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Peacock Goby
May 24, 2008
6:02 pm
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Couple of questions that one of the SF readers e-mailed in..

How long does it take for a juvenile to reach full adult size?

Annddd..

What's the pH range of the Peacock Goby's natural habitat?

Cheers gents /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

May 24, 2008
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no idea m8.

May 24, 2008
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How long does it take for a juvenile to reach full adult size?

according to some research up to 4 months

May 24, 2008
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not sure if this helps
Fishbase

May 26, 2008
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Karlos where did your information come from mate? I reckon that question can't really be answered, as it depends on a few factors. Temperature, the types of food being used, the frequency of meals and water changes will all have an effect for starters.

Peacock gobies have been commercially-produced for years so should do fine in loads of water types but the pH in its natural waters is between 7.0 - 8.0 if I remember right. The habitats themselves cover a small area and are in a virtually inaccessible bit of rain forest meaning wild caught fish are basically unavailable.

Cake or death?
May 26, 2008
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I asked a mate who had some

May 27, 2008
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If we could get more info about what your mate was feeding and how often etc. it'd be good. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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May 27, 2008
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QUOTE(Matt @ May 27 2008, 11:50 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
If we could get more info about what your mate was feeding and how often etc. it'd be good. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

will do

July 27, 2008
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yep, this is a little old but since I'm new I can be forgiven right?

my short answer.....Eternity.

but I'm not the very best of mom's when it comes to feeding. My spawn started out in a 5 gallon tank with partial wc's 3 times a week for the first 6 weeks or so. They primarily ate microworms.
Then I moved 27 youngsters into a lightly planted 10g. They got a variety of live bbs, microworm and I started them on flake. 50% water changes once a week.
This resulted in 16 of them disappearing.

The remaining 11 are now in a 20 long eating yummy high protein flake, frozen bloodworm and frozen bbs. The biggest might be an inch TL and they're 5-6 mos old.

eternity....

July 28, 2008
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Much better to keep an existing topic going than start a pointless new one K. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Good job on the successful breeding! What are your water parameters?

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July 28, 2008
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thanks Matt /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

My water is pretty moderate leaning to the soft side. Hardness is about 12dgh out of the tap but it tends to drop over time...oddly. It's often 9dgh when I check tanks that I don't add buffer to.

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