Giant Citron Goby (Gobiodon citrinus)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Indian and Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 7 to 66 ft. Size: 2.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 24+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Giant Citron Goby is found on reefs rich in branching corals, especially Acropora species, with which it is commensalistic. It produces a toxic mucus for protection against predation.
Husbandry: The Giant Citron Goby is the largest of the Gobiodon available in the saltwater hobby. It is an excellent fish for a nano system. It may be difficult to acclimate so live food may be required to initiate feeding. Spot feeding may be required, using a tube and syringe to direct food to the fish. Once it is trained, it will usually take frozen shrimp preparations. Since they are territorial with their own species, it is best to keep only one Giant Citron Goby per aquarium.
AKA: Brown Clown Goby, Poison Goby
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