Gobies

Gobies are relatively small fish, usually reaching three inches in captivity. Goby fish species adjust well to aquarium life. A well-sealed lid is a requirement for keeping gobies, as they will jump out of an open aquarium. Plenty of rockwork and the proper substrate of coral sand should be provided to enable burrowing or sand sifting Gobies the proper environment.

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The Black Barred Convict Goby, also known as the Black Barred Circus Goby, Circus Goby, or Full Moon Reef Goby has a white body with black to brown vertical stripes. A 20 gallon... [Read more]



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The Bluespotted Watchman Goby, commonly referred to as the Blackfinned Shrimp Goby, was first discovered by Bleeker in 1849. There are two color phases. The first has an orange... [Read more]



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The Catalina Goby is not your typical goby that you would use for your tropical reef tank. They come from a colder climate off the Catalina Islands near Los Angeles. Because of... [Read more]



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The Cave Transparent Goby, also known as the Bridled Goby, is a native of the reefs in the Maldives. They are often found in and about both hard and soft corals. This fish gets... [Read more]



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The Brown Clown Goby is common within the reefs of the Indo Pacific, found usually among soft and hard coral colonies. They are a small stocky shaped fish with a very large head... [Read more]



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The Citrinis Clown Goby, also known as the Citron or Citrin Goby, is common within the reefs of Sri Lanka and the Coral Sea. They are usually found among soft and hard coral colonies.... [Read more]



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The Green Clown Goby, also known as the Earspot Coral Goby, is common within the reefs of the Indo Pacific, found usually among soft and hard coral colonies. They are a small stocky... [Read more]



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The Yellow Clown Goby is a cheerful addition to any marine aquarium. In addition to its vibrant body color, the active and peaceful Yellow Clown Goby is often seen perched on live... [Read more]



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The Black Clown Goby is common within the reefs of the Indo Pacific, found usually among soft and hard coral colonies. They are a small stocky shaped fish with a very large head... [Read more]



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The Court Jester Goby, also referred to as the Rainford's Goby, or Old Glory, was first discovered in the Western Pacific in 1940 by Whitely and gets its name from its brightly... [Read more]



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The Diagonal Bar Prawn Goby originates within the rubble zones of the Indo Pacific, and is usually found in association with a pistol shrimp. This species is elongated in shape,... [Read more]



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The Diamond Watchman Goby is also commonly referred to as the Pretty Prawn, Maiden, Orange Spotted Diamond, Orange-dashed, or Orangespotted Sleeper Goby. It was first discovered... [Read more]



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The Dracula Goby is prized for its unusual and beautiful, stark coloration. Its body is a pure white color rarely seen in the aquarium hobby. But it is the thick bands of deep... [Read more]



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The Engineer goby is also commonly referred to as the Convict Goby. It is in a separate family from the gobies and blennies. Its markings change throughout its life. Consistently,... [Read more]



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The Gold Neon Eviota Goby originates from the reefs of Cebu and is a rare find in the industry. They are smaller gobies only reaching a total length of 1 inch. Their bodies are... [Read more]



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The Greenbanded Goby formerly known as Gobiosoma multifasciatum, has since been reclassified as Elacatinus multifasciatus. This beautiful fish makes a wonderful addition to the... [Read more]



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Hector's Goby, also known as Hector's Hover Goby, has a bluish-black body with bright yellow horizontal stripes and an eyespot on the dorsal fin. A 10 gallon or larger aquarium... [Read more]



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The Hi Fin Red Banded Goby is also referred to as the Striped Goby, or the Blackray Shrimp Goby. The body has a silver-white coloration with a yellow face and very distinct dark... [Read more]



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The head and sleek body of the Neon Goby, also known as the Neon Blue Goby, are dark blue with a striking horizontal light-blue stripe on each side beginning above the eye and... [Read more]



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The head and lower body of the Neon Gold Goby, also called the Yellow Prow Goby, and Yellowstripe Cleaning Goby, are yellow. The dorsal body is black with a horizontal gold stripe. It... [Read more]



