Upside down goby (Trimma striatum)
The upside down goby (also known as red-lined pygmygoby) is suitable for any smallish marine aquaria. There are lots of cute little gobies, but this species is especially striking with its bright reddish orange stripes and elongated second dorsal spine. It is fairly social and gets along well in small groups when housed together in large tanks. Excercise caution when keeping it with much larger, predatory fishes.
See below for more information.
UPSIDE DOWN GOBY SIZE AND CARE REQUIREMENTS
Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)
Max Size: 1.5″ (length)
Water Parameters:~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, s.g. 1.021-1.023
Color: Purplish body color with six reddish stripes from head to anterior
Feeding: Carnivorous (especially small crustaceans such as copepods)
UPSIDE DOWN GOBY SPECIES INFORMATION
Distributed from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean and Philippines to western Australia. Inhabits deep lagoons, outer reef slopes and protected seaward reefs at 20 to 30 meters depth. Typically occupies crevices and caves (where it often rests upside down on the roof).
BENEFITS OF AQUACULTURED UPSIDE DOWN GOBIES
Aquacultured fishes offer a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. For example, when bred and raised under captive conditions, they adjust more easily to aquarium life. They are also less likely to carry disease. Even more, aquacultured specimens can better tolerate shipping stress. Most notably, by purchasing aquacultured upside down gobies you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable!
100% ALIVE ON ARRIVAL (AOA) GUARANTEE FOR AQUACULTURED UPSIDE DOWN GOBIES
We guarantee that every upside down goby we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we will either replace it free of charge (including shipping) or issue store credit if the total livestock loss is less than $40. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.