Engineer Goby

Engineer Goby

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Pholidichthys
leucotaenia

Due to
variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image
provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen

Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Color Form: Black, Blue,
White

Diet: Carnivore

Reef Compatible: Yes

Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max. Size: 1'

Origin: Indo-Pacific

Family: Pholidichthyidae

Minimum Tank Size: 55
gallons

 

The Engineer goby is also commonly referred to as the
Convict Goby. It is in a separate family from the gobies and blennies. Its
markings change throughout its life. Consistently, the colors involved are dark
blue to black on white. As a juvenile, the markings are horizontal, running the
length of the body. With age, they become vertical bands.

It should be kept in a 55 gallon or larger aquarium with
a sand covered bottom where it may make burrows. It needs peaceful tank mates
and plenty of hiding places. Small groups or pairs tend to do better in an
aquarium, but need to be introduced simultaneously to the tank.

 

The Engineer Goby has been known to spawn successfully in
an aquarium setting.

 

Its diet should
consist of a variety of fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis
shrimp. It should be fed at least twice per day