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Decorated Goby

Greek Name: (Istigobius decoratus)

$19.99

The Decorated Goby is an ornate submerged goby that will enliven the lower parts of your aquarium by the daily routine of its activities. This Decorated Goby will actively roam the substrate looking for food and may even climb in the column of water in order to feed. The patterning is decorative and mottled to allow the Decorated Goby to blend effortlessly into the dark-colored sandy substrate. But, when contrasted against a lighter-colored substrate, it is easier to appreciate the rich patterns and colors of this beautiful sand-sifting sand goby.

To be properly cared for, the Decorated Goby should be housed in an established 20-gallon or greater aquarium that has coarse coralline-encrusted rubble and live sand for the substrate. A well-populated refugium attached to the aquarium is crucial to ensure an ongoing source of live food that is suitable for the Decorated Goby. A properly sealed canopy must be included since it is capable of hopping out of the tank. It is non-aggressive towards other fish, however it can display territorial behavior and fight its own species, except if they are a mated pair.

When it sifts through mouthfuls of the substrate, it feasts on the food items living in the sand. This natural food source is also beneficial in keeping the substrate oxygenated. This Decorated Goby feeds on a range of frozen and live saltwater shrimps, mysis shrimp live black worms, and prepared carnivore food items, and must be fed often.

Approximate Size of Purchase:  2″, Medium: 2″-3″, Large: 3″-4″.

 

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Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

N/A

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 64-77° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

5"

Origin

N/A

Family

Gobiidae

Minimum Tank

20 gallons

Description

General information regarding Decorated Goby

The Decorated Goby is an ornate submerged goby that will animate the lower parts of your aquarium by its routine and hilarious antics. It will actively roam the substrate looking for food and will even dive in the column of water to feed. The patterning is decorative and mottled and makes it possible for the Decorated Sandgoby to blend effortlessly into a sandy substrate that is dark. But, when contrasted against a lighter substrate, it is easier to appreciate the beautiful patterns and brown spots that grace this beautiful sand-sifting goby. To properly care for it is recommended that the Decorated Goby should be housed in aquariums with a well-established structure that includes fine coralline-encrusted rocks and live sand for the substrate. A well-stocked refugium that is attached is crucial to ensure an uninterrupted source of food to the Decorated Goby. A properly sealed canopy must be provided as it is believed that the Decorated Goby is capable of jumping out of the aquarium. It is non-aggressive towards other fish, however it can display territorial behavior and fight its own kind unless they’re a mated pair.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small