Citrinus Clown Goby

(Gobiodon citrinus)

Gobiodon Goby are often referred to as Coral or Clown Gobies. Gobies should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of rockwork, caves, cracks and crevices for hiding. Clown Gobies are naturally found near areas with abundant branching stony corals. Clown Gobies may nip at corals as they feed on coral mucus and tissue along with benthic invertebrates and copepods. Clown Gobies should be housed with peaceful tank mates as they can be out competed for food. However, they can become territorial with other members of their own genus. Provide a diet rich in meaty based foods multiple times daily. Clown Gobies may jump provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid.

Citrinus Clown Goby are also sometimes known as Citron Clown Goby. Commonly seen in the aquarium trade. Citrinus Clown are mainly yellow with blue stripes around its eyes, gill plate on the base of its dorsal fin. Stippled Clingfish can grow to a little over 3".

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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