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Cobalt Blue Goby
Stiphodon Semoni Goby
This Goby is not only gorgeous and small (up to 2″ max), it’s an easy, Peaceful fish that has awesome markings and colors. The Diet of these Stiphodon are Omnivore.
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Native to the Far East, in the Gobidae Family, these gobies will do best in colonies with other Gobys and lots of other fish. The Neon Blue Goby is a remarkable fish that is newly available to the US. With its many attractive characteristics, this diminutive fish is gonna blow up the freshwater aquarium hobby! The color is electric, and often mistaken as a marine specimen. Once established in its new home, the Neon Blue Goby demonstrates even deeper coloration! New arrivals will initially be very pale with a hint of iridescence. The Neon Blue Goby has a healthy appetite for all kinds of freshwater algae! The energetic Neon Blue Goby will actively scour surfaces, providing your aquarium with valuable algae-cleaning services. Similar to other gobies, the Neon Blue Goby is an intriguing fish full of personality that provides unmatched entertainment. With proper care, the sleek and diminutive Neon Blue Goby offers the freshwater hobbyists in search of unusual aquarium inhabitants a peaceful addition sure to be the envy of other aquarists.
Hailing from clear, fast-moving streams of Asia, the Neon Blue Goby requires an established aquarium that replicates conditions found in these environments. It is critical to provide high aeration and strong water movement to ensure the health of the Neon Blue Goby. A fast-moving, oxygen-rich environment can be achieved through the use of powerheads. Make sure the airline tubing connected to the powerhead inlet is drawing in fresh air. The use of a slightly oversized filter will also increase filtration and water movement. Also, avoid high water temperatures to ensure greater dissolved oxygen content.
To create a natural habitat for the Neon Blue Goby, aquascape with ample amounts of river rocks of varying size and shape to replicate a tumbled streambed. Algae and other food items growing on or encrusting the river rock is an essential food source that offers beneficial foraging activity.
The Neon Blue Goby will accept most food items small enough to fit in its mouth. As mentioned before, biological matter such as detritus and algae that forms on river rock makes up a major portion of its diet. Supplement the diet of the Neon Blue Goby with foods that sink to the bottom of the aquarium such as a high-quality flake food, sinking carnivore pellets, sinking algae wafers, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex worms.
shipped about 1.5 – 1.75″
Stocking info help: You should stock about 7 or 8 of these gobies in a 20 Gal tank w other fish.