Sharknose Goby

(Elacatinus evelynae)

Elacatinus Gobies are sometimes referred to as Neon Gobies. Neon Gobies are hardy and make great additions to a reef aquarium. They may set up a cleaning station waiting for willing participants to have external parasite or other debris removed. Provide an aquarium with plenty of rockwork, caves, cracks and crevices. Elacatinus Gobies should be added to aquariums with a sand bed in order to scavenge for benthic invertebrates. Provide a diet rich in meaty prepared foods fed multiple times daily. House with other peaceful tank mates. Gobies are jumpers provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid.

Sharknose Goby are also sometimes known as the Caribbean Cleaner Goby. Not often found in the aquarium trade. Sharknose Goby are an all over dark body color with a white belly, yellow stripe running from its snout to right after its gill plate fading to white as it moves towards its tail. Sharknose Goby can grow to a little over 2".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 10 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

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