Clown Goby, Brown

Latin name: (Gobiodon spp.)

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Black, Red, Tan

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Easy

Avg. Max Size

1½"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons

Family

Gobiidae

Clown Gobies are a great choice for aquariums, as they are very social and inquisitive. They should always be kept in groups of six or more, as this will best showcase their natural behavior. It is important to ensure that the aquarium is large enough to accommodate their social needs, as well as other docile species. Therefore, a 10 gallon or larger aquarium is essential for the health and wellbeing of these fish. Introducing the group simultaneously will create a better environment for them, and if branching coral is present, they will pair off. Furthermore, it is important to note that although Clown Gobies rarely become aggressive towards other fish, they may fight among their own kind in smaller tanks. Therefore, it is important to monitor their behavior closely.

Clown gobies are a wonderful addition to any reef aquarium. They are easy to breed and readily accept a variety of commercially available foods. With the proper setup, it’s easy to breed these fish in captivity and watch their fry grow. Taking the necessary precautions to protect your SPS corals will ensure a successful breeding experience. Moreover, you can take satisfaction in knowing that your aquarium is providing a nurturing environment for these clown gobies to reproduce. Furthermore, the opportunity to observe the fish during courtship, spawning, and parental care can be a rewarding experience for any aquarist.

The Brown Clown Goby should also include algae pellets, fresh vegetables, and a small amount of live food.

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