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Western Indoneasia, Thailand, South Vietnam. Mostly in estuaries.
General Body Form:
Elongated and round. Typical for the family the ventral fins are fused together to form a suction disc. There are two Dorsal fins separated by a wide indentation. The rear dorsal is located above a similar shaped anal fin. The back portion of the tail fin is rounded.
The Basic background color of the the Goby is a pleasant Honey Yellow or mustard color. This color is marked with a series of Black vertical band and spots. Usually there are four main bands, The first runs over the fishes head near the eye. The next two bands cove the body and slightly on the fins. The final band ends at the start of the tail (caudal) fin. In between the bands There can be less pronounced Black spots. As the fish ages the Black tends to fade and the Yellow becomes more pronounced.
Feeding your gobies will be the most difficult part of maintaining
them. They will eat only live food such as Brine shrimp, Daphnia,
Cyclops and Mosquito larvae. Some have had success in getting the
fish to eat frozen, however they seem not to recognize it as food
unless it is moving. Although they can be kept in a community setting
with other salt tolerant species ( Mollies or Platies ) they will
remain shy and not flourish. They will be happiest in a species tank.
Keep a fairly large number, ten or more, in the tank and provide plenty
of hiding places such as stones tubes and caves. Plants will be limited
to salt tolerant varieties and probably the best choice will be the
die hard Java fern, plastic may be a better choice. The water should
have a small amount of marine mix to increase the salinity. One to
two teaspoons per two gallons should be OK. Although you do not want
heavy circulation, aeration and filtration should be efficient.
Brackish estuaries with plants as well as open areas of Southeast asia
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