ORA Neon Goby
Fish Type: Gobies
Scientific Name: Elacatinus oceanops
Max Size: 2"
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Relative Care: Easy
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The ORA® Captive-Bred Neon Blue Goby is known for its gorgeous electric blue stripes. The head and sleek body of the Neon Goby are dark blue with a striking horizontal, light-blue stripe on each side of the body. These signature stripes begin above the eyes and run the entire length of the body. The Neon Goby is a very hardy fish and because of its small size, it makes a great addition to smaller nano reef aquariums.
The Neon Blue Goby should be housed in a 10 gallon or larger aquarium. The ORA Captive-Bred Neon Goby can be territorial and demonstrate aggression towards its own kind unless they are a mated pair. It is common for the Neon Goby to spawn in an aquarium, laying its eggs in a crevice or empty shell.
In the wild, a portion of a Neon Blue Goby’s natural diet consists of parasites picked off larger reef fish. The ORA Captive-Bred Neon Blue Goby should be fed a varied diet consisting of foods specifically designed for carnivores. If kept in a reef aquarium, the ORA Captive-Bred Neon Blue Goby should be fed once per day.