Saltwater Aquarium Corals for Marine Reef Aquariums: Neon Blue Goby, Captive-Bred
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Neon Blue Goby, Captive-Bred
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Captive-Bred
Neon Blue Goby, Captive-Bred (Elactinus oceanops)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 2"
Color Form Black, Blue
Diet Carnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Gobiidae
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Overview

The Neon Blue Goby, or Neon Goby, is known for its gorgeous electric blue stripes. The head and sleek body of the Neon Blue Goby are dark blue with a striking horizontal, light-blue stripe on each side of the body. These signature stripes begin above the eyes and run the entire length of the body. The Neon Blue Goby is a very hardy fish and because of its small size, it makes a great addition to smaller nano reef aquariums.

The Neon Blue Goby should be housed in a 10 gallon or larger aquarium. Rarely will it become aggressive towards other fish. However, the Neon Blue Goby is territorial and will demonstrate aggression towards its own kind unless they are a mated pair. It is common for the Neon Blue Goby to spawn in an aquarium, laying its eggs in a crevice or empty shell.

In the wild, parasites picked off larger reef fish make up a portion of the Neon Blue Goby's natural diet. However, in the home aquarium, the Neon Blue Goby needs to be fed a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. If kept in a reef aquarium, the Neon Blue Goby should be fed once per day.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1/2" to 1" Medium: 1" to 1-3/4"

Customer Testimonials

Leslie S Houston , TX
I got one of these a couple of months ago and love how he cleans my large Angelfish of ich and other things growing on the body. I would think that these little fish would be great for someone with ich prone Tangs. When I put my arm in the tank the little fish comes and tries to clean my arm. My goby also eats any food that the other fish in the tank eat. I highly recommend this hardy little fish.
Dombie J Amarillo , TX
i got one of these little guys and i love how he is always out in the open he tryes to clean my other fish but my dart fish wants nothing to do with him and chases him off but he is a good little addition to my tank.
James Parsons Hamburg , NJ
I got a bonded pair of these. Great little fish! An hour after being put in the tank they are swimming around and made a burrow. Thankfully in the front of the tank! Although I didn't think in advance and had to run out to lfs to get small food for them. Also, they behave more like a blennie than a goby, imo. Meaning very adventurous and don't scare easily. May have to get a screen for my overflow, lol.
Kat B Sugar Grove , IL
This is a wonderful and friendly little fish! Ours always swims up to the glass when we approach and is always hanging out on the rocks in full view. It's fun to watch him clean the fish as well.
Joanne R Java , VA
I purchased three of these little fish thinking schooling species. Wrong-two have paired off and share a rock crevice. They are delightful, hardy fish that take up no room at all in a tank, but the pair does chase the 3rd and I need to find a new home for him.
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