Clown Goby, Black

Clown Goby, Black
Latin name:
(Gobiodon strangulatus)

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Preferred Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

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The Black Clown Goby is an excellent addition to any aquarium as they are peaceful, docile, and social. It is important to ensure they are kept in a tank no smaller than 10 gallons, as they may become aggressive with other fish if cramped. If a larger tank is available, they may be kept in a group, and will often form mated pairs if branching coral is present. Providing a peaceful atmosphere with other docile species is ideal for the Black Clown Goby. Furthermore, regular water changes and filter maintenance should be conducted to ensure a healthy environment for your Goby.

Clown gobies are a popular and hardy addition to a reef aquarium. They can be a great way to add a bright, colorful fish to your tank. They are also known to be quite peaceful and can coexist with most other tankmates. It is important to be mindful of the potential risk of egg laying on SPS coral if the aquarium contains Acropora sp. or similar species. Nevertheless, with proper tank maintenance, the coral should be able to regenerate any lost tissue. Additionally, it is important to keep the water parameters stable, as this will further help the coral to recover. Lastly, keeping the aquarium clean of debris and uneaten food will also help maintain good water quality and promote coral health.

The Black Clown Goby should also consume a variety of live insect prey.