Native to the Indo-Pacific Ocean region, his little fish is actually a dartfish. It is a bi-colored fish with the front half blue and the back half, including the dorsal, anal and caudal fins, a much darker shade of blue. It has a white head and large dorsal and anal fins. It is a fish that likes to live in schools. In the aquarium, it will spend most hours hovering just above the substrate, very close to its burrow. In case of danger, it darts back extremely fast into its burrow, making it one of the most difficult fish to catch. When it does swim, it will usually be in the middle area of the water. This "goby" is also known as a Scissortail Dartfish.
Size: 2" to 4";can get as large as 5" in the wild
No. in Tank: one or a mated pair
Tank: min. 30 gallons; Temperament: Peaceful
Food: (Carnivore) will accept most foods. If not eating when first introduced try live foods. Offer chopped/shaved seafood's, frozen foods and carnivore preparations. Feed 2 to 3 times a day.
Adaptation: Is a burrower, needs a substrate 3" to 4" deep and plenty of loose rubble. Swimming room is needed at the middle level. A tight lid is very important, as this little fish is a jumper. It will acclimate quickly is the proper aquarium.
Compatibility: Rarely aggressive, unless to defend its own burrow. A good reef fish. Does well with other gobies. Needs peaceful tank-mates.