Zebra Barred Goby- Should I get another?

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  1. DracoKat

    DracoKat Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I picked up a Zebra Barred Goby earlier after brief research.

    Did a little more and several sites say they do best in pairs or more.

    Should I get another, or would he be fine alone?
     
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    I started with two, and a trio of blue gudgeons. After a series of unfortunate events (mostly involving ich...) I wound up with just one zebra-bar. He's doing just fine in a mixed community with fairy wrasses, a coral beauty angel, a firefish, a kole tang, a couple of clownfish, a trio of azure damsels . . . well, you get the picture.

    I wouldn't worry about your singleton - but do keep the tank covered. They can launch.

    ~Bruce
     
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    As long as there are other open water planktivores, it will be fine. However, if it is never coming out, another dartfish or two will help it come out more.
     
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    thanks all

    I decided to pick up 2 more, just to keep them social. :)
     
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