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    Posted: January 29 2015 at 4:14pm
My wife stopped by Aquatic Dreams and brought home a Yellow Eel Goby as a surprise gift for me. I've never seen one before but this one is beautiful. Im in the process of learning about their care reqs and curious if anyone else has kept one?


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Yellow Eel Goby   (Brotulina fusca)
Family: Bythitidae (Livebearing Brotulas)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 98 ft.   Size: 4.5 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution   Care Level: Difficult   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Copepods, small crustaