Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Zebra Catalina Goby
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Zebra Catalina Goby
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Zebra Catalina Goby (Lythrypnus zebra)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Red
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025, 68-75° F
Max. Size 2"
Origin Mexico
Family Gobidae
Lighting Moderate
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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The Zebra Catalina Goby, also known as the Manybanded Goby, has a red body with many narrow vertical blue stripes running the length of the body. These fish are not available as often as their relative the Catalina Goby, but the Zebra Catalina will make a great addition to the smaller saltwater or reef aquarium.

Very striking when kept in small schools, the small Zebra Catalina Gobies will dart in and out of the rockwork and perch on their favorite lookout in the reef aquarium. It is not usually an aggressive fish, but may quarrel with conspecifics if housed together in a small tank. An aquarium of 30 gallons or larger is usually suitable.

The Catalina Goby is a temperate species that prefers cooler water temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees.

In the wild, the Zebra Catalina Goby eats small pieces of fish and plant material. In the aquarium, it will consume almost any prepared foods for carnivores, mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp. It should be fed twice per day.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1"

Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution please.

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