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Setting up an aquarium for your fish to feel at home requires careful consideration. Plants, rocks and salt levels should be considered when deciding the environment for your fish. Live or artificial plants can be used for the hiding spots that many fish need, but if live plants are used, ensure that they are able to handle the increased levels of salt in the water. For your fish to thrive, make sure its environment is as close to its natural habitat as possible. Additionally, do your research to ensure that all of the components in the aquarium are suitable for the fish species. Lastly, monitor the water conditions to make sure that the water remains balanced and healthy.
The males of this species have larger fins, giving them a more striking appearance, while the females are smaller and colored light yellow, making them more subtle. These gobies will typically spawn on the roof of caves or flowerpots, and the male will stay with the eggs to protect them from any potential predators. The male goby is highly dedicated to protecting the eggs and will often remain with them until they hatch. Additionally, the female goby will typically leave the male to care for the eggs while she continues to search for food. This is an incredible example of the dedication and commitment found in the goby species.
This fish is best fed a quality flake food supplemented with meaty items such as brine shrimp, bloodworms or tubiflex worms.