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Green Clown Goby

posted: 05/15/12
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Green Clown Goby
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The Green Clown Goby, also known as the Earspot Coral Goby, is a yellow to greenish-tan color with orange vertical stripes on its head.

It requires a 30 gallon or larger aquarium preferably with branching coral. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but will fight with its own kind in smaller tanks. Therefore, it is best if it is kept with other docile species.

Green Clown Gobies are known to successfully spawn while in the aquarium, laying eggs that sink into the coral branches where they are protected.

The diet of the Green Clown Goby should consist of a variety of brine shrimp, frozen mysid shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. If housed in a reef tank with live branching corals, it needs to be fed once a day. If housed in a tank without substrate, it will require several feedings per day.

Fish Facts

Name: Green Clown Goby (Gobiodon atrangulatus)

Family: Gobiidae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 1.5 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: Medium

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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