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Zebra Goby
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Zebra Goby
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The Zebra Goby is commonly known as Zebra Dart Goby, Bar Goby, Barred Dartfish, Zebra Goby, or Chinese Zabra Goby. It has a beautiful and attractive slender body that captivates any onlooker, and makes a valuable addition to any reef tank. The Zebra Goby should not be kept in a tank less than 10 gallons, and the aquarium should contain a thick sand bed, plants and corals around to provide a healthy environment. A small group or a pair does well in an aquarium, but make sure to introduce all of them simultaneously in the tank. The food should include fresh or frozen seafood and brine and mysis shrimp for a continued great health. The Zebra Goby is generally a peaceful fish that gets along well with other fishes, and is considered completely reef safe, that is why it can be kept along with other corals. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degree Fahrenheit and with pH of 8.1-8.4. The Zebra Goby grows up to 4 inches and is mainly carnivores. The Zebra Goby should not be housed with predatory fishes, and are mostly found hovering higher in the water column. The Zebra Goby is ideal for reef aquariums, and thrives well in tank having plenty of rockwork and hiding places.
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This peaceful little goby is light green. Its attractive slender body has numerous vertical, evenly-spaced thin orange stripes displaying an interesting pattern.Provide a sandy bottom, plants, and coral for a healthy environment for the Zebra Goby.Small groups or pairs tend to do better in an aquarium than a single individual, but all need to be introduced to the tank at the same time and have plenty of swimming room.Offer enriched brine, mysid shrimp and small pellets or flakes.Gobies compose one of the largest family of fish in the ocean. These small fish live around reefs or on sandy flats. Many of the Gobies are known for their burrowing behavior. These fish use burrows in the sand for safety. Some of the Goby species are known to share their burrows with Pistol Shrimp; behavior that can be duplicated in the home aquarium. Most Gobies have cupped ventral fins that nearly join just below their gill plates that serve as perching mechanisms so the Goby can always be on the lookout in a resting position. The Goby is a tremendous addition to the home aquarium.
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