Tiger Goby

(Elacatinus macrodon)

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.

Tiger Goby are sometimes found in the aquarium trade. Tiger Goby have a transparent to green body with brown stripes circling its body. Tiger Goby can grow to a little over 1".

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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  • Behavior: BehaviorSocialSocial
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