Red Head Goby

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Latin name: (Elacatinus puncticulatus)

Care Level





Black, Red, White, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons



This species requires very specific care and is not ideal for novice aquarists. It requires a 10 gallon or larger aquarium with a mixture of loose coral rubble as substrate. It is important to provide plenty of hiding places for this species, such as rocks, overhangs, and caves. It is rarely aggressive towards other fish, but is territorial, and may fight with members of its own kind unless they are a mated pair. With the correct environment, this species can be a long-term addition to your aquarium and may work as a cleaner species that services tank mates, helping to control some diseases. In order to ensure the health and wellbeing of this species, it is important to provide a diet that includes both meaty and vegetable matter.

The Red Head Goby is a hardy fish that is capable of spawning successfully in an aquarium. This species will lay its eggs in a crevice or empty shell and has proven to be a reliable breeder in captivity. Additionally, the Red Head Goby is a popular fish amongst aquarium hobbyists due to its vibrant coloration and hardiness. With proper care and attention, these fish can thrive in a home aquarium.

In a reef tank, a diet consisting of a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores is essential. Feeding once per day is recommended.

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