Starry Goby (Asterropteryx semipunctatus)
Common from the Red Sea to Australia, the starry goby is the type species for its genus. Its coloration is somewhat cryptic, with a dusky background under a smattering of tiny, shiny blue spots. Spends much of its time close to rocky shelter. Because starry gobies are shy but active fish they like to feed often, so tanks with established copepod populations are most recommended.
Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)
- Max Size: 2.5″ (length)
- Water Parameters:~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, s.g. 1.021-1.023
- Color: Dark with many small bluish speckles
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Feeding: Carnivorous
Starry Goby Species Information
This species is distributed rather widely, occurring from the Red Sea to Hawaii and northern Japan to Western Australia. It is found in shallow, rubbly, algae-covered areas (lagoons and inner flats). Establishes a burrow in which it sleeps/hides. Found living either solitary or in small groups, the starry goby (Asterropteryx semipunctatus) is a great nano sized fish, suitable for any size reef aquarium!
Benefits of Aquacultured Livestock
Aquacultured starry gobies offer a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. For example, when cultured and grown out in captivity, they adjust more easily to aquarium life. They are also much less likely to carry disease. Better yet, aquacultured specimens can better tolerate shipping stress. Best of all, 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 starry 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.