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Goby Fish Profiles

From different families, but similar and often mistaken for one another, here are Family Blennidae and Gobidae species photo, identificaton, characteristic, facts, information, compatibility, feeding, aquarium care, and more profile information about Blennies and Gobies.
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Catalina Goby - Catalina Goby (Lythrypnus dalli) Profile
The Catalina Goby, also known as the Blue-Banded Goby (Lythrypnus dalli) is a stunningly beautiful fish. This Goby is a hardy fish and does well in an marine aquarium if the conditions are right. Peaceful by nature, it does well with other non-aggressive fish.

Top Saltwater Aquarium Gobies
Many aquarists believe that their Goby is the best fish in their tank. Most Gobies are totally non-offensive and nondestructive (unless you object to the burrows that many Gobies dig in the substrate to hide from their enemies. Some Shrimp Gobies even share their burrows with a Pistol and other shrimpsShrimp in a symbiotic relationship.

Reef Tank Safe Sand Sifting Gobies
Information, including photos, diet, characteristics and compatibility about Sand Sifting Gobies which are considered to be safe for reef tanks.

Reef Tank Safe Shrimp Gobies
The entertaining Shrimp Gobies derive their name from their unusual behavior of sharing their burrows in the sand with various small shrimp, such as the Pistol Shrimp. These Gobies warn their shrimp room mates (which have poorer eyesight) of approaching danger in time for them both to retreat into their burrow. In return, the shrimps share their food with the Gobies. Reef Tank Safe Shrimp Gobies.

Reef Tank Safe Small Gobies
Small Gobies are some of the most colorful, entertaining fish in an aquarium. Most Small Gobies are great little reef safe fish, however some species may eat small ornamental crustaceans. Not aggressive in nature, they will consume algae, Amphipods and Copepods.

Black Barred Convict Goby Profile
A profile of the amusing Black Barred Convict Goby (Priolepis nocturnus) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Black Clown Goby Profile
A profile of the Black Clown Goby (Gobiodon strangulatus) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Brown Clown Goby Profile
A profile of the Brown Clown Goby (Gobiodon spp.) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Cave Transparent Goby Profile
A profile of the amusing Black Barred Convict Goby (Priolepis nocturnus) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Citrinis Clown Goby Profile
A profile of the Citrinis Clown Goby (Gobiodon citrinus) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Court Jester Goby Profile
A profile of the colorful Court Jester Goby (Amblygobius rainfordi) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Diagonal Bar Prawn Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Diamond Diagonal Bar Prawn Goby (Amblyeleotris diagonalis) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Diamond Watchman Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Diamond Watchman Goby (Valencienna puellaris) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Engineer Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Engineer Goby (Pholidichthys leucotaenia) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Firefish Goby (Nemateleotris magnifica)
The Firefish Goby (Nemateleotris magnifica) is among the most popular fish in a saltwater aquarium. These colorful fish are easy to maintain and are reef safe.

Goby Fish Species Profiles Index
The gateway to learning about Goby Fish, click on any of the saltwater Gobies listed here by common and scientific names to read profiles and learn about each species identification, characteristics, compatibility, diet and feeding, reef tank suitability, and more aquarium care information.

Gold Line Goby Profile
A profile of the Gold Line Goby (Elacatinus horsti) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Golden Neon Goby Profile
A profile of the Golden Neon Goby (Elacatinus sp.) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Green Clown Goby Profile
A profile of the Green Clown Goby (Gobiodon atrangulatus) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Hi Fin Red Banded Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Hi Fin Red Banded Goby (Stonogobiops nematodes) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Neon Blue Goby Profile
A profile of the striking Neon Blue Goby (Elacatinus oceanops), including scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, maximum size, diet & feeding, characteristics, compatibility and reef tank safety.

Orange Spotted Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Orange Spotted Goby (Amblyeleotris guttata) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Orange Stripe Prawn Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Orange Stripe Prawn Goby (Amblyeleotris randalli) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Orangemarked Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Orangemarked Goby (Amblygobius decussatus) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Panda Clown Goby Profile
A profile of the Panda Clown Goby (Paragobius lacunicolus) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Pink Spotted Watchman Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Pink Spotted Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus leptocephals) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Pinkbar Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Pinkbar Goby (Cryptocentrus aurora) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Red Head Goby Profile
A profile of the unusual looking Red Head Goby (Elacatinus puncticulatus), including scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, maximum size, diet & feeding, characteristics, compatibility, reef tank safety.

Sand Sifting Gobies
Sand Sifting Gobies plow through the tank substrate, sifting/straining algae, detritus and uneaten food from the sand. This not only removes unwanted nitrate producing substances, it also stirs and aerates the sand (very important for Deep Sand Beds), releasing toxic gases.

Shrimp Goby Information & Facts
Goby Fish listed by their common and scientific names to read profiles on each species, which includes information on their identification, characteristics, compatibility, diet, feeding, reef tank suitability, and more about the care of these fishes in aquariums.

Sleeper Banded Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Sleeper Banded Goby (Amblygobius phalaena) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Sleeper Blue Dot Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Sleeper Blue Dot Goby (Valenciennea sexguttata) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding and Buy Direct links.

Sleeper Railway Glider Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Sleeper Railway Glider Goby (Valenciennea helsdingeni) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Sleeper Striped Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Sleeper Striped Goby (Valenciennea longipinnis) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Steinitz Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Steinitz Goby (Amblyeleotris steinitzi) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Tiger Watchman Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Tiger Watchman Goby (Valencienna wardii) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Two Spot Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Two Spot Goby (Signigobius biocellatus) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Wheeler's Watchman Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Wheeler's Watchman Goby (Amblyeleotris wheeleri) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Yellow Clown Goby Profile
A profile of the Yellow Clown Goby (Gobiodon okinawae) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Yellow Watchman Goby Profile
A profile of the terrific sand stirring Yellow Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus) including: scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, average size, habitat, minimum tank size suggested, reef tank suitability, characteristics & compatibility, diet & feeding.

Goby/Blenny/Mandarinfish Family Profiles
From the Exotic Tropicals Marine Fish Encyclopedia, basic characteristic profiles on Gobies, Blennies and Mandarinfish of the Gobidae, Blennidae, and Callionymidae families.

Goby Profile - Catalina
From the Exotic Tropicals Marine Fish Encyclopedia Goby, Blenny & Mandarinfish Profiles page, a photo with information about the Catalina or Blue-Banded Goby, Lythrypnus dalli.

Goby Profile - Cave
From the Exotic Tropicals Marine Fish Encyclopedia Goby, Blenny & Mandarinfish Profiles page, a photo with information about the Cave Goby, Coryphopterus glaucofrenumi.

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