Fringyfin Goby (Yongeichthys criniger)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 1 to 250 ft. Size: 6 in. Jumps: No Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic copepods, small crustaceans
Natural History: The Fringyfin Goby inhabits coastal mud and silty flats. Some specimens are reported to store toxin in their skin, while others have no such toxin.
Husbandry: The Fringyfin goby will likely only be aggressive with other similar-shaped benthic fish, such as gobies and blennies. Small shrimp are likely to be eaten by this species. It should be housed in an aquarium with some open sand space and some live rock to offer hiding places.
AKA: Horny Goby, Poisonous Goby
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