Chinese Zebra Goby

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Chinese Zebra Goby

This fish is known as Chinese Zebra Goby and the correct latin name is Ptereleotris zebra. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Dartfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Dartfish is peaceful towards tankmates.

Chinese Zebra Goby can grow up to 12 cm what is approximately 4 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1440cm2 of water surface which is approximately 223 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Chinese Zebra Goby fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

A carnivore which requires food two or three times a day. Mysid and Brine shrimp are good diet.

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#1 Posted on Tue Jul 22 10:51:06 UTC 2008 by nick
Hi, I have a large marine aquarium 2500litres. I bought 4 zebra gobies 2 weeks ago, they are feeding well and just swam around the tank sticking together which is great but recently they have moved to under a coral and don't really come out anymore apart from for feeding when they all swim out, feed then go back under the coral. Is this normal behaviour and have you seen this before? thanks.
This comment was published on Tue Jul 22 15:06:50 UTC 2008
#2 Posted on Tue Jul 22 15:13:57 UTC 2008 by Jan
@nick: Basically this can tell they're skittish because of some reason. Sometimes it's strong lighting, sometimes they need different background (for instance if it's black, fish usually don't like it). Modify something and let's wait how they react.

If you want to discuss things, feel free to visit You can also post pictures there, so I'll be able to give you better advice.
This comment was published on Tue Jul 22 15:14:18 UTC 2008
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