Pouter Blushing False Eye Goby (Acanthocepola indica)
Family: Cepolidae (Bandfishes)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Size: 13.5 in. Jumps: yes Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: benthic invertebrates (shrimp, amphipods), zooplankton
Natural History: The Pouter Blushing False Eye Goby is a benthic fish that is secretive and not often seen on the reef. It digs burrows in the sand or mud. Related species live in large loose aggregations and rise vertically to feed when plankton appears in the water column.
Husbandry: The Pouter Blushing False Eye Goby is not for the beginning aquarist. It is reported to feed on planktonic and benthic crustaceans. Several inches of sand should be provided to allow it to burrow. It should be housed with peaceful tankmates.
AKA: Philippine Bandfish
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