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Signigobius biocellatus

Signigobius biocellatus naturally lives along the coastal areas of islands located in the northwestern part of Australia, as well as near the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal part of the Philippines at a depth of 1 to 30 meters. Feeding these gobies in captivity can be difficult, so these fish are not recommended for novice aquarists.

Signigobius biocellatus is easily recognized by the eyes on the dorsal fins and dark pectoral and anal fins with blue spots. The maximum size of fish in nature is 6-7 cm.

Keep Signigobius biocellatus should be kept in pairs. Most of the time gobies Signigobius biocellatus spend on the bottom. Fish lead a sedentary lifestyle for a long time being practically in one place. Fish demonstrates interesting behavior during the scare turning sideways to the bully rival and showing him his dorsal fins with false eyes, thanks to which creates a false sense that the fish is much larger than in fact. This behavior confuses the opponent and in most cases he immediately retreats to the side.

Signigobius biocellatus

To keep a pair of fish requires an aquarium of 200 liters. It is possible to keep in a common aquarium with other peaceful fish. It should be noted that when keeping Signigobius biocellatus in small aquariums, they become aggressive and can attack other, even larger fish. Corals Signigobius biocellatus do not touch, but digging in the ground can fill them with sand.

Water parameters: temperature 24-27° C, hardness dH 8-12°, acidity pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.

As a soil should be used sand, poured in a layer of at least 3 cm. Signigobius biocellatus take food only from the bottom searching for its particles swarming in the sand and sifting it through the mouth. In the aquarium must necessarily make an area with plants.

Fish menu is artemia, cyclops, shrimp meat and moths. In general, the fish is omnivorous, but it takes time to accustom it to this or that food. Feed the fish should be small portions 2 times a day.


In aquarium conditions Signigobius biocellatus, if he created all the necessary conditions can reproduce, although mostly these fish are supplied to the domestic zoo market from the places of their natural habitat.

Life expectancy Signigobius biocellatus in aquarium conditions is about 4-5 years.

Signigobius biocellatus

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