Hector's goby

It grows to a size of 8.

The Hector's goby lives in the reef-associated, marine, usually 5 - 20 m environment.

Hector's Goby Amblyeleotris hectori = Hector's Goby (Amblyeleotris hectori) Aliases: Hector's Hover Goby More

Hector's Goby, also known as Hector's Hover Goby, has a bluish-black body with bright yellow horizontal stripes and an eyespot on the dorsal fin. A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of hiding places is suitable for this fish. More

Hector's Goby is easy to feed and its diet consists of most marine foods. It consumes large amounts of algae, live black worms, live brine shrimp, and frozen preparations for carnivores. Photo courtesy of T.F.H. Publications, publishers of the Burgess Atlas. More

Hector's Goby is easy to feed and its diet consists of most marine foods. It consumes large amounts of algae, worms, and prepared foods such as vitamin enriched mysis shrimp and brine shrimp. More

Hector's Goby 14 Day Guarantee Live Shipping Information Hector's Goby = Hector’s Goby, Amblygobius hectori, is a colorful, hardy, attractive relative of its close cousin, the Rainfordi Goby. More

A close relative of Rainford's Goby, Hector's Goby is much less frequently available. This is a peaceful species and should not be kept with pugnacious tankmates. More

The Hector's Goby is a bright, colorful fish for peaceful reef or community aquariums. They primarily feed on tiny crustaceans living n the substrate and live rock but may be fed small frozen foods and occasionally flakes in the aquarium. More

Hector's Goby is characterized by a darkly-colored body and bright yellow horizontal stripes from the tip of the snout to the base of the caudal fin. Gobies are a peaceful fish that spend most of their time hovering near or hiding amongst rocks. More

Notes: Hector's Goby cruises around the reef looking for tiny invertebrates, and grazing on filamentous algae. It can be kept in a peaceful community aquarium with live rock, or in a reef aquarium. You may keep a pair in aquariums of 40 gallons or more. More

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Common names

Bia in Tagalog
Hector's goby in English
Kinsenhaze in Japanese (日本語)
Klovnitokko in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Paku in Tagbanwa Calamian
海氏鈍鰕虎 in Mandarin Chinese
海氏钝鰕虎 in Mandarin Chinese
赫氏鈍鰕虎魚 in Mandarin Chinese
赫氏钝鰕虎鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Gobiidae
Genus : Amblygobius
Species : Amblygobius hectori
Authority : Smith, 1957