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#1 marko

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 04:17 PM

Bumble Bee Goby (Brachygobius xanthozona):
Natural Distribution: in estuaries in Western Indoneasia, Thailand, and South Vietnam.
Size: 1.5 inches
Tank Size: 5 gal is acceptable but 10 is much better
Level of Care: Moderate
Water: Brackish Water is best, however some individuals do fine in freshwater
pH: 7.5-8
Tempature: 75-85
Hardness (gH): medium hard to hard
Diet: LIVE FOOD ONLY; brine shrimp, baby brine shrimp, large daphinia, mosquito larvea, and occasionally a small guppy fry. Some will accept prepared (read further).
Temperament: Generally peaceful. Males are terretorial towards each other, but you can keep 2 per 20 gallons and another for each additional 10 gallons.
Tankmates: Small fish who wont eat them, fish need to be able to survive in brackish water
Breeding: Difficult to breed. Male will gaurd territory and female will aproach when ready. After spawning the male will gaurd the eggs until hatching. After 5 days, upon hatching, the parents must be removed or they will eat the fry. Feed infusoria/paramecia and then baby brine shrimp.


Extra info: I bought a single male of this fish six monthes ago. The store sold him as a freshwater fish and by the time i found out they are brackish, he had been in a freshwater tank for a month, so he was one of those who didn't mind. However they will certainly do better in brackish. Very few will EVER eat anything but live food, however mine began to eat pellets after one was eaten in front of his nose by a guppy.

#2 marko

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 08:00 AM

i got around to taking some pics of my bumblebee goby. here they are:





#3 andywoolloo

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 08:38 PM

wow! Cool! thumb5.gif




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