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Hector’s Goby

posted: 05/15/12
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Hector's Goby
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Hector's Goby, also known as Hector's Hover Goby, has a bluish-black body with bright yellow horizontal stripes and an eyespot on the dorsal fin.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of hiding places is suitable for this fish. It can be included in a reef aquarium and is a sand sifter or burrower. It is non-aggressive towards other fish and will not bother invertebrates in the tank.

Hector's Goby is easy to feed and its diet consists of most marine foods. It consumes large amounts of algae, live black worms, live brine shrimp, and frozen preparations for carnivores.

Like other gobies, they are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Anthias, Basslets, Batfish, Blennies, Boxfish, Butterflyfish, Cardinalfish, Clownfish, Damselfish, Filefish, Hawkfish, Pseudochromis, Puffers and Tangs & Surgeons.

Fish Facts

Name: Hector's Goby (Amblygobius hectori)

Family: Gobiidae

Range: Australia, Japan, SE Asia, Red Sea

Size: Up to 4.75 inches

Diet: Carnivore

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

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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