Blue Neon Goby (Gobiosoma oceanops)
Max Size: 2 inches
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
The Neon Goby boasts a remarkable personality despite its small size. It serves as a valuable cleaner fish, diligently nibbling on ich cysts and assisting in the management of common diseases affecting marine aquarium fish. Nowadays, most Neon Gobies are bred and raised in captivity due to their adaptability to spawning in controlled environments. However, it's worth noting that in smaller tanks, they might exhibit territorial behavior and engage in disputes. In contrast, a male and female pair in a more spacious tank will readily reproduce and fiercely defend their eggs. If you have Large Polyp Stony Corals in your aquarium, Neon Gobies can be an excellent addition.
Regarding their diet, Neon Gobies are not picky eaters. They enthusiastically consume a variety of foods, much like other carnivorous species in your aquarium. They particularly relish mysis shrimp, raw table shrimp, flakes, pellets, and other meaty offerings.