Sharptail Goby (Oligolepis acutipennis)


The Sharptail goby is found in fresh, brackish, and marine waters throughout much of the Indo-Pacific but is rarely seen in the hobby. A medium sized, active fish with attractive markings and elaborate fins, this fish inhabits a wide variety of estuarine and mangrove swamp habitat, but are more often found in fresh or slightly brackish water than full marine conditions. In the aquarium, they adapt to a variety of conditions but if kept in full fresh will do best in moderately hard water. They are peaceful towards most similar-sized tankmates and with each other, although adult males may spar over territory. Our Sharptail Gobies are kept in full freshwater with the addition of a small amount of aquarium salt.

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Sharptail Goby (Oligolepis acutipennis)

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Diet: Micropredator, feeds on insects and crustaceans in the wild. Will accept most frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 4.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallon
Compatibility: Peaceful towards most tankmates but very small fish may be eaten

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0 – 8.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm
Salinity:                 0 – 20ppt