Bumblebee Goby

Species/genus: Brachygobius xanthozona

Bumble Bee Goby © Clint Norwood Origin: Java, Borneo, Sumatra

Temp: 72-88°F (22-30°C)

pH: 6.5 – 8.2 dH: Medium Hard

Temperament: Bumble Bees have a well deserved reputation as being a fin nipper, and they will actively hunt, kill and eat any fish small enough to swallow.

Adult Size: a little over 1 inch (3cm), but a chubby little fellow

Minimum Tank Size: 1 gallon

Feeding: Prefers live foods such as brine shrimp and grindal worms, but will eat frozen foods and even flakes in a pinch

Breeding: Difficult to spawn. Strange in that they will spawn in water that is hard and acid. Spawn in caves, seashells or pvc pipe.

Comments: Very cute fish, gets it’s name from it’s marked resemblance to a bumble bee. Likes slightly brackish water, up to a tablespoon of salt per gallon. They are best kept in a species tank where they are somewhat peaceful among their own and much more active swimmers.