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Yellow Prow Goby

posted: 05/15/12
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Yellow Prow Goby
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The head and lower body of the Yellow Prow Goby, also known as the Yellowstripe Cleaning Goby and Golden Neon Goby, are pale yellow. The dorsal body is black with a horizontal gold stripe running the entire length of the body.

It should be housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium. Rarely will it become aggressive towards other fish, but is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. It is a hardy cleaner species that will service tank mates and help control some diseases.

It is common for the Yellow Prow Goby to spawn in an aquarium, laying its eggs in a crevice or empty shell.

It feeds on a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, frozen mysid shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. If kept in a reef tank, the Yellow Prow Goby should be fed once per day.

Fish Facts

Name: Yellow Prow Goby (Gobiosoma xanthiprora)

Family: Gobiidae

Range: Atlantic

Size: Up to 3 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: Moderate

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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