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TFK Team 06-13-2013 06:48 AM

Mekong Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius mekongensis)
 
Family: Gobiidae

Common Name: Mekong Bumblebee Goby

Origin: Mekong River system in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

Compatibility/Temperament: 1

Mekong Bumblebee Goby Diet

Carnivorous. It will consume brine shrimps, bloodworms, daphnia, mosquito larva and blackworms.

Size

Water parameters for Mekong Bumblebee Goby

The Mekong Bumblebee Goby should be kept in an aquarium with the temperature ranging from 72 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and a Ph of around 7.5.

Description

Not much is known about this goby, however, its requirements are quite similar to the more popular ones and it grows to only 2 cm at most.

A tank furnished with several rocks and plants is very important. Be particularly selective in choosing tankmates as it will not tolerate any intrusion in its territory.

Suitable tankmates are guppies, Celebes rainbowfish, mollies and the smaller glassfish.

Sexual dimorphism is unknown. It is not commonly marketed so the price remains high due to possible high demand.

Morphology based on fishbase.org...
Dorsal spines (total), 5 - 7
Dorsal soft rays (total), 6 - 8
Anal soft rays, 6 – 8
Transverse scale count backwards 6-8, head, predorsal, breast, belly and pectoral base naked with narrow, often broken, dark bars on pale body, including short oblique dark bar across side of body commencing in the gap between dorsal fins.


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