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Hector Goby

  • Koumansetta Gobies are often known as sand sifting Gobies and should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of room to swim. Plenty of rock work, cracks, crevices, caves with a sand bed should be provided for hiding. Koumansetta Gobies are small and fit well in most reef aquariums.

  • They are a good sand sifter hovering over the sand picking up mouths of sand looking for small invertebrates and organic matter.

  • A diet of meaty and algae based foods should be provided multiple times daily. Feed adult, fortified Brine shrimp and black worms if having difficulty enticing a feeding response.

  • They may pick at and consume hair algaes, and red cyanobacteria.

  • Koumansetta Gobies tend to be shy and peaceful house with other peaceful tank mates. T

  • hey prefer to live singly or in pairs as they may become aggressive to other Goby species. Provide a tight fitting aquarium as Gobies may jump.

  • Hector's Goby can grow to almost 3".


We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons or larger for this species.


Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

Care Info

Care: Moderate

Behavior: Social

Diet: Herbivore, Frozen Food,  Live Food

Habitat: Reef/Planted

Light: Medium

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