Bumblebee Goby Tropical Fish Information

Brachygobius sp.
Bumblebee Goby
Behaviour Normally peaceful and quiet. Males territorial when breeding
Typical size 3cm
Max size 4cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 25℃ Max: 29℃
Feeding Fine dried foods, live, frozen foods
pH Range 7.5-8.5
Hardness h,vh
Bumblebee Goby
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Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius sp.)

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There are several species of Bumblebee Goby, Brachygobius xanthozonus, is one of the most common.

These tiny little fish are often purchased on impulse, without due investigation into their requirements. Although small and peaceful, they should only be kept in slightly brackish aquariums with sandy bottoms and hiding spots. Since most brackish fish available for aquariums are large enough to happily eat these fish, there is little scope for mixing these fish properly in a community. In the wild they are found in both brackish and freshwater although the addition of salt is recommended for long term health in the aquarium. The fish are difficult feeders and may only eat small frozen or live foods such as daphnia, cyclops, mosquito larvae, and small brineshrimp. An attractive little aquarium fish which is interesting to observe, but best avoided by beginner fish keepers.

Family Gobiidae (Gobies) | Synonyms Gobius xanthozona, Hypogymnogobius xanthozonus, Thaigobiella sua | Other names Bumblebee Fish | Origin Southeast Asia; Thailand, South Vietnam, Java, Sumatra, Borneo | Breeding Egglayers, spawns in warmer brackish water, males defend the brood | Natural Water Conditions pH 7.5 - 8.5, brackish water | Natural Habitat Fresh and brackish waters | Sexing Males are brighter, females are slightly fatter

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