Gobies

Gobies are found in all the oceans – so naturally the known gobies in our marine come in our aquarium from the tropical waters. Gobies usually have a long body with a big jaw. The ventral fins have grown together into a suction disc with which the fishes can hold on to the rocks. There are very few gobies who live in the fresh water. The wonderful Schwert gobies of Nemateleotris species belong to this. Gobies are specially suitable to be kept in the marine aquarium due to their small size. Often they also fulfill a special purpose: Some of them keep digging the sand to ensure that it always appears white. Others live together with symbiotic partners which is really spectacular to watch.




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Nemateleotris decora - Purple Firefish



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Nemateleotris magnifica - Firefish



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Valenciennea puellaris - Diamond Watchman Goby



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Valenciennea puellaris - Diamond Watchman Goby

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Valenciennea strigata - Sleeper Goldhead Goby



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Valenciennea strigata - Sleeper Goldhead Goby

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VALENCIENNEA STRIGATA - SLEEPER GOLDHEAD GOBY The Sleeper Goldhead Goby (Valenciennea strigata), whose golden head is a unique...

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Elacatinus (Gobiosoma) oceanops - Neon Blue Cleaner Goby



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Elacatinus (Gobiosoma) oceanops - Neon Blue Cleaner Goby

Elacatinus (Gobiosoma) oceanops - Neon Blue Cleaner Goby

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Cryptocentrus cinctus - Yellow prawn-goby



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Cryptocentrus cinctus - Yellow prawn-goby

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Gobiodon citrinus - Citrinis Clown Goby



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Gobiodon citrinus - Citrinis Clown Goby

Gobiodon citrinus - Citrinis Clown Goby

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Sample picture. The Citrinis Clown Goby is a small (6 cm) goby that likes to sit in coral colonies. It may damage SPS because it will...

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Coryphopterus personatus - Masked Goby



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Coryphopterus personatus - Masked Goby

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Amblyeleotris aurora - Shrimp Goby



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Amblyeleotris aurora - Shrimp Goby

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Amblyeleotris guttata - Spotted Prawn-Goby



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Amblyeleotris guttata - Spotted Prawn-Goby

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Cryptocentrus fasciatus - Y-Bar Shrimp Goby



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Cryptocentrus fasciatus - Y-Bar Shrimp Goby

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Stonogobiops nematodes - Hi Fin Red Banded Goby



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Stonogobiops nematodes - Hi Fin Red Banded Goby

Stonogobiops nematodes - Hi Fin Red Banded Goby

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Amblyeleotris periophthalma - Shrimp Goby



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Gobiodon quinquestrigatus - Five-lined coral goby



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Valenciennea sexguttata - Sleeeper Bluedot Goby



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Valenciennea sexguttata - Sleeeper Bluedot Goby

Valenciennea sexguttata - Sleeeper Bluedot Goby

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VALENCIENNEA SEXGUTTATA - SLEEPER BLUEDOT GOBY Eponymous for the Sleeper Blue Dot Goby (Valenciennea sexguttata), that can get up to...

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Discordipinna griessingeri - Spikefin goby



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Gobiodon oculineatus - Black Coral Goby



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Gobiodon oculineatus - Black Coral Goby

Gobiodon oculineatus - Black Coral Goby

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Sample Picture. Size S. Latin Name: Gobiodon oculolineatus Common Name: Black Coral Goby Adult Size: 4 cm Aquarium size: from...

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Stonogobiops dracula - Dracula Goby - RARE!



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Priolepis hipoliti - Rusty Goby



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Priolepis hipoliti - Rusty Goby

Priolepis hipoliti - Rusty Goby

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Ptereleotris evides - Blackfin dartfish



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Eviota prasites - Hairfin Dwarf Goby



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Priolepis semidoliata - Half-Barred Goby



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Priolepis semidoliata - Half-Barred Goby

Priolepis semidoliata - Half-Barred Goby

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Sample picture. The Half-Barred Goby is a neat little goby with an interesting pattern. They grow maybe to about 3-4 cm and is thus...

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Amblygobius phalaena - White-barred goby



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Gobies

Symbiotic gobies and partner gobies

"Most interesting: Symbiotic gobies with partner crabs!"

Coral gobies

Coral gobies (Gobiodon) on the other hand live as territorial creatures in the hard corals. They defend the corals against attackers and also use this for spawning. So a small piece of coral is gnawed off and the eggs are laid here.

Partnership

Specially popular and interesting to watch are the cohabitation between the invertebrates. The guardian gobies live together with a partner-pistol shrimp (Alpheus). So the pistol shrimp builds passageways (upto 1m) und piles up the sand outside. The goby guards the entrance of the hole and communicates with the crabs. In case of danger it takes protection in the passageways and feeds on microorganisms which gets out with the sand. This partnership is one of the most interesting things to be looked at: Gobies with partner crabs are definitely an eye-catcher in the nano-aquarium.

Feeding the gobies

Regarding feed, gobies are usually undemanding and can be fed with common food varieties. Artemia, Mysis, Goldpods and different granulated food are gladly accepted. Often the gobies are also fed the naturally existing zooplankton in the aquarium.

Useful gobies

Gobies can be very useful in the aquarium. The goby Amblygobius phalaena for example tirelessly dredges through the sand and thus ensures that this beautiful sand remains white. Due to the continuous movement it is a good precaution against Cyano bacteris and plagues on the aquarium gravel and can be used in the existing plagues.

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