Gold Neon Dwarf Goby (Stiphodon percnopterygionus)
The Gold Neon Dwarf Goby, also called Neon Blue Dwarf Goby, is a small, brilliantly colored freshwater fish that brings life and vibrancy to any aquarium. They exhibit a striking gold and neon blue coloration, making them a popular choice for nano and planted tanks.
These peaceful fish grow to approximately 1.5 inches in size, with males displaying more vibrant colors than females. Gold Neon Dwarf Gobies are best kept in groups of 6 or more, as they feel more secure and exhibit more natural behaviors when in a group. They are primarily bottom-dwellers but may be found swimming at various levels in the aquarium.
Gold Neon Dwarf Goby does well in community tanks and get along with most Rasboras, Tetras, Minnows, Loaches, smaller Danios, and other small, non-aggressive fish.
These gobies feed on algae and biofilm in the wild, making them herbivores. In the aquarium, they should be provided with a diet of high-quality algae wafers, blanched vegetables, and occasional treats of live or frozen daphnia or brine shrimp.
Creating a suitable habitat for Gold Neon Dwarf Gobies is crucial for their health and well-being. They thrive in a well-planted tank with a sandy substrate, rocks, and aged driftwood to provide hiding places and foraging opportunities. Anubias species are an ideal plant choice to accompany this goby, as they can promote substantial biofilm and algae growth in an aquarium with moderate to high lighting. Ample territory and hiding places with indirect sight lines are recommended for multiple males.
A minimum aquarium size of 10 gallons is recommended, but a larger community tank of 20 gallons or more is ideal. Moderate water flow and efficient filtration are important, as these fish prefer clean, well-oxygenated water.
Maintain a temperature range of 72-79°F (22-26°C), a pH of 6.0 to 7.5, and a hardness of 4-12 dGH.
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