Candidus Goby (Rhinogobius candidianus)


The Candidus Goby (Rhinogobius candidianus) is an uncommon species to find in the trade. These freshwater gobies are native only to Taiwan in the rivers surrounding Lake Candidius (Sun Moon Lake). The Candidus Goby prefers cold to sub-tropical temperatures in well-oxygenated, moving water. They are generally peaceful towards tankmates, but can become territorial with other gobies, especially other males. Since these gobies only grow up to 3 inches long, they are a versatile and unique addition to a freshwater aquarium!

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Candidus Goby (Rhinogobius candidianus)

Origin: Wild Taiwan
Diet: Micropredator, feeds on insects and crustaceans in the wild. Will accept most frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 3″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallon+
Compatibility: Peaceful, towards nearly all tankmates but males may spar for territory

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 8.0
Temp:                     72 – 80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm
Salinity:                 0 – 10ppt