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Panda Goby
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Panda Goby (Paragobius lacunicolus)

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, White, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 1½"
Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Gobiidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Overview

The Panda Goby is usually found among the branches of Pocillopora coral colonies. They are a small stocky shaped fish with a very large head for their size, and are black, white and yellow in color. They are a peaceful fish that makes a wonderful addition to a reef aquarium containing colonies of polyp corals, as they enjoy swimming and hiding amongst the polyps. However, they may nip at the polyps of SPS corals.

It requires a 10 gallon or larger aquarium with at least one Pocillopora coral and some shaded areas for the fish to hide. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish. Therefore, it is best if it is kept with other docile species.

The Panda Goby's diet should consist of a variety of small, meaty foods such as brine shrimp, minced frozen mysis shrimp, and other frozen food preparations for carnivores.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/4" to 3/4"

Customer Testimonials

Eric C Demorest , GA
I have a biocube 29 with corals and gobies. I'm a goby fanatic. This fella lives in my cat's paw SPS. Have to look hard to find him. But he seems happy and hardy. Doesn't bother anyone. If you want a fish to look at and see how cute they are behaving, swimming around, etc, this is not your fish. If you are looking for an unusual addition to your tank and don't mind not seeing it every day, this might be a good choice. Probably good for a pico setup. I've had mine over a year and it is still not bigger than 1/2 inch.
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