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Crested Oyster Goby, Captive-Bred ORA®
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Crested Oyster Goby, Captive-Bred ORA® (Cryptocentroides gobiodes)

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Brown, Green
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 4"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Gobiidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

LiveAquaria is proud to welcome the ORA Captive-Bred Crested Oyster Goby as part of our increasing selection of captive bred, sustainably raised and cultured aquatic life to stock your aquarium. Similar to all captive bred species, the ORA Captive-Bred Crested Oyster Goby has a unique advantage over wild-harvested species as it is hardier, and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums. As such they make a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike.

Like many other bottom-dwelling gobies, the ORA Captive-Bred Crested Oyster Goby boasts cryptic marking and coloration designed to help conceal itself from potential predators. Typically exhibiting shades of brown coloration as its main body color, the ORA Captive-Bred Crested Oyster Goby sports irregular markings comprised of spots and stripes that culminate to an overall mottled appearance. Unexpected pops of bright blue, green, and maroon coloration decorates this goby to beautiful effect. This somewhat subdued coloration is pushed into overdrive during mating, transforming the ORA Captive-Bred Crested Oyster Goby with a spectacular arrangement of vibrant red, blue, and yellow coloration.

Naturally occurring in muddy and rocky shallows as well as oyster and mussel beds, the ORA Captive-Bred Crested Oyster Goby does best when housed in an established aquarium of at least 40 gallons in size aquascaped with a generous amount of live rock with plenty of loose coral rubble, ample swimming room, and a sand bottom for burrowing. The ORA Captive-Bred Crested Oyster Goby is peaceful but can demonstrate aggressive or territorial behavior with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. It may try to jump out of the aquarium or other small openings therefore, a tight-fitting lid is required to prevent escape.

The ORA Captive-Bred Crested Oyster Goby feeds at the bottom of the aquarium, spending its day picking out morsels in and around live rock as well as sifting through the substrate for small worms and crustaceans. The ORA Captive-Bred Crested Oyster Goby should be offered a variety of frozen/thawed foods such as enriched brine shrimp, enriched mysis shrimp, and prepared pellet and dry foods for marine carnivores.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2".

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