Hector’s Goby (Amblygobius hectori) Care
The Hector’s Goby, Amblygobius hectori, comes from the Indo-West Pacific region. They have a brownish-black body with horizontal yellow stripes and two eyespots on the fins.
These gobies are omnivores and require a diet rich in meaty and plant foods, such as marine algae, 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.
Hector’s 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.