River Goby (Awaous banana)

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River Goby

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River Goby

Awaous banana

208 Litres (55 US G.)

25-30 cm (9.8-11.8")


1 - 1.015


6.0 - 8.0

23 -34 °C (73.4-93.2°F)

9-19 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

River Goby

Additional scientific names

Gobius banana, Awaous nelsoni, Chonophorus bucculentus

Origin[edit | edit source]

Found throughout North, Central and South America: northern Florida, USA southward through the Greater and Lesser Antilles to Trinidad and Tobago, and from Tamaulipas, Mexico southward to Caracas, Venezuela; central Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico southward to Tumbes, Peru[1].

Diet[edit | edit source]

An omnivore that will accept most foods including pellets, flake and algae as well as live/frozen foods such as tubifex and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day. A bottom feeder so ensure food will sink.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fishbase Distribution

External links[edit | edit source]