Tangaroa Goby (Ctenogobiops tangaroai) Care
The Tangaroa Goby, Ctenogobiops tangaroai, is also known as the Tangaroa Shrimpgoby and the Tangaroa Shrimp Goby. These fish come from across the Pacific Ocean. They have a nearly translucent body with orange spots and short white lines on the upper body.
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.
Tangaroa Gobies require an aquarium of 30 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.
Eats a wide range of meaty fare including Mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, finely chopped krill/prawns etc. If reluctant to feed at first, use a turkey baster to direct some food lower down in the tank to where the goby may be hiding in its burrow. Feed small amounts 3 times per day