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Engineer Goby

engineer goby/convict blenny

(pholidichthys leucotaenia)


juvenile convict


adult convict

pictures courtesy of wet web media

minimum tank size: 70g

care level: moderate

temperament: peaceful

reef compatable: yes

water conditions: 72-78f,sg 1.020-1.025,dkh 8-12,ph 8.1-8.4

max size: 1'

colour form: black,blue,white

diet: carnivore

origin: indo pacific

family: pholidichthyidae


The convict changes colour throughout its life,a tank with a sandy bottom for burrowing is a must,small groups or pairs do better then singles but must be introduced simultaneously.Should be feed at least twice a day on mysis or brineshrimp

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