Citron Goby (Gobiodon citrinus)

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Citron Goby

Lemon Goby.jpg
Clown Goby

Gobiodon citrinus

57 Litres (15 US G.)

3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

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.

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