Engineer Goby (Pholidichthys leucotaenia) Care
The Engineer Goby, Pholidichthys leucotaenia, is also known as the Convict Blenny. These fish are found in the Western Central Pacific region. Unlike any other gobies or blennies, these fish are in a separate family entirely. They can grow up to a foot in length and may resemble an eel. Their coloring may change with age and their surroundings. Typically they are white with various brown to black markings.
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.
Engineer Gobies require an aquarium of 55 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. You can have more than one in a tank, but they should be introduced at the same time to prevent territory issues.
They are reef safe and will not bother corals, fish, but will eat tiny invertebrates.