Dracula Goby - Stonogobiops dracula

Dracula Goby - Stonogobiops dracula

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Dracula Goby (Stonogobiops dracula): A Mysterious Beauty for Your Marine Tank

Introducing the Dracula Goby, a mysterious and captivating species that adds an intriguing allure to your marine aquarium. With its striking coloration and unique behavior, this goby species is sure to become the centerpiece of your aquatic landscape.

Key Features:

1. Distinctive Coloration: Marvel at the distinctive coloration of the Dracula Goby. With its pure white body adorned with contrasting Orange and blood-red stripes, reminiscent of the iconic vampire character, earning it the fitting nickname "Dracula Goby."

2. Cryptic Behavior: Admire the cryptic behavior of the Dracula Goby. These secretive fish are known for their habit of darting in and out of rock crevices and burrows, adding an element of mystery and intrigue to your aquarium.

3. Symbiotic Relationship: Appreciate the symbiotic relationship between the Dracula Goby and pistol shrimp. In the wild, these gobies form symbiotic partnerships with pistol shrimp, with the shrimp digging and maintaining burrows that the gobies inhabit for shelter and protection.

4. Peaceful Nature: Benefit from the peaceful nature of the Dracula Goby. These fish are non-aggressive and coexist harmoniously with a variety of tank mates, making them suitable for community aquariums with other compatible marine species.

Care Instructions:

  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate. Dracula Gobies require specific tank conditions and careful acclimation to thrive.

  • Aquarium Size: Provide a well-established aquarium of at least 20 gallons to accommodate a pair of Dracula Gobies. Ensure ample hiding spots and crevices for them to explore and take refuge.

  • Water Parameters: Maintain stable water conditions with a temperature range of 72-78°F (22-26°C), pH level of 8.1-8.4, and salinity of 1.023-1.025. Use a high-quality protein skimmer and perform regular water changes to ensure optimal water quality.

  • Feeding: Offer a varied diet consisting of small meaty foods such as mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and finely chopped seafood. Supplement their diet with high-quality marine pellets or flakes formulated for carnivorous fish.

Maximum Size: The Dracula Goby typically reaches a maximum size of approximately 3 inches.

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