Amblygobius buanensis - We are excited to introduce a new species to both the aquarium trade and to aquaculture - an adorable sand-sifter type goby called Buan's Goby. It is closely related to the more well known "sleeper banded goby" aka "dragon" or "bullet" goby A. phalaena, but half the size!
Buan's Goby is peaceful, reef safe, and gets along great with other peaceful reef fish. Avoid keeping it with aggressive species or animals that are large enough to eat small fish. Like other gobies, these can easily jump out of an aquarium when chased or frightened, so a tight fitting lid is required. They do exhibit sand-sifting behaviors, but don't require sand for survival.
This type of goby doesn't usually do well in captivity when wild caught, but our captive bred gobies feed on just about any fish foods offered. We recommend Easy Reefs DKI pellets and Masstick, small pellet foods like C1 and C2, frozen PE Calanus, and Hikari Mysis.
These gobies do well singly in a smaller tank of 10+ gallons. Pairs may do well in large aquariums when added at the same time, but note that this species can be aggressive toward conspecifics and is not sexually dimorphic.