Butterfly Goby (Amblygobius albimaculatus)

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Butterfly Goby

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Butterfly Goby

Amblygobius albimaculatus

208 Litres (55 US G.)

12.7-17.8cm (5-7 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22 -30 °C (71.6-86°F)

8-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods

2-6 years



Additional names

Butterfly Goby, Tailspot Goby, Tailspot Reef Goby

Additional scientific names

Gobius albimaculatus, Gobius papilio, Gobius quinqueocellatus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males with 3 black spots near base of 2nd dorsal fin and round spots on cheek; females with brown-edged band from upper lip to upper operculum.

Diet[edit | edit source]

This fish can easily starve in captivity, they can be fussy eaters. They prefer to eat continuously, rooting around in the substrate for algae, crustaceans and worms.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A bottom dwelling sand-sifting goby. Will dig in the substrate and hover slightly above it.

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