Yellow line Gobies are very similar to the Neon Goby (also an awesome fish), but instead of blue stripes, they have bright yellow stripes. Whether it is the contrast with the deep black or the sheer vibrancy of the yellow, they are beautiful looking fish. The underside of the fish is white. Gobies are great fish because they are easy to care for, and hardy, and a lot of them can be kept in small aquariums. The Yellow line Goby meets all of those marks. They are a great choice for nano aquariums given that they don’t get larger than two inches. Still, they can be kept in large aquariums too. Because they are easily recognized as cleaner fish, they are generally welcomed by large fish. They are very active and bold fish that are fun to watch, especially if you spot one cleaning a fish. In the wild, Yellow line Gobies live on a diet that only consists of parasites. Your aquarium probably doesn’t have enough parasites to meet the dietary needs of this fish, so feed meaty foods once per day. They can be kept in pairs, but only if they are a mated pair. Otherwise, Yellow line Gobies don’t get along with others of their kind.
- Feeding: Carnivore. This fish only eats meaty foods and needs to be fed once per day.
- Water Parameters: ~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Reef Safe: Yes
- Color: Mostly black body with a transparent white underside. Yellow horizontal stripes on either side of the body.
The wild-caught fish trade is harmful to the ocean because of the methods used. Fortunately, ORA has many captive-bred fish that hobbyists can buy. By purchasing captive-bred fish such as the Yellow line Goby, you are discouraging the damaging wild-caught trade while supporting the captive-bred industry, making our hobby more sustainable. Captive-bred gobies are hardier, better adapted to aquarium life, more disease resilient, and better able to handle the stress of shipping.