Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
General Description: The Yellow Clown Goby has a wide distribution across the Indo-Pacific. A small, very peaceful fish with unparalleled personality to match as it hops across the live rock, the Yellow clown goby adds a ray of sunshine into any community or nano reef aquarium with their solid, vibrant yellow color. A Yellow clown goby can reach an adult size of approximately 1-3/4″.
Diet Requirements: The Yellow clown goby is primarily carnivorous. A diet largely consisting of high quality, vitamin enriched frozen preparations is absolutely necessary to maintain optimal health, coloration, and immune function. Such foods can include, but are not limited to, brine shrimp, calanus, cyclopeeze and rotifers. We highly encourage soaking frozen foods in vitamin and fatty acid supplements. Multiple, small feedings per day rather than one large feeding will also create more of a natural environment for this goby as it would feed in the wild. A clown goby may accept high quality flake and micro-pellet foods.
Care Requirements: A minimum 10 gallon aquarium is ideal to house a Yellow clown goby. Spending most of its time on the live rock, this goby will appreciate some type of aquascape. Do not house clown gobies with overly aggressive and pugnacious tank-mates. Yellow clown gobies are often selected for reef tanks, but caution should be taken when introducing a clown goby to a SPS dominated aquarium. In the wild, Yellow clown gobies consume the mucous of Acropora but may also do so to other small-polyp stony corals. Typically only one Yellow clown goby is suggested per aquarium, unless it is large enough to accomodate territories of three or more individuals. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.
Purchase Size: Small: 1/2″ or less; Medium: 3/4″ to 1-1/4″; Large: 1-1/2″ or larger.
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase sizes are approximate.