Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Curious Wormfish
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Curious Wormfish
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Curious Wormfish (Gunnelichthys curiosus)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
Care Level Difficult
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 4½"
Color Form Blue, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Microdesmidae
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The Curious Wormfish is also referred to as the Rainbow Goby, the Neon Worm Goby, and the Yellow-striped Worm Eel. The Curious Wormfish has orange and metallic blue stripes running the length of its body.

A tank of at least 30 gallons or larger with a sandy bottom will provide a healthy environment, as this fish tends to bury itself in soft substrate both at night and when startled. The Curious Wormfish may be kept as an individual or in small groups, but all need to be introduced to the tank simultaneously and have plenty of swimming room. Its tankmates should be peaceful, as it is easy prey for more aggressive fish.

The meaty diet of the Curious Wormfish should include fresh or frozen seafood and brine and mysis shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"

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