Green Silk Goby (Ptereleotris microlepis)
Family: Microdesmidae (Dartfishes, Wormfishes)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 7 to 49 ft. Size: 4.25 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Green Silk Goby is found in pairs on outer reef slopes, lagoons and bays. Juveniles are observed in small groups. It feeds while hovering above 3 to 7 feet above the bottom, feeding on zooplankton. An adult pair generally occupy the same burrow which they use for refuge.
Husbandry: The Green Silk Goby is a peaceful species that will likely only be aggressive with other Green Silk Gobies. A male-female pair can be housed together in one aquarium. Live rock and sand should be provided to allow for ample hiding places and burrowing. A large swimming area will allow this species to hover about as they do on the reef.
AKA: Green Silk Gudgeon, Blue Gudgeon
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