Rhinogobius wui
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Rhinogobius wui

Common Names: Dragon Goby
Hong Kong Goby
Red Cheeked Goby
Red Throated Goby
White Cheeked Goby
Family: Gobiidae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Asia; Mountain ranges in Southern China
Main Ecosystem: Stream; In the wild, this species is found in cool, fast-flowing mountain streams.
Temperament: Peaceful; The males with pluff other males and pounce at or on other males but do no harm.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: The White-Cheeked Goby is a hardy species that needs a ten gallon tank or larger. The tank should not be heated and though they are tolerant of most conditions provided for them (as long as it is not too warm), their ideal tank would have cool water with a swiftly flowing current. These fish have fused pelvic fins, forming a "suction cup". This is an adaption to their turbulent environment, where they cling to rocks and wood. The aquarium should therefore be generously furnished with rocks and d
6.8 - 8
15°C - 25°C
59°F - 77°F
4 dH - 16 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Bottom; They spend a lot of time on the gravel, though they frequently climb on plants, rocks, and driftwood as well.
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Male have a white back ground with red worm like striping around the gill are of the head and throat. Females are a rather brownish drab color with just some spotted markings. Very easy to sex.
Breeding: The tank should be set up with small gravel of sand for them with some large flat bottomed rock work sitting on the bottom. The males will dig out a small cave under the rock work and will display and dance for the female till she is ready to breed and then she will join the male in the small cave. The eggs are laid in cave spawning fashion of on the cave "ceiling" then the male kicks out the female and cares for the eggs till they are free swimming (about 2 weeks).
Comments: If you want some funny and cute fish that don't require a ton of space these fish are a great choice.
Main Colours: Brown, White, Red
Markings: Striped And Spotted
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Convex
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