Palauan Riffle Goby (Stiphodon pelewensis)

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Palauan Riffle Goby

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Palauan Riffle Goby

Stiphodon pelewensis

114 Litres (30 US G.)

5.1-10.2cm (2-4 ")


1 - 1.015


7.4 - 8.4

23.3-28.9°C (74 -84 °F)

6-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods




Males are much more colourful.

Tank compatibility[edit]

Like other small freshwater Gobies, the Palauan Riffle Goby can become territorial and will try to defend its home territory. This fish does not get very large and should not be kept with large fish.


These Gobies are aufwuchs and algae grazers, they need to be in a mature tank with a lot of algae growth. They will, however, only eat certain types of algae, mostly short tufty types of algae, not stringy or filamentous algae. They should also accept algae wafers and dried marine seaweed. They may also accept some soft blanched veges like peas. They should not be fed meaty foods as their digestive system is not designed for high protein.

Feeding regime[edit]

Supplement once or twice a day depending on algae growth present.


Tends to be skittish. Often it will bury itself in the substrate, with only its head protruding.


It is a small, elongated fish with a dark brown mottled body with a blue iridescent head. These colours are more vibrant when in breeding condition.


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