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HOVERING GOBY

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HOVERING GOBY
(HELEN'S DARTFISH)
Family: Ptereleotridae
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HOVERING GOBY
(HELEN'S DARTFISH)
Family:  Ptereleotridae
Randall, 1968
 
This Atlantic dartfish is a very interesting fish!  They like to hover, thus the name, over their burrow, head down, ready to take advantage of their shelter.   This behavior makes them a very COOL addition to a peaceful tank!   How many fish hover upside down?  So cool!  They get to about 4.7" so they are definitely easy to see!  They are found in "U-shaped" burrows in pairs on sandy or coral rubble bottoms.
 
These little dartfish gobies are a pale bluish-gray with a casting of lavender.  The fins are greenish yellow with a rounded tail fin.  Their slender shape makes them a perfect hole dweller, so make sure you have some crushed coral mixed in with your sand in an area of the tank so they can make a burrow.  Or provide with small caves to hide in.    Make sure you have a tightly fitting lid as they are prone to jump.  They will hide for a week or more when first put in the tank.  Putting in a small group helps with their shyness, but should be in a tank that is at least 55 gallons for 3 or more.  Will spawn in captivity with eggs being tended to by the female.
 
Keep with other dart gobies and other peaceful tank mates with lots of places to hide.  Do not keep with aggressive or even semi-aggressive fish or they will not come out and may starve due to fear of venturing out.  If you can find a mated pair, that is best.
 
Feed once to twice a day with meaty foods like frozen seafood, frozen foods for carnivores, and any type of fresh shrimp flesh, mysis or brine shrimp.
 
Temperature:  74 - 82F
PH:  8.0 to 8.4
Salinity:  1.023 to 1.025
Minimum tank size:  29 gallons
Tank Mates:  Peaceful
Reef Safe:  Yes
Max Size:  4.7"
Care Level:  Easy-Moderate (make sure of substrate and tight fitting lid)
 
Information:
Carrie L. McBirney
 
 

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