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I have a yellow watchman goby that I just picked up yesterday from the store. I acclimated him and a pair of clowns. I put them in the tank and the goby just swims around the top of the tank and won’t go to the bottom unless the tank has all pumps turned off
 
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It’s the premium CaribSea sand and I just fed so all of the pumps are turned off he is just chilling at the top of the tank. He is really small though
 

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Maybe at top of tank is the least amount of flow. And at bottom is a lot so he prefer top with less
 

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I am not an expert, but that sounds like a very stressed fish. My YWG never leaves the bottom 1/3 of the tank.

Perhaps turn the lights down for a bit to let him settle in with the pumps on low.

If the clowns start picking on him, you may need to get the YWG out of there.
 
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Yes mine never leaves the sand except to chase a piece of food floating 2-3 inches from sand bed. Mine is about 1 inch
 

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Mines sometimes goes to the top for food or fight his reflection. Second picture just now food is at 5...
 

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Well I watched the fish in the tank and seen he would sometimes get bullied by my neon dottyback. So I captured the dottyback and isolated him until the goby can find a home but he still seems clueless
 

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I have a yellow watchman goby that I just picked up yesterday from the store. I acclimated him and a pair of clowns. I put them in the tank and the goby just swims around the top of the tank and won’t go to the bottom unless the tank has all pumps turned off
I just picked one up today from my LFS and has been at top for the past 2 hours
 
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