Citrinus goby white patches

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I have two citrinis Gobies, one keeps attacking the other one. I got. Told to re home one. But today I noticed the one that is aggressive has white patches on him. Is this white spot?

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Reply #1

Nope. Looks like stress spots to me. Would make sense too.
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Is it due to having 2 in the tank? How is it that the one that's aggressive has the stress? And should they disappear once I re home the other one?

And thanks for the reply was really worried about ich.

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Yes, most likely due to fighting. Doesn't matter if it's the aggressor or not, it's still stressed as its defending it's territory...constant threat from the other one.

They can display stress in different ways.

Yes, hopefully will settle when you split them.

Can you use a breeding net, or plastic colander to split them for now?
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Hi,

I was thinking of putting the one that gets bullied into a small tank,until I can find a good home for it.

At times though they seem like they are fine. Then all of a sudden the big one will give it chase for like 2 seconds then they just sit again.

But I've heard you can't keep 2 so I'm gonna be safe and re home one.

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Reply #5

I was under the impression that these Gobies are Protogynous Hermaphrodites?
What is the Size difference between the two?
You sure that the Male (larger) is not just trying his luck?

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One is probably about 2 inches and the other just anout 2.5 inches.

Do you think it could be a male and female thing?

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What did the smaller do when chased? Have you ever seen them lock mouth to mouth?

They really enjoy branching corals, so kenya tree, xenia, SPS sticks etc

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No not seen them lock mouths, the smaller one just swims away asoon as the chase starts. The chase doesn't last long and the smaller one doesn't hide away it sometimes even comes closer to it just to get chased away again.

Its a fairly new tank I still haven't added any corals. But I will do later on. I was thinking about the kenya tree would you recommend it for beginners?

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Reply #9

Yeah Kenya Tree is relatively hardy. I have been trying to kill mine off for about 3 months now and only just getting on top of it. Dont let dropped branches float freely, they WILL invade you're rocks.

Have a look into Finger Leathers, Toadstools, Xenia, GSP (I might have to trim back again soon) these will give the CCG (Citreon Clown Goby) some perches that theyll love. Also will break line of sight so more places to hide.

Other than that Mushrooms and Zoas are great for beginners.

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