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Peacock Goby (Tateurndina ocellicauda) and inverts

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by jonny_ftm, May 6, 2009.

  1. jonny_ftm

    jonny_ftm Guru Class Expert

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    Hi,

    I recently opened a topic in inverts section about my Nerite snails dieing.

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    So, this topic is only to answer if the fish can cause it, not to discuss all the potential causes (discussed in the above topic)

    Now, I'm figuring if my 4 Peacock Goby (Tateurndina ocellicauda) are causing these issues

    All my Amano shrimps died, my trumpet snails can't do it, my Nerite snails die usually 48h after introduction (I kept 2 of them for 6 months before the issue began), my Horned Nerite too (Clithon Corona)

    I noticed that their tantacles are missing too, or at least I no longer see them

    Than I read this:
    Fishkeeping - Caresheets - Peacock Goby (Peacock Gudgeon, Eye-spot Sleeper) - Tateurndina ocellicauda
    I remembered that, a few weeks ago, I took a photo of my fish attacking one of my Nerite

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    It keeps turning around it, and when the snails gets out of the shell, boom, the Tateurndina falls on the snail. But, I thought they couldn't harm them

    Do you think these small predators fish could explain the destruction of all my inverts population? Also, when the snail looses its tentacles, wouldn't they grow again?
     
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    jonny_ftm Guru Class Expert

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    Hi,

    I just read in a french forum that these fish can even extract the pond snails from their shells. They are also reported by some forum members to eat small snails with their shell :confused:

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    I'm getting more and more convinced that this explains all the empty shells I see in my tank. I have these fish since about 8 months and their appetite to my snails begun only a few weeks ago, but hey, they also increased in size and became adults

    If anyone can share/confirm this expierience, let me know
     
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