Elacatinus oceanops - Neon Blue Goby
Family - Gobiidae
Order - Perciformes
Length - Up to 2 inches
Recognition - Black body with thin blue stripes
Habitat - Tropical saltwater bodies
Behavior - Carnivore
Residency - Indian and Pacific Oceans
Life Span - Up to 2 years
Of Special Note - The neon blue goby is a popular addition to aquariums. It acts as a cleaner to larger fish by cleaning them of parasites. It should be kept only one to a tank except in the case of a mated pair.
This species should be fed brine or mysid shrimp on a regular basis. It is a hardy fish and can survive a variety of tank conditions without too much trouble. This species is very easy to breed in an aquarium and will generally lay eggs in a rock crevice.
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