Black Barred Convict Goby (Priolepis nocturna) Care
The Black Barred Convict Goby, Priolepis nocturna, is also known as the Blackbarred Reefgoby. These fish come from the Indo-Pacific region. They have a tan body with multiple brown-black vertical bands.
These gobies are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as mysis and brine shrimp and other types of fresh or frozen chopped seafood. They will normally eat any zooplankton they can find floating in the water column.
Black Barred Convict Gobies require an aquarium of 10 gallons or larger with plenty of live rock for hiding and a deep sand bed. They are known to jump and will leap out of tanks without a lid. They are peaceful fish and should not be kept with aggressive fish.
They are reef safe and will not bother corals, fish, but will eat tiny invertebrates.