Knight Goby or Fan Dance Goby
Temp: 74-79° F
Max. Size : 3½”
Native to: Asia
The Knight Goby or Fan Dance Goby is from Asia. It is a peaceful bottom dwelling fish that has the typical goby appearance with a blunt rounded nose. The coloration of this goby is mostly silver with many black dots covering the body and fins. The fins are very full and this fish is lovely to watch in a nice colony of the same species. They will hang out in the front of the glass and entertain you!
Setting up an aquarium properly will require plenty of plants and rocks. It can be kept in both fresh and brackish water, and tends to do better with some salt in the aquarium water. It is a shy fish that will appreciate live plants that it will use for hiding. If live plants are to be used, choose a variety that will handle the increased levels of salt in the water such as Water Sprite, Wisteria, Hornwort, all Java Fern Types.
The males of this species have larger fins while the females are smaller and colored light yellow. These gobies will spawn on the roof of caves or flowerpots, and the male will stay with the eggs in order to guard them.
Ideal tank mates include: Brackish Water Fish, or Rainbowfish, Gouramis, Barbs, Livebearers, South American Cichlids, Danios, Plecos, and other scavenger Catfish.
Shipped about: 1.5″
The diet for this fish consists of frozen fish food including brine shrimp, blood worms, grindal worms and white and black worms. The aquarium water temperature should be kept in the low 80s. Extra aeration is best to replenish oxygen loss from warmer water. For egg laying and hatching, it is ideal to have a cave or two in the tank.
You can replicate a cave with PVC piping.