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|Yellow Coral Goby|
- Yellow Coral Goby
- Okinaeae Goby
- Yellow Clown Goby
A small, oval shaped fish, it is easily distinguished by others of its genus by its distinct bright yellow colour. A small round pale spot on cheek.
Could possibly be confussed with the similar coloured G. citrinus (Poison Goby). G. citrinus grows larger, and has three to four vertical blue/white lines running vertically between its head and pectoral fins, with one faint line running horizontally at the base of the dorsal fin.
Generally known as a peaceful fish, with personality, which prefers quiet tank mates. If not in a mated pair it will fight with it's own kind or other coral goby in a small tank. Provide plenty of coral heads and a larger tank to keep more than a single or mated pair happy.
35 litres for a single individual
Typical water flow required for a reef aquarium
No special lighting requirements
Carnivore - grazes on micro-organisms on live rock but will also eat most meaty foods offered like spirulina-enriched brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and even pellet / flake. Feed once a day in a live rock established tank and more frequently if little natural tank food exists.
Reasonably hardy and disease resistant fish.
Compatible with other invertebrates.
Female lays approximately 400-600 eggs, commencing 1 hour after dark. Once laid the eggs are constantly guarded by the male, only leaving to occasionally feed. Incubation lasts for five days at 26 deg. C, with hatching commencing 1 hour after dark. Larvae are 2.0-2.4mm at 12 hours post hatch.
Indonesia to Marshalls Islands, north to southern Japan, south to north western Australian shelf reefs and southern Great Barrier Reef.
G. okinawae are believed to have a noxious body slime which makes them unpalatable to larger predatory fish.
- Gobiodon okinawae - FishBase
- Clown Around With More Gobies: The Gobiodon Species by Henry Schultz - Reefkeeping Magazine
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