The Transparent Cave Goby is mostly, well, transparent with some orange spots and blue tinges in the unpaired fins. Under aquarium lighting, the internal organs and skeletal systems are visible. Sort of creepy? Yes, it is a little creepy, but that also makes this fish interesting. The big protruding eyes and small form along with the behavior makes this fish cute as well. They typically spend their time springing from rocks and rubble as they protect their territory and hunt for small crustaceans. Multiple can be kept in once aquarium as long as the aquarium is big enough. ORA recommends that each specimen has a square foot of space to claim. While these fish are great for smaller aquariums, it is best only to keep one in such aquariums. Transparent Cave Gobies are not picky with food, accepting pellets and frozen foods. They are peaceful with most other aquarium fish and are easy to care for.
Feeding: Carnivore. This fish only eats meaty foods and needs to be one to several times per day depending on the population of small crustaceans in your tank. 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: Transparent bodies with speckles of orange
Gobies are awesome fish, but you know what’s even more awesome? Surely, you guessed captive-bred gobies because they are. Captive-bred gobies such as the Transparent Cave Goby have quite a few benefits to you and the ocean. First, they are hardier and more disease resilient than wild-caught specimens. They are also well adapted to aquarium life and better able to handle the stress of shipping. That is fantastic, but it continues. By purchasing captive-bred fish, you are helping the ocean by discouraging the harmful wild-caught trade while supporting the captive-bred industry, making our beloved hobby more sustainable.