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    Rhinogobius Condominium

    Seeing how quick to breed my duospilus were once my dominant male had his own territory, I decided to upgrade their digs. I'm getting 4 F1 Rhinogobius rubromaculatus who will join my duospilus 6 very shortly.
    I only had a 29 available for them, and I felt like I would be wasting most of the space it affords, so I got a little creative. These martini glasses have a 9" diameter and were $6 from Michael's. Essentially, I've subtracted 3 square inches from the bottom, and added 190 square inches of "floor" space available for territory (that's my math, anyway. 4.5 squaredx3.14 for each, right?). They already are using it, though so far no males have claimed a glass for their territory. They simply haven't needed to yet, though that will change when the rubros come and if my eggs grow up into little gobies!

    This is a little bit of a departure from my usual naturalistic scapes, but, well... at least I didn't use pink sand and name the tank "Sex in the City" as my wife suggested. Specs are: 29g, stock lighting, Fluval 105, No heater.








    The father of my eggs:


    This is the prime cave. My two biggest males have sparred over it a few times. The above guy has it for now, and I think he'll keep it.








    There's a little female in the pvc cave below


    And up on her glass. It's always this one. I think females like their own territory too.

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    looks good



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    Awesome set-up, good luck!
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    Shake it up, gobies! James Bond in the desert! I like the scattered gravel bits & the anubias garnish on the 1.

    My husband says it reminds him of the Jetson's cartoon (but you're probably too young)



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    Nah. I saw re-runs on Nick at Night!



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    You're just a baby! Nick my a**! What, no James bond?!?



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    That's such a good idea!! I love it



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    Thanks, all! The rubros arrived today. They're small, but big enough that I'm not worried about them getting eaten by my duos.
    So freakin' cute.



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    Eggs this morning! The ugly guy who was emaciated upon arrival is the dad this time, and I didn't need to remove him from the colony, which is great. I think there are two mothers again, but it's hard to see in there. He chose a little pvc pipe (1/2" diameter).



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    My husband says it reminds him of the Jetson's cartoon (but you're probably too young)

    Haha, I was thinking the same thing!!!
    Looks great, a good way to give everyone their own space.
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