I'm looking for critters to put in my upcoming reef tank, and while researching, I stumbled upon the Gumdrop Coral Croucher, and I reckon that I'd love one or two in my tank. But upon further research, I've found nothing about them being for sale in Australia I know they have been kept in Aust, as shown on Reefing the Australian Way, but nothing else, especially here in WA. Does anyone know where I can get some in Perth? Also how much would one typically fetch for?
Gumdrop Coral Crouchers?
Posted 29 March 2018 - 06:33 AM
Well they are kinda obscure, haha
They look like a goby but they're actually a type of socrpionfish that get to about 2 inches. Ambush predator, good for a small tank, lays eggs on SPS, which can cause irritation to the SPS.
And they're pretty cute.
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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:16 AM
I have personally never seen one in person.
Why not consider a flame hawk (one of the best marine fish!) or even Okinawa or green clown goby.
Cool looking critter, reminds me of a hawkfish x angler x dwarf goby! Goo dluck to finding one!
Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:30 AM
Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:11 AM
Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:44 AM
Try get a clown angler! they are great for a smaller type predator and gorgeously colored.
Have seen them for sale several years back.
Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:56 PM
Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:03 PM
Actually, I'll consider a small angler/frogfish, it's gotta be a small species like the aforementioned clown/wartskin frogfish. I'll keep my eyes peeled for both the wartskin and the coral croucher, which ever is not only available at a nearby LFS but also affordable lol
Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:33 PM
Posted 31 March 2018 - 07:16 PM
Yeh, ocean reefs is really quite underrated, they've really got everything haha. I'll give them a call, see if they can get me a coral croucher or frogfish, if not, I guess I'll just settle for a regular old banggai cardinal, or perc/occelaris clown pair.
Posted 11 April 2018 - 01:54 PM
I'd take the SPS over the fish personally.
Have you started getting all the bits of equipment together for your reef?
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