Butterfly Goby (Amblygobius albimaculatus)

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Butterfly Goby

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Butterfly Goby

Amblygobius albimaculatus

Moderate

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::22 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::30 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Live Foods

2-6 years

Family

Gobiidae



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Additional names

Butterfly Goby, Tailspot Goby, Tailspot Reef Goby

Additional scientific names

Gobius albimaculatus, Gobius papilio, Gobius quinqueocellatus


Origin

Sexing

Males with 3 black spots near base of 2nd dorsal fin and round spots on cheek; females with brown-edged band from upper lip to upper operculum.

Tank compatibility

Diet

This fish can easily starve in captivity, they can be fussy eaters. They prefer to eat continuously, rooting around in the substrate for algae, crustaceans and worms.

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

A bottom dwelling sand-sifting goby. Will dig in the substrate and hover slightly above it.

Identification

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