Zebra Catalina Goby

(Lythrypnus zebra)

Lythrypnus Gobies should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of rockwork, caves, cracks and crevices. Lythrypnus Gobies are cool water species ensure appropriate temperatures are provided. Lythrypnus Gobies are quite peaceful and should be housed with other peaceful tank mates. They may become territorial to similar species of the same gender. Although considered reef safe Lythrypnus Gobies may consume small benthic invertebrates. Provide a diet rich in meaty foods multiple times daily. Lythrypnus Gobies are hermaphrodites meaning they are born female and at some point in their life may turn into a male. Provide a tight fitting lid as Gobies may jump.

Zebra Catalina Goby are also sometimes known simply as the Zebra Goby. Not often seen in the aquarium trade. Zebra Catalina Gobies are mainly red with thin blue bands around its entire body. Zebra Catalina Goby can grow to a little over 2".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 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

  • Care: CareModerateModerate
  • Behavior: BehaviorSocialSocial
  • Diet: DietFlake FoodFlake Food DietLive FoodLive Food DietFrozen FoodFrozen Food
  • Habitat: HabitatReefReef
  • Light: LightMediumMedium