I seem to recall Paul B stating that some of his gobies lived over 10 years. Quote: I surmised most small fish last less than a year max. All fish live much longer than that.

How long can a goby live?

I seem to recall Paul B stating that some of his gobies lived over 10 years. Quote: I surmised most small fish last less than a year max. All fish live much longer than that.

Are engineer gobies Hardy?

The engineer Goby, Pholidychtys luecotaenia, has a black body with a white straight stripe. They are extremely hardy and very peaceful. They can be kept with other peaceful fishes in reef tanks setting but may become aggressive against various other blennies, gobies, or dartfish in smaller-sized tanks.

How fast does an engineer goby grow?

So you are suggesting engineers grow over 24 inches in 6-7 months that makes inch a month.

How big does an engineer goby get?

With age, the fish takes on a more eel-like appearance and its horizontal markings shift to vertical bars. The engineer goby can reach a maximum size of 13-14”, which is something to be kept in mind!

How long will my goby hide?

From my experience with different gobies, some will hide for a while in the beginning. I had a Yellow Clown Goby disappear for two weeks until it decided to suddenly come out. It may just be hiding, so hopefully it’ll come out. I had a Geometric Pygmy Hawk hide for 1-1/2 months after I added him.

How long can a goby live without food?

Fish can generally go without food for 4 or 5 days at a time as long as they are still drinking water.

Do engineer gobies school?

But avoid keeping them with aggressive burrow-dwellers like Moray Eels. Lastly, Engineer Gobies are quite social, both as juveniles and adults. The juveniles will stick together in schools when free swimming.

Are gobies reef safe?

Most gobies are great little reef safe fish, however, some species may eat small ornamental crustaceans. Not aggressive in nature, they will consume algae, amphipods, and copepods. Blennies fall into three basic categories: sand sifting gobies, ​​shrimp gobies, and ​small gobies.

Will engineer gobies eat other fish?

Yup, they are more like an eel than anything else and as they get larger they get more destructive (ie rearrange rockscape eat smaller fish). Bbfishb81 said: They definitely can eat smaller fish.

Do gobies hide a lot?

Gobies do hide when first introduced (most of the time).

Do gobies bury themselves?

But most bury themselves in the dust behind the fish tank. They are well known for carpet diving. Mine did a few years back.

Is it OK to not feed fish for a day?

Fish can go a week or two without a meal without a problem in most cases. Fish in well established tanks can last even longer, since they are eating planaria and other bugs, live plants in planted tanks and almost any fish will try some algae out if its the only thing around.

How long do engineer goby fish live?

They also have a lifespan from 7 to 10 years (45 cm), but the maximum lifespan was 11 years that went 18 inches long. Engineer Goby is native to Australia, Indonesia, Central/West Pacific. This saltwater fish is known as Pholidichthys Leucotaenia and is from Pholidichthyidae – Pholidichthys family.

What happened to my engineer goby?

I had an Engineer Goby for over five years, but didn’t know it until after it matured. I bought it as a juvenile, which looks like the picture you have shown, but it burrowed under rocks and I assumed it was gone and dead. Over a year later I saw it come out and eat during the day – it had completely changed!

What do engineer gobies look like as adults?

As adults, engineer gobies completely change their look. The single, horizontal stripe disappears and gets replaced by a black and yellow striped pattern. The pattern resembles jailhouse stripes in some individuals (where the convict blenny and convict goby names came into play). They grow into the new coloration over the first year of their lives.

How long does it take for engineer gobies to breed?

Engineer Gobies will only breed after they have matured. Seeing as the Engineer Goby can live well over four years, with some aquarists even reporting breeding in the 6th year, you will have to keep the gobies together for quite awhile.