Care Level: Easy
Color Form: Blue, Purple, White
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78? F, dKH 8-12, pH
8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 5?"
Origin: Africa, Fiji, Indonesia,
Family: Gobiidae (Microdesmidae)
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
The Torpedo Goby, also known as the Scissortail Dartfish,
has a white head and blue body with large dorsal and anal fins.
It should be housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium
with plenty of loose coral rubble, and a tight-fitting lid to prevent it from
jumping out of the tank. It requires ample swimming room and a sand bottom for
burrowing. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but is
territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair.
The Torpedo Goby diet should include chopped or shaved
seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp.