Clown Goby

Clown Goby

The Clown Goby is a joyful addition to all aquariums, it offers a great amount of colour and personality in a small package. Its body is vibrant yellow throughout, and is often found perching on corals and live rock. Additionally, this is an amazing addition to those smaller aquariums where size means everything, as this fish grows to a miniature 1.5". 


To create a comfortable environment for the Clown Goby it should still be kept in an aquarium of 30 litres or more, and one with live rock and corals to satisfy the gobies behaviour to perch. Furthermore, this fish is almost never seen being aggressive to other tank mates, however has been known to fight with its own kind. 

Many hobbyists have been known to have their Clown Goby spawn in their aquarium when housed in a comfortable environment. This must be noted because, if the female lays its eggs on the branch of a coral, such as an acropora, it may cause the coral to recede. So it is a good idea to keep an eye on the Clown Gobies and corals to make sure no adverse issues occur.  

The Clown Goby's diet must be fed on a range of meaty foods such as brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, and forms of frozen preparations.

Minimum Tank Size: 30 Litres
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 1½"
Colour Form: Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Gobiidae
Origin: Indian Ocean

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. These gobies add brilliant flashes of color to the larger reef aquarium. They like to stay out in the open, so you don’t have to search for them, and they eat well. Larger fish seem to ignore them.

  2. With it’s super bright yellow color and minature size, the clown goby is a great addition for a smaller aquarium. In my 29 gallon tank she is always hanging out on my live rock and eats aggressively even amongst the bigger fish. Very easy to take care of!

  3. This is a great beginner fish and also a amazing addition to a nano tank where space is limited. They are fun to watch and hardy to a lot of water conditions. They eat anything and will normally be found perching on some live rock looking funny.

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