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Red Lipstick Goby (Sicyopus Rubicundus)

$1499 CAD
SKU: 400000030043

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Red Lipstick Goby (Sicyopus Rubicundus)

Description

The Red Lipstick Goby (Sicyopus rubicundus) is a fascinating freshwater fish species that is known for its vibrant coloration and interesting behavior. Here are some details about its care requirements:

  1. Temperature: The Red Lipstick Goby thrives in tropical temperatures ranging from 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C). Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is important for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A tank size of at least 20 gallons is recommended for a small group of Red Lipstick Gobies. These fish prefer tanks with plenty of hiding spots, such as caves and crevices.

Feeding Habits: Red Lipstick Gobies are primarily herbivorous. They feed on algae and microorganisms, so a well-established tank with natural algae growth is beneficial. Additionally, you can supplement their diet with high-quality sinking pellets or flakes. They may also accept small live or frozen foods like daphnia or brine shrimp.

Habitat Preference: In the wild, Red Lipstick Gobies are often found in fast-flowing streams and rivers with rocky substrates. In the aquarium, they appreciate a setup that mimics these conditions, including the presence of rocks, driftwood, and plants.

Water pH Level: Red Lipstick Gobies prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.

Behavior: These gobies are known for their unique behaviors, including climbing and clinging to surfaces. They are excellent jumpers, so a securely covered tank is essential. Red Lipstick Gobies are generally peaceful, but males can be territorial, especially during the breeding season.

Keeping them in small groups can reduce stress and encourage more natural behaviors.

Red Lipstick Gobies are bottom-dwelling fish, spending much of their time foraging on the substrate. Provide a sandy or fine gravel substrate to mimic their natural habitat.

Color: As the name suggests, these gobies are known for their striking red coloration, particularly on their lips. Males may exhibit more intense coloration, especially during the breeding season.

Other Details: It's important to provide a tank with good water flow, as these fish are adapted to fast-flowing streams. A sponge filter or a powerhead can help create the necessary water movement.

Remember to drip acclimate them slowly to their new environment when introducing them to the tank, and monitor water parameters regularly to ensure optimal conditions for the Red Lipstick Goby.

Specifications

  • Category
    Ornamental Fish
  • Species Type
    Goby
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Planted Tanks, Rocky Tanks, Driftwood, Hiding Spots
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish, Bottom-Dwelling, Semi-aggressive

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Red Lipstick Goby (Sicyopus Rubicundus)

$1499 CAD

The Red Lipstick Goby (Sicyopus rubicundus) is a fascinating freshwater fish species that is known for its vibrant coloration and interesting behavior. Here are some details about its care requirements:

  1. Temperature: The Red Lipstick Goby thrives in tropical temperatures ranging from 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C). Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is important for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A tank size of at least 20 gallons is recommended for a small group of Red Lipstick Gobies. These fish prefer tanks with plenty of hiding spots, such as caves and crevices.

Feeding Habits: Red Lipstick Gobies are primarily herbivorous. They feed on algae and microorganisms, so a well-established tank with natural algae growth is beneficial. Additionally, you can supplement their diet with high-quality sinking pellets or flakes. They may also accept small live or frozen foods like daphnia or brine shrimp.

Habitat Preference: In the wild, Red Lipstick Gobies are often found in fast-flowing streams and rivers with rocky substrates. In the aquarium, they appreciate a setup that mimics these conditions, including the presence of rocks, driftwood, and plants.

Water pH Level: Red Lipstick Gobies prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.

Behavior: These gobies are known for their unique behaviors, including climbing and clinging to surfaces. They are excellent jumpers, so a securely covered tank is essential. Red Lipstick Gobies are generally peaceful, but males can be territorial, especially during the breeding season.

Keeping them in small groups can reduce stress and encourage more natural behaviors.

Red Lipstick Gobies are bottom-dwelling fish, spending much of their time foraging on the substrate. Provide a sandy or fine gravel substrate to mimic their natural habitat.

Color: As the name suggests, these gobies are known for their striking red coloration, particularly on their lips. Males may exhibit more intense coloration, especially during the breeding season.

Other Details: It's important to provide a tank with good water flow, as these fish are adapted to fast-flowing streams. A sponge filter or a powerhead can help create the necessary water movement.

Remember to drip acclimate them slowly to their new environment when introducing them to the tank, and monitor water parameters regularly to ensure optimal conditions for the Red Lipstick Goby.

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