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Brad
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Username: brad

Post Number: 1360
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 04:26 pm:       

Are they a schooling fish?
Ever feel like you`re flying and drowning at the same time?
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Kenny
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Username: kennyman

Post Number: 460
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 05:03 pm:       

No. I see mine interacting alot but they can also go it alone alot of the time. Very cool little fishies
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larry
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Username: gomezaddams

Post Number: 149
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 10:14 pm:       

Not schooling,they like little caves and stake out a territory.Very cool little fish.I always forget about them when people talk about setting up a small tank.Many years ago I had a few in a 5 gallon tank with yellow gravel and caves.Are they brackish?I seem to remember that but Im not sure.
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larry
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Username: gomezaddams

Post Number: 155
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 11:46 pm:       

Sorry saw what forum this was in after I posted.Ive seen bumblebees at my lfs and at petco recently in freshwater tanks.
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Brad
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Post Number: 1362
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2005 - 12:54 am:       

I remember having a few way back and they spent most of their time resting of their fins rather than doing anything else.

The reason I ask is because if you do a search for "bumblebee" at fishbase, you'll get a bunch of hits, and one of the common names being schooling bumblebee gobies. Figured I'd asked even though I was pretty sure of the answer.
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Kenny
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Username: kennyman

Post Number: 462
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2005 - 09:04 am:       

there are a bunch of subspecies around in the trade. I think the best way to tell them apart is by fin rays. Some seem to be more aggresive, others mostly F/W. I got a link here in my favs.

http://www.aquariacentral.com/faqs/brackish/
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Sammy
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Username: sammy

Post Number: 24
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 11:21 am:       

I saw a fish that looked like a bumblebee goby may of been i'm not sure at my lfs in a fresh water tank i really want one or two can they survive in fresh water hapily?
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Brad
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Username: brad

Post Number: 1468
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 12:07 pm:       

some say yes, most say no. I`m going with the majority.
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Kenny
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Post Number: 555
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 01:33 pm:       

All the lfs's I go to keep them in FW. I have read that these fish can be found in freshwater pools that have been damed off from the ocean. One site talked abourt there being 5 species of bumbles and some more suited to FW than others.

But I keep mine with 1tbs of marine salt per Gallon anyways.
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