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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Istigobius ornatus - Ornate Goby



EUR 24,50 *

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Istigobius ornatus - Ornate Goby

Istigobius ornatus - Ornate Goby

EUR 24,50 *

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Valenciennea strigata - Sleeper Goldhead Goby



EUR 19,90 *

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Valenciennea strigata - Sleeper Goldhead Goby

Valenciennea strigata - Sleeper Goldhead Goby

EUR 19,90 *


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

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Amblyeleotris periophthalma - Shrimp Goby



EUR 17,90 *

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Signigobius biocellatus - Twinspot Goby



EUR 27,90 *

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Valenciennea sexguttata - Sleeeper Bluedot Goby



EUR 19,90 *

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Valenciennea sexguttata - Sleeeper Bluedot Goby

Valenciennea sexguttata - Sleeeper Bluedot Goby

EUR 19,90 *


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



EUR 89,90 *

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Coryphopterus personatus - Masked Goby



EUR 29,90 *

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Gobiodon quinquestrigatus - Five-lined coral goby



EUR 8,90 *

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Gobiodon oculineatus - Black Coral Goby



EUR 14,90 *

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Gobiodon oculineatus - Black Coral Goby

Gobiodon oculineatus - Black Coral Goby

EUR 14,90 *


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

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Amblyeleotris aurora - Shrimp Goby



EUR 34,90 *

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Stonogobiops dracula - Dracula Goby - RARE!



EUR 99,90 *

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Nemateleotris helfrichi - Helfrichs Dartfish



EUR 199,90 *

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Nemateleotris helfrichi - Helfrichs Dartfish

Nemateleotris helfrichi - Helfrichs Dartfish

EUR 199,90 *


Sample picture. Helfrich's Dartfish (Nemateleotris helfrichi) is a rare and exotic goby that with limited availability. They are...

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Amblyeleotris guttata - Spotted Prawn-Goby



EUR 19,90 *

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Ptereleotris evides - Blackfin dartfish



EUR 29,90 *

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Eviota prasites - Hairfin Dwarf Goby



EUR 19,90 *

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Priolepis hipoliti - Rusty Goby



EUR 39,90 *

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Priolepis hipoliti - Rusty Goby

Priolepis hipoliti - Rusty Goby

EUR 39,90 *


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Amblygobius phalaena - White-barred goby



EUR 29,90 *

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Pholidichthys leucotaenia - Convict blenny



EUR 19,90 *

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Amblyeleotris diagonalis - Diagonal Shrimp Goby



EUR 16,90 *

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Priolepis semidoliata - Half-Barred Goby



EUR 29,90 *

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Priolepis semidoliata - Half-Barred Goby

Priolepis semidoliata - Half-Barred Goby

EUR 29,90 *


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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Gobiodon histrio - Broad-barred Goby



EUR 12,90 *

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Cryptocentrus leptocephalus - Pink-speckled shrimpgoby



EUR 24,90 *

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Ptereleotris uroditaenia - Flagtail dartfish



EUR 49,90 *

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Ptereleotris uroditaenia - Flagtail dartfish

Ptereleotris uroditaenia - Flagtail dartfish

EUR 49,90 *


Sample picture. Rarely imported but beautiful dartfish. Needs a well-structured tank that should be protected against jumping.

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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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