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Rhino Goby (Rhinogobius Giurinus)

$1999 CAD
SKU: 400000030050

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Rhino Goby (Rhinogobius Giurinus)

Description

The Rhino Goby, scientifically known as Rhinogobius giurinus, is a freshwater fish species that is native to East Asia, particularly found in Japan, Korea, and China. 

  1. Temperature: Rhino Gobies thrive in temperatures ranging from 68 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 24 degrees Celsius). Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Tank Size: A minimum tank size of 10 gallons is recommended for a small group of Rhino Gobies. A larger tank is preferable if you plan to keep a larger group or house them with other fish.

Feeding Habits: Rhino Gobies are carnivorous and have a preference for live or frozen foods. They readily accept small live or frozen invertebrates like brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia. High-quality dry foods, such as micro pellets or granules, can also be included in their diet.

Habitat Preference: In their natural habitat, Rhino Gobies are often found in slow-moving streams, rivers, and ponds with sandy or gravelly substrates. They appreciate aquariums with similar conditions, including the presence of hiding spots like caves and plants.

Water pH Level: Rhino Gobies prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH level between 6.5 and 7.5.

Behavior: These gobies are known for their lively and sometimes territorial behavior. They may establish territories within the aquarium, especially if kept with other bottom-dwelling species. Providing ample hiding spots and visual barriers can help reduce aggression.
Rhino Gobies are generally not schooling fish, but they can be kept in small groups. If you plan to keep multiple Rhino Gobies in the same tank, monitor their behavior to ensure that aggression is not a problem.

Rhino Gobies are bottom-dwelling fish, spending much of their time near the substrate. They will sift through the sand or gravel in search of food.

Color: The coloration of Rhino Gobies can vary, but they often have a mottled or speckled appearance, providing excellent camouflage against the substrate. Colors may include shades of brown, green, and sometimes red or orange.

Other Details: Provide a well-filtered aquarium with gentle water flow. Regular water changes are essential to maintain good water quality. Rhino Gobies may jump, so a secure lid is recommended. They are generally compatible with other small, non-aggressive fish that inhabit different water layers.

Always keep in mind that individual fish may have unique preferences and behaviors, so observations and adjustments to their environment may be necessary for optimal care.

Specifications

  • Category
    Ornamental Fish
  • Species Type
    Goby
  • Minimum Tank Size
    10 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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Rhino Goby (Rhinogobius Giurinus)

$1999 CAD

The Rhino Goby, scientifically known as Rhinogobius giurinus, is a freshwater fish species that is native to East Asia, particularly found in Japan, Korea, and China. 

  1. Temperature: Rhino Gobies thrive in temperatures ranging from 68 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 24 degrees Celsius). Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Tank Size: A minimum tank size of 10 gallons is recommended for a small group of Rhino Gobies. A larger tank is preferable if you plan to keep a larger group or house them with other fish.

Feeding Habits: Rhino Gobies are carnivorous and have a preference for live or frozen foods. They readily accept small live or frozen invertebrates like brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia. High-quality dry foods, such as micro pellets or granules, can also be included in their diet.

Habitat Preference: In their natural habitat, Rhino Gobies are often found in slow-moving streams, rivers, and ponds with sandy or gravelly substrates. They appreciate aquariums with similar conditions, including the presence of hiding spots like caves and plants.

Water pH Level: Rhino Gobies prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH level between 6.5 and 7.5.

Behavior: These gobies are known for their lively and sometimes territorial behavior. They may establish territories within the aquarium, especially if kept with other bottom-dwelling species. Providing ample hiding spots and visual barriers can help reduce aggression.
Rhino Gobies are generally not schooling fish, but they can be kept in small groups. If you plan to keep multiple Rhino Gobies in the same tank, monitor their behavior to ensure that aggression is not a problem.

Rhino Gobies are bottom-dwelling fish, spending much of their time near the substrate. They will sift through the sand or gravel in search of food.

Color: The coloration of Rhino Gobies can vary, but they often have a mottled or speckled appearance, providing excellent camouflage against the substrate. Colors may include shades of brown, green, and sometimes red or orange.

Other Details: Provide a well-filtered aquarium with gentle water flow. Regular water changes are essential to maintain good water quality. Rhino Gobies may jump, so a secure lid is recommended. They are generally compatible with other small, non-aggressive fish that inhabit different water layers.

Always keep in mind that individual fish may have unique preferences and behaviors, so observations and adjustments to their environment may be necessary for optimal care.

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