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The Orange Spotted Goby, also known as the Spotted Prawn Goby or Orange Spotted Shrimp Goby, was first discovered in the Western Pacific in 1938. Its body is white with orange... [Read more]



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The Orange Stripe Prawn Goby, also known as Randall's Shrimp Goby, was first discovered in the Western Pacific in 1978 by Hoese and Steene. The body is white with orange stripes,... [Read more]



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The Orangemarked Goby originates from the rubble zones of the Solomon Islands, and is also known as the Orange-Lined Goby. They are a sand sifting species that will continually... [Read more]



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The Pinkbar Goby is also commonly referred to as the Shrimp Goby due to the close relationship that can form between it and various shrimp. Its body is silver marked with pink... [Read more]



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The Red Head Goby, or Redhead Goby, formerly classified as Gobiosoma puncticulatus has a head that is distinctly bright red with intricate yellow and white markings, and dark spots... [Read more]



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The Red Striped Goby, originating from the reefs of Cebu, is a rare find in the industry. They are smaller gobies, only reaching a total length of 1 inch. Their body is elongated... [Read more]



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The Sleeper Banded Goby, also known as the Brownbarred Goby and Bullet Goby, was first discovered in the Indo-Pacific Ocean by Valenciennes in 1837. It has a greenish-yellow head... [Read more]



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The Sleeper Blue Dot Goby, also known as the Ladder Glider, Ladder Goby, or Sixspot Sleeper Goby, has a white body with bright blue spots under the eyes and mouth. In order to... [Read more]



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The Sleeper Gold Head Goby, is known by many names including the Pennant Glider, Yellowheaded or Golden Head Sleeper, or Blueband, Bluestreak, or Yellowheaded Sleeper Goby. Its... [Read more]



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The Sleeper Railway Glider Goby originates among the rubble zones surrounding the reefs of Sri Lanka. It is white in coloration with two distinct black and orange horizontal lines... [Read more]



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The Sleeper Striped Goby originates among the rubble zones surrounding the reefs of the Indo Pacific. It is white in coloration with a series of black, orange and neon green horizontal... [Read more]



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The Steinitz Goby, also known as Steinitz' Prawn Goby, comes from the rubble zones of the reefs of the Indian Ocean. Like other watchman gobies, they have an elongated body with... [Read more]



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The Tangaroa Goby is a beautiful species from the Indo-Pacific that is opaque in color with many red and white flecks covering the entire body. They have a very dramatic, long... [Read more]



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The Tiger Watchman Goby is also known as the Ward's Sleeper, Ward's Tiger, or Tiger Sleeper Goby . It has a white body with brown bands, and an eyespot on the first dorsal fin. It... [Read more]



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The Trimma Goby originating from the reefs of Cebu is a rare find in the industry. They are smaller gobies, only reaching a total length of 1 inch. Their body is opaque in color... [Read more]



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The Two Spot Goby is also referred to as the Twinspot Goby, Signal Goby, or Crabeye Goby. The head and body are white splattered with orange markings. Its erect dorsal fins are... [Read more]



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The Wheeler's Watchman Goby, also known as Wheeler's Prawn, Gorgeous, or Wheeler's Shrimp Goby, was first discovered in Indonesia in 1982 by Hoese and Randall. It has a white body... [Read more]



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The Yasha White Ray Shrimp Goby is a hard to find goby in the hobby. It's a striking colored goby that has a red and white body and a black spot under the jawline. It has bright... [Read more]



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The Yellow Priolepis Goby, also known as the Yellow-Green Goby, or Golden Green Goby has a body with alternating white and yellow to green vertical stripes. A 20 gallon or larger... [Read more]



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The Yellow Stripe Clingfish is also known as the Urchin Clingfish, and originates from the reefs of the Solomon Islands. Its slender body is reddish brown with a pair of yellow... [Read more]



 Thumbnail Yellow Watchman Goby
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The Yellow Watchman Goby is also known as the Yellow Watchman Prawn, or Yellow Shrimp Goby, was first discovered in 1936 by Herre. The head and body are yellow-orange with bright... [Read more]