Candy cane goby - Awaous flavus
Scientific name: Awaous flavus
Common name: Candy cane goby
Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 9 cm (2.76 - 3.54 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7.4
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 7 - 18°N (125 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 27 °C (75.2 - 80.6°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Feed Candy cane gobies a varied diet of sinking pellets, algae wafers along with live or frozen foods. They will readily accept tubifex, brine shrimp and micro worms.
South America; Candy cane gobies are to be found in the waterways of Brazil.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
Several attempts have been made to breed Awaous flavus in the aquarium but after spawning, the fry are very difficult to grow on successfully.
The expected life span for Candy cane goby is 5-8 years.
Awaous flavus require brackish conditions for long term good health. The salinity should be between 1.000-1.015. They can be kept in small groups of the same species but if different species of Goby are added they will be aggressive. Try to use a low water current in the tank and high water quality must be maintained. Use sand for the substrate and add some rocks to provide hiding places for them.
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