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Yellownose Goby

posted: 05/15/12
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Yellownose Goby
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The Yellownose Goby is also referred to as the Striped Goby, or Hi Fin Red Banded Goby. The body has a silver-white coloration with a yellow face and very distinct dark diagonal stripes across the body. The male may be identified by the fan-like dorsal fin that bears an eyespot.

It is best suited for a 30 gallon or larger aquarium. It is not aggressive towards other shrimp gobies and may even share a burrow with another species. Being territorial, it may occasionally quarrel with conspecifics if kept together, or if the tank is too small.

It is possible for the Yellownose Goby to spawn successfully in an aquarium.

The diet should consist of mysid shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and chopped table shrimp. It needs to be fed at least two times per day. When first added to the aquarium it may not eat for several days, but will usually acclimate and begin eating.

Fish Facts

Name: Yellownose Goby (Stonogobiops xanthorhinica)

Family: Gobiidae

Range: Western Pacific

Size: Up to 4 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: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Moderate

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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