White Spotted Dwarf Goby (Trimma cf. caesiura)
These aquacultured white spotted dwarf gobies (also known as the grooved dwarf goby) are a rare offering worth taking a look at. This attractive little fish is totally suitable for both nano and huge marine aquaria. Though a bit nervous and jumpy, it occasionally dives into the open water column to snatch passing zooplankton and other food items.
See below for more information.
Size and Care Requirements
- Purchase Size: ~1″ (length)
- Max Size: 1.5″ (length)
- Water Parameters:~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, s.g. 1.021-1.023
- Color: Silvery blue base color with large red blotches that thicken toward the anterior.
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Feeding: Omnivorous (primarily small crustaceans such as copepods)
White Spotted Dwarf Goby Species Information
This tiny fish is distributed across the Western Pacific from New Caledonia to Samoa (possibly north to the Ryukyu Islands). It is mainly found in caves and rubble in lagoons and on seaward reefs.
Benefits of Aquacultured Aquarium Livestock
Aquacultured fishes offer a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. For example, when reared under captive conditions, they adjust more easily to aquarium life. They are also less likely to carry disease. Even more, aquacultured specimens can better tolerate shipping stress. Most notably, by purchasing aquacultured white spotted dwarf gobies you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable, so what are you waiting for!
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every fish we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we will either replace it free of charge (including shipping) or issue store credit if the total livestock loss is less than $40. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.
Matt (verified owner) –
These guys are really tiny and was perfect for my 10g nano. For the first couple of months he hid in the rocks and would only come out in the dark. Now he hangs out in the open more often. I have to make sure pellets drop down near him, he is too scared of my clowns to come to the surface to eat.