Goby fish - Stigmatogobius sadanundio
Scientific name: Stigmatogobius sadanundio
Common name: Goby fish
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.
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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