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Zebra Dart Goby

posted: 05/15/12
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Zebra Dart Goby
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The Zebra Dart Goby is also referred to as the Bar Goby, Zebra or Barred Dartfish, Zebra Goby, or Chinese Zebra Goby. Both the head and body of the Zebra Dart Goby are light green. Its attractive slender body has numerous vertical, evenly-spaced thin orange stripes displaying an intricate pattern.

A tank of at least 30 gallons or larger with a sandy bottom, plants, and coral will provide a healthy environment. Small groups or pairs tend to do better in an aquarium than a single individual, but all need to be introduced to the tank simultaneously and have plenty of swimming room.

The meaty diet of the Zebra Dart Goby should include fresh or frozen seafood and brine and mysid shrimp.

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: Zebra Dart Goby (Ptereleotris zebra)

Family: Microdesmidae

Range: Indo-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: High

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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