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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Yellow Head Goby Fish - Aquarium Lovers

Yellow Head Goby Fish

Opistognathus aurifrons

Group: Goby

Distribution: Indo-Pacific

Description: Goby is actually the largest single family of the salt water fish. This beautiful marine fish is one of the most beautiful members of a marine aquarium. The Yellow head Goby fish is one of the most amazing members amongst the goby group that have been widely admired by the advanced hobbyists. Amongst some the most loveable marine fishes the yellow head goby is the most popular breeds of fish. Often seen in pair the Yellow head Goby fish gives a special fervor to the beauty of the aquarium. Plenty of hiding places should be provided to them. They love to stay on sand bed or rubble flats in clear lagoons. They also prefer seaward reefs. At maturity a well maintained yellow head goby can reach up to 7 to 8 centimeters long. Their vibrant head color, unusual dorsal fin, interesting behavior, and unique appearances, make the yellow head goby an intriguing captives of your marine tank. While resting the yellow head gobies tend to be in a stiff and straight position.

Environment: Yellow Head Goby thrives best in temperatures between 75 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. The water pH value should range between of 8.3 or 8.4 and the specific gravity should be between 1.020 and 1.025.

Feeding: Yellow head Goby eats small organisms, fishes and fish eggs.

Behavior: Being relative non-aggressive these fishes have cool temperament. They have been known to jump out of the aquarium, which is why it is advisable to keep the lid of the tank closed. This is a natural behavior which should be encouraged by using a loose substrates which should not be too fine, or too hard nor it’s edge should be too sharp.

Compatibility: These fishes are relatively non-aggressive. They are compatible with all the other members of Goby group. They can be kept with other non aggressive marine fishes. More than one yellow head gobies are recommended because they love to live in pair. Aggressive and very fast moving fishes can be stress to this beautiful marine creature.
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1 comment:

  1. Hi
    I am also a sea lover. today i got good and brief information on goby fish.waiting for more information on other sea animals.
    Thanks for blog.
    Sea animals


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