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Gold Neon Pygmy Goby
(Eviota pellucida)
Quick Care FactsCare Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Maximum Size: 1"
Minimum Tank Size: 12 gallons
Water Conditions: 72-80° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Philippines
Family: Gobiidae
Species: Gobies
Aquarium Type: Reef Compatible
Species Information
The Gold Neon Pygmy Goby, sometimes referred to as the Neon Eviota Goby, is endemic to the Philippines and considered to be rare within the hobby. The Gold Neon Pygmy Goby is an excellent choice for a "nano" aquarium as they are a tiny species and will provide bright red and gold color with a very small biological impact on their habitat.
Gold Neon Pygmy Gobies are highly active and also love to perch on coral and live rock while making sure they aren't missing anything as they keep an eye out for amphipod and copepod snacks. Gold Neon Pygmy Gobies are both beautiful and popular, but can be hard to find within the hobby.
Aquarium Care
The Gold Neon Pygmy Goby should be housed in an aquarium of at least 12 gallons and be provided with a fine sand substrate and plenty of live rock for grazing, hiding, and perching. Because of their tiny size, they have a relatively small impact on their environment and don't require any special filtration needs above a quality biological and mechanical system.
They are a very peaceful species and should be kept with peaceful tank mates of a similar size as they can be picked on or eaten by larger, more aggressive fish as well as invertebrates.
Feeding & Nutrition
Gold Neon Pygmy Gobies are carnivores and mainly eat amphipods, copepods, and other planktonic food among the corals and reefs within their natural habitat in the wild. A supply of live amphipods or copepods would be ideal in their aquarium, but they will accept other meaty foods such as live, frozen, freeze-dried, and vitamin enriched brine shrimp, finely chopped mysis shrimp, cyclops, and other finely chopped or prepared seafood as well as tiny pellets and flakes for carnivores and omnivores. Gold Neon Pygmy Gobies should be fed twice a day.
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