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Comments: This species is small, interesting, and very unique.
Origin: .These Gobies came from rivers in the Taiwan and Japan.
Maximum Size: 2" long
Behaviors: Peaceful, they hop along the bottom or climbing on rocks, plants, or driftwood. Can be kept in groups.
Compatibility: Any community fish, White Clouds, Danios, Rainbowfish, etc.
Temperature: Cooler than most of the fish we offer for sale 65 to 75-degrees F. with 70 ideal.
Feeding: As usual feed them premium fish food flakes and the smallest pellets. Click here for about premium fish foods.
Water Conditions: pH of about 7.0 to 8.0 and of moderate hardness, which is close to most of the water in North America. So it's probably best not fiddle with your water, unless it's very high in minerals, then you might add some deionized water to dilute the minerals.
Aquarium Size: A few can live in 10-gallon aquarium. Probably a so-called 20-gallon long aquarium is best. Decor: They do like some gravel or substrate so that they can burrow and camouflage. They will also need rocks or driftwood to climb on. Live plants are beautiful and improve the water quality. Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended. Most 20-gallon aquariums will do well with one Penguin 200B Filter. But this fish is from rapidly flowing streams, so a Penguin 350B Filter is probably even better, because it will creat more water flow. Click here to learn more about aquarium filters.
The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range. Click here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.
Life Span: Unknown to us but probably at least a few years and hopefully more.
Gender: When mature, the male will have a darker body with bold blue lines, while the female is much lighter.
Breeding: There has been no known reports of this species breeding in captivity. Click here for a lot more about breeding various tropical fish in aquariums.
Popularity: this fish is rarely seen in aquariums, and are hard to come by.
Variations: none known to us.
Names: the scientific name is Schismatogobius ampluvinculus.
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