Yellow clown goby - a good option for me?

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£25 is expensive. they're £12.50 at my LFS or £33 for a definite pair. although they do have about 30. think someone in the local area had some babies... although £25 is expensive sadly you have to work out the value in the local area and see what you can get. ask them if you get 2 and they start fighting can you take 1 back and get a refund.

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Just speak to them about the price... They might be just chancing it. Tell them how much they are everywhere else (don't mention online price or they'll jump down your throat with "no overheads" stuff) but if everywhere else is significantly cheaper, suggest they've made a mistake, as it doesn't inspire confidence for you to be spending much money there in future does it...
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Reply #17

It seems to be the going rate around here unfortunately. Maidenhead Aquatics is selling them £50 a pair, while my indie LFS is selling them £26.50 each.

My real concern is whether or not they would fight. I'd like two, but not if they might kill each other. I don't seem able to get any definitive answer on that online.

Getting just the one seems to be an increasingly attractive option if one will be happy on its own. £26.50 isn't so bad, I was more concerned about the effect it would have on the price of a pair.
Last Edit: Oct 10, 2013 7:38:07 pm by CezzaXV
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Update:

LFS has some yellow clown gobies in stock, so I plan on dropping by and picking one up tomorrow. They also have some feather dusters and I may take a chance on one, as the small hitchhiker on my LR seems to be doing fine.

Will get the benggai at some point after, perhaps next week. I'll likely go for just the one unless I can find two that I can be fairly confident are a pair.
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Fish: 2 ocellaris clowns, 1 firefish, 1 yellow clown goby
Inverts: 2 cleaner shrimp, 4 hermit crabs, 1 trochus snail, 1 feather duster

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Update:

A teeny tiny and adorable yellow clown goby is currently acclimatising in my sump, along with a second cleaner shrimp and a feather duster that I decided to have a go at.

I hope to be able to get a benggai as well in the near future.
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Reply #20

Sounds good, looking forward to the pics. :)
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