Caribbean Clown Goby

(Microgobius gulosus)

Microgobius Gobies should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of rockwork, caves, cracks and crevices for hiding. 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 genus. Provide a diet rich in meaty based foods multiple times daily. Gobies may jump provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid. Microgobius Gobies are tolerant to salinities adults have been found in freshwater.

Caribbean Clown Goby are also sometimes known simply as the Clown Goby. Not often seen in the aquarium trade. Caribbean Clown Goby have dark brown spots on a tan to gray head and body, white stripe on its cheek, iridescent white stripe below its dorsal fin. Females are typically smaller and have smaller fins. Caribbean Clown Goby can grow to almost 3".

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
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