Brownbarred goby

Species information for the Brownbarred goby, in the Gobies category.

  1. FAMILY - Gobidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Amblygoblus Phalaena

    COMMON NAME - Brownbarred Goby

    SIZE - 5.9" (15 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. (76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Small crustaceans vitamin enriched live and frozen brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, prepared foods for herbivores. Known to consume large quantities of algae, Feed min. 2 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - May nip zoanthids, usually no threat to sessile invertebrates.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Can be used as a utility fish, will take in mouthfuls of substrate if fine enough and clean it of food stuffs, will eat some filamentous algae, keep only one per tank unless a proven pair can be obtained. Known to jump out of open top tanks, do not keep with dottybacks, hawkfishes, or sand perches.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 11, 2014
    jhnrb, Mar 13, 2009