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Twinspot Goby

posted: 05/15/12
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Twinspot Goby
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The Twinspot Goby is also referred to as the Two Spot Goby, Signal Goby, or Crabeye Goby. The head and body are white splattered with orange markings. Its erect dorsal fins are distinctly marked by eyespots.

It should reside in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live sand as a substrate, and an attached populated refugium. It will rarely act aggressively towards other fish, but is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair.

Under correct conditions, the Twinspot Goby will spawn successfully in an aquarium.

Usually, the Twinspot Goby feeds off the bottom sifting through the sand for food. It should be fed a variety of live vitamin-enriched frozen brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores.

Fish Facts

Name: Twinspot Goby (Signigobius biocellatus)

Family: Gobiidae

Range: Western Pacific

Size: Up to 3 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Live rock and live sand, 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: Moderate

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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