Cave Transparent Goby


Fish Type: Gobies


Scientific Name: Fusigobius pallidus


Species: Gobiidae

Color: white, brown
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 3"
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gal
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria


The Cave Transparent Goby, also known as the Bridled Goby, is a native of the reefs in the Maldives and Fiji. They are often found in and about both hard and soft corals. This fish gets its name from its transparent appearance. The body of the fish is also covered in orange spots.

The Transparent Goby can also be kept with a variety of other captive-bred gobies, if introduced into the aquarium at the same time.

It requires a 10 gallon or larger aquarium preferably with branching coral. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but will fight with its own kind in a smaller aquarium. Therefore, it is best if it is kept with other docile species.

The diet of the Transparent Goby should consist of a variety of brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. If housed in a reef aquarium with live branching corals, it needs to be fed once a day. If housed in an aquarium without substrate, it will require several feedings per day.

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