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From: "hyperelectra" <hyperelectra_at_netzero.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 4:52 PM
Subject: NANFA-- Crested Goby Article
> Hello all,
> I recently completed my first ever article pertaining to native fish. I
> decided to write the article about one of my favorites, the Crested Goby.
> Little if anything is written about these guys so I decided to put
> together for my website. Please take a quick read and tell me what you
> think. Any questions, comments, opinions, suggestions or critisisms are
> welcomed and appreciated. I would like to get some responce before I go
> ahead and publish it.
> Here is the article:
> CRESTED GOBY (LOPHOGOBIUS CYPRINOIDS)
> With a "cheeky" face like a chipmunk and the wise demeanor of an old
> underwater Basset Hound, the Crested Goby is an absolute joy to keep in
> home aquarium.
> Native to Bermuda, Fla., and the Bahamas to central and northern S.
> the Crested Goby prefers tidal creeks, mangroves and other quiet, fresh to
> fully saline coastal waters. Crested Gobies are also known to frequent
> canals and other slow moving watersheds throughout southern Florida.
> In captivity (fresh or saltwater) these intelligent Gobies with
> fan-like fins typically spend the day lazily wandering along the bottom
> keeping in close range to their territorial hiding spot or cave. Tankmates
> who venture too close to the Goby's staked out boundaries will be swiftly
> chased away.
> Once acclimated to the aquarium these extremely hardy fish will eat just
> about anything that passes by. Despite their size (up to 10") the Crested
> Goby is a great addition to the community aquarium. While it will eat
> fish, faster swimmers over an inch in length are typically not on it's
> I have kept mine with Bluefin Killies and Rummynose Tetras with nary a
> problem .
> Keeping these "underwater hounds" well fed makes them quite docile. All
> readily take frozen foods, ghost shrimp, tadpoles, crayfish, dried
> bloodworms, peas, and small mosquitofish.
> Much like man's best friend each Goby will soon recognize and greet it's
> master when approaching the tank. They are the least bit shy and will feed
> right from your hands in no time, quickly snatching the food and swiftly
> returning to it's "spot" to consume it's meal in peace.
> Upon closer observation, the subtle markings of these handsome fish can be
> appreciated. Bluish-green spots accent rosy cheeks with small red to
> spots speckled throughout their large transparent fins. Bright aquarium
> lighting is a plus.
> Little is known about spawning in captivity and I have yet to give them a
> around. The female of the species is easily recognized by a bright orange
> square located on it's dorsal fin. Males are typically darker in
> Known for their unique crest at the top of their head, both take on a
> marbled appearance that can become darker and more pronounced during
> or when defending territory.
> The Crested Goby is one of my favorite native tropical species. Although
> they are rare to non-existent in the hobby, these fish are quite content
> the home aquarium. They can be kept with others of their own kind as long
> they are housed in an adequately sized tank. They prefer a temperature
> between 70 - 85 F. making them suitable for a large variety of community
> Spike's Everglades Aquarium
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