Fish Guide

Crosshatch Goby   (Amblygobius decussatus)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Western Pacific
Depth: 10 to 82 ft.   Size: 3.5 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Small invertebrates, detritus
Natural History: The Crosshatch Goby is found in bays and lagoons where it uses burrows as a refuge. It swallows sand/mud and sifts for its food.
Husbandry: The Crosshatch Goby may be aggressive toward other similar gobies as an adult. It is considered a peaceful community fish. It will aerate the sand of an aquarium as it sifts it for food. It is less dependent on hair algae than other Amblygobius gobies. It lives in a burrow with an unknown invertebrate for refuge.

AKA: Orangemarked Goby, Orange-striped Goby

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