Link’s Goby (Amblygobius linki)
Now here is a cool and interesting little fish. A naturally adaptable species made even hardier in aquaria through captive breeding, Link’s goby is perfect for the beginning saltwater fish keeper. Given its smaller size and affinity for mangrove habitats, the link’s goby is suited to certain types of refugia as well as the display tank. It can be kept in nano aquaria. In some cases, it will consume nuisance algae. It has a rather recognizable coloration, with three dark horizontal stripes over a white to cream background. Red markings may develop over the dorsal fin of mature individuals.
Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)<br
- Max Size: 2.5″ (length)
- Water Parameters:~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, s.g. 1.021-1.023
- Color: White with dark horizontal bands
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Feeding: Carnivorous
Link’s Goby Species Information
This species is distributed across the tropical Western Central Pacific from the Philippines and West New Guinea to southern Japan. It inhabits depths of a couple feet to around 30 feet. While the link’s goby can be found in estuary stream mouths and even saline lakes, its preferred habitat is mangrove-associated mud flats.
Benefits of Aquacultured Livestock
Aquacultured Link’s gobies 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 much less likely to carry disease. Better yet, aquacultured Link’s Gobies ( Amblygobius linki ) can better withstand shipping stress. And, by purchasing aquacultured fish you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable!
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every Link’s 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.