Hector’s Goby


Fish Type: Gobies


Scientific Name: Koumansetta hectori


Species: Gobiidae

Color: black, yellow
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Omnivore
Max Size: 3"
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gal
Relative Care: Moderate
Photo Courtesy of That Pet Place

Hector’s Goby, also known as Hector’s Hover Goby, has a bluish-black body with bright yellow horizontal stripes and an eyespot on the dorsal fin.

A 20 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of hiding places is suitable for this fish. It can be included in a reef aquarium and the fish will sift the sand as well as graze on hair algae. It is non-aggressive towards other fish and will not bother invertebrates in the tank.

Hector’s Goby is easy to feed and its diet consists of most marine foods. It consumes large amounts of algae, worms, and prepared foods such as vitamin enriched mysis shrimp and brine shrimp.

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