General information regarding Citrinis Clown Goby
The Citrinis Clown Goby is found in the coral reefs that are located in Sri Lanka and the Coral Sea. They usually live in coral colonies that are hard and soft. They are tiny yellow fish that have blue vertical lines surrounding the eyes and the gills and an elongated blue horizontal line that runs along their dorsal fin. The body color of the fish can vary between dark brown and yellow. They are a calm fish that can be a fantastic accessory to a reef aquarium that has colonies of polyp corals and soft corals because they love swimming around and hiding in the polyps. They eat the mucous-filled polyps of Acropora sp. in the wild. It is considered safe for reefs, however, it may nibble at the bases or polyps of Acropora sp or similar SPS corals. If the SPS dominant aquarium isn’t heavily stocked with very mature colonies, these fish may cause severe damage to Acropora sp. They are often found lying on corals for hours. It is not likely to become hostile to other fish, however, it will fight its own species within smaller aquariums. It is recommended that it be kept in a tank with other species that are gentle. It is not uncommon for clown gobies to reproduce in aquariums. Be cautious when the aquarium is home to Acropora Sp. and related SPS corals. They lay eggs on the bottom of the coral’s branch that can cause tissue loss within the area in the coral.