What do neon gobies do?

What do neon gobies do?

The Neon Blue Goby is a fish that has the function of cleaning other fishes in the wild. This little neon goby removes small parasites from the other fish and perhaps that keeps them from being eaten by larger fish. The larger fish recognize the service the Neon Goby provides and usually leave them alone.

Do neon gobies eat parasites?

Really, BIOTA neon gobies (especially THE neon goby E. oceanops) are a must-have fish for just about any sort of marine aquarium. Additionally, even though they may feed on parasites (not a bad perk!), they will accept just about any kind of aquarium fish food.

Can neon gobies be kept together?

Peaceful bottom-dwelling fish are also a possibility, but care must be taken to make sure that the passive Blue Neon Dwarf Goby is not outcompeted for food. Female Electric Blue Neon Dwarf Gobies will often congregate together, even with other goby species such as the Gold Neon Dwarf Goby.

Do gobies live in groups?

These group-living tendencies depend on the species of gobies and their body size: bigger-bodied goby species only live in groups if the coral is big enough, but smaller-bodied species live in groups regardless of coral size.

Do neon gobies go to school?

They aren’t really a schooling or shoaling fish. No gobies are.

What do Neon Goby eat?

Neon Goby Diet and Feeding As cleaner gobies, most of their wild diet consists of parasites picked off larger fish. A carnivore pelleted diet is sufficient, but occasional supplements with frozen treats, such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp or chopped table shrimp are also appropriate.

Are neon gobies Hardy?

The Neon Goby is a very hardy fish, and because its small size, is a great addition to a small reef tank. It should be housed in a 10-gallon or larger aquarium. It is a cleaner species which will service tank mates and help control some diseases.

Are neon cleaner goby Hardy?

Are gobies schooling fish?

First, it is a truly schooling species that occupies the middle of the water column. Second, it has a completely transparent body. This goby inhabits many freshwater waterways (including blackwater habitats) throughout Asia, and it can sometimes also be found in brackish water.

How do you breed Neon Goby?

Sexing the Neon Goby is difficult but they always spawn in pairs. The easiest thing to do is purchase several and let them pair up. They will spawn regularly in a 20 gallon aquarium and the fry are fairly easy to raise. The female will lay demersal or “bottom” eggs on any solid surface and will care for them.

What do neon goby eat?

What kind of behavior does a neon goby have?

Temperament / Behavior : Can get aggressive with other gobies but should leave other fish alone. It is thought that their blue stripe is a signal to other fish that they are cleaners and not to eat them. Breeding : This fish has been bred in the home aquarium. Parents will defend the eggs / nest.

Why are neon gobies good for reef fish?

This species is native to the western Atlantic and they make an excellent addition to the reef tank because they act as a cleaner fish, removing parasites from the bodies of larger fish. Neon gobies are generally peaceful by nature though they may become territorial with others of their own species.

What kind of relationship does a goby have with a shrimp?

It is not uncommon for gobies to form symbiotic relationships with other marine species, particularly with burrowing shrimp. Some species, such as the neon goby, have also been known to act as cleaner fish, removing parasites from the skin of other species.

Is it possible to breed a neon goby?

They have black bodies with an electric neon blue stripes running the length of their body. The Neon Goby can get aggressive with other gobies in smaller tanks but you may get away with keeping multiples in larger tanks, especially mated pairs. If you do have a mated pair and good water conditions you may be able to breed them in your tank.