Found in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. It has a mottled brown body with big black pelvic fins and two very distinct eyespots, one on each dorsal fin. These false-eyes are very deceptive when the fish is perched on a rock, looking many times its actual size. It is the strong ventral fins that hold it, and other gobys, to a rock. The ventrals come together, forming an sticky disk. The clinging to rocks is important in stream currents, which would take the fish with it, out of control. This goby is also known as a Signal Goby, Crabeye Goby and 4 Wheel Drive Goby.
Size: 1 1/2" to 2 1/2"
No. in Tank: 2; singly it gets lonely, in groups they fight.
Tank: min. 30 gallons
Food: (Omnivore) In the wild it eats bottom-dwelling invertebrates and algae. Offer a varied diet including vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, live blackworms, finely chopped seafood's, frozen herbivore preparations and algae. A refugium (an isolated area of the aquarium, not affected by the changes outside of itself). Live sand and live rock will also provide needed sources of nourishment.
Adaptation: Very difficult to keep without live rock and live sand. Needs room to swim and hiding places. Introduce the pair into the aquarium together.
Compatibility: Place these fish ONLY in an established reef system aquarium with a deep live sand bed. Also only with peaceful tank-mates.