Citron Goby (Gobiodon citrinus)
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57 Litres (15 US G.)
3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
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- Clown Goby, Poison Goby
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Indo Pacific: found throut southern Japan, and Australia to the Red Sea.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- It is very difficult to visually sex Citron Gobies.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful fish, although may be territorial towards others of its own kind. This fish is reef-safe but may nibble at the base and polyps of Acropora corals.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- A herbivore that will graze algae and may take crushed marine flakes, seaweed or nori. Can be tricky to feed initially.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day depending on algae content of the tank.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Reef-safe and should not bother corals. Provide this fish with a mature tank with plenty of hiding places.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful Goby that will spend its time in and around the live rock and will perch on ledges to survey its surroundings.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Variable in colour from grey to brown-orange and head grey-blue. Iris is yellow and a yellow line runs from below eye to above axil. Several similar species and this one is best distinguished by the black spot on the caudal fin base.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This species has a bitter-tasting mucous coating; this causes predators to spit it out, and avoid it in the future.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )