Fish Guide

Yellow Eel Goby   (Brotulina fusca)
Family: Bythitidae (Livebearing Brotulas)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 98 ft.   Size: 4.5 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution   Care Level: Difficult   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Copepods, small crustaceans
Natural History: The Yellow Eel Goby is a secretive species that is found on rocky reefs hiding in cracks and recesses. It is nocturnal, hiding by day and feeding by night. It has gone by a number of scientific names, and may also be found named as Diancistrus fuscus.
Husbandry: The Yellow Eel Goby is a rare species in the aquarium trade. It should be provided a small system with a few pieces of live rock that allow for easy observation and feeding. It may starve in a large system. Night feedings may be required to allow this species to thrive in captivity. The Yellow Eel Goby may eat ornamental shrimp in a reef system.

AKA: Dusky Brotulid, Dusky Brotulina

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