The Jaguar Goby has a pale yellow, almost white body with powerful, eye-catching black stripes. The body of this fish is interesting because the head is flatter and wider than most other gobies. The stripes and patterns also give off a sort of scaly texture that makes the fish look snake like. It really is a fascinating and unique looking fish, but it is also easy to care for. These specimens are especially easy to care for because they are captive-bred by ORA. Another reason the Jaguar Goby is so awesome is because it can be kept in aquariums as small as ten gallons. You could even say it is better to keep them in a smaller aquarium because that way its refined appearance can be fully appreciated. The ideal aquarium for this fish has an open sand bed with lots of varied rocks filled with caves and tunnels. Keep multiple specimens together with caution as they can be aggressive towards others of their own species, especially if kept in an aquarium that is not large enough.
Purchase Size: 1″
Feeding: Carnivore. This fish only eats meaty foods and needs to be fed at least twice a day. Feed a variety of meaty foods such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and others. If you can, feed it live foods for a more vibrant, healthier fish.
Water Parameters: ~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Reef Safe: Yes
Color: Yellowish white bodies with black stripes and patterns.
The Jaguar Goby is an incredible fish. What makes these particular specimens even better is that they are captive-bred by ORA. What does this mean? First, captive-bred fish are generally hardier and more resilient to disease than wild-caught fish. Along with that, they are better adapted to aquarium life and better able to handle the stress of shipping. By purchasing captive-bred fish, you are helping the ocean by discouraging the harmful wild-caught trade while supporting the captive-bred industry. This helps to make our wonderful hobby more sustainable!