HiFin Yellow Nose Goby

Hifin Goby

The Hifin Goby has a body with a silver colouration and a vibrant yellow face with a distinctive set of black diagonal stripes across its body. This fish is very desired in the aquarium industry as its known to form a symbiotic relationship with a pistol shrimp. Many hobbyists have stated that if added together the goby and the shrimp will pair up almost instantly.  

To create a comfortable environment for the Hifin Goby it should still be kept in an aquarium of 30 litres or more, preferably with a range of live rock and a sand bed. This goby is known to be a very peaceful fish when they are of a different family or shape, and even share caves and burrows with other fish, however if housed with too many fish in a aquarium too small it may begin to fight with others. 

The Hifin Goby is known to be an avid 'human water' and is usually seen perching only its head out of a cave and keeping an eye on what its owners are up to. If this fish has been paired with a pistol shrimp, it can be one of the most interesting things you can watch in an aquarium. 

The Hifin 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 Size30 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
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: 2"
Colour Form: Black, Red, White
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Gobiidae
Origin: Indo-Pacific

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

  1. When we opened the bag, he actually poked his little fish head out the top while I was floating the bag! I no sooner thought how cute, when he jumped out of the bag into his aquarium! He settled right into the tank but surprised us all by this antic. Would of been nice to know he would jump out of the bag and say hello!

  2. I think that the Hi Fin Red Banded Goby is a beautiful addition to our aquarium but he does not get along with our Catalina Goby. I only see the Hi Fin when it is feeding time. He burrows himself back into the rocks/sand after feeding. We purchased another Hi Fin to hopefully get him out of the rocks but the Catalina Goby has already picked on the second one and the two Hi Fin’s now burrow together away from the Catalina. We are thinking that a bigger tank is needed and that the two Hi Fin’s will be added first to the tank.

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