use it quite a lot for corals
IMO there's not going to be enough sand surface in that tank to support an adult Watchman Goby.
 

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IMO there's not going to be enough sand surface in that tank to support an adult Watchman Goby.
+1 mine was doing this, then eaten by a nem. Circle of life.
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Word of advice - Be careful that you get a fighting conch and not a crown conch. I ended up getting a mislabeled crown conch (they look very similar) that killed and consumed a lot of my other snails. After putting it in, I would wake up to find empty snail shells all over my tank. The last straw was when I was watching it one day and saw it quickly “stab” one of my snails with its proboscis, then proceeded to cover it with its foot and eat it. It was immediately banished to my sump.
 
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