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Hector's Goby
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Hector's Goby (Koumansetta hectori)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 3"
Origin Indonesia
Family Gobiidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Overview

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 with plenty of hiding places is suitable for this fish. It can be included in a reef aquarium and the fish will sift the sand as well as graze on hair algae. It is non-aggressive towards other fish and will not bother invertebrates in the tank.

Hector's Goby is easy to feed and its diet consists of most marine foods. It consumes large amounts of algae, worms, and prepared foods such as vitamin enriched mysis shrimp and brine shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1 1/4" to 2 1/4"

Customer Testimonials

Alan M San Francisco , CA
I love this little Goby. I wanted a Hector's because of the description of feeding on some of the algae and worms but it's much more than that now that I own one. He's fun to watch as he shifts the sand around and tunnel under rocks. He'll nibble on algae, and take in rock and sift it through its gills and relandscape the bottom. He stays out in front and plays well with others...
Christine B Burlington , WV
A fun addition to the tank. Ours stays mostly out front nibbling here and there among the rocks and sand. Perfectly reef safe and gets along with all our other fish. Colors are cool to see up close with unique spots and stripes.
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