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Goby fish - Stigmatogobius sadanundio

Goby fish - Stigmatogobius sadanundio

Scientific name: Stigmatogobius sadanundio

Common name: Goby fish

Family: Gobiidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 8 cm (2.36 - 3.15 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 8 - 18°N (142.86 - 321.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 20 - 26 °C (68 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Goby fish can thrive of frozen foods. It will accept, blood worms, brine shrimp, Daphnia, and frozen shrimp.


Asia; Goby fish can be found in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Indonesia.


Males of this species tend to have larger fins; the females will also display a more light yellowish coloration.


Provide caves or tunnels in the tank for spawning sites. The eggs will be laid on the roof of the spawning site and both parents will guard them. However it is often the case that the male will spend longer on this than the female. When the fry have become free swimming, they can be fed on Infusoria or Rotifers.


The expected life span for Stigmatogobius sadanundio is 4-6 years.

Short description

Stigmatogobius sadanundio are best kept in brackish water; an SG of 1.003-1.005 should suffice. Despite being classed as a peaceful species, it has been known for them to eat small fishes.


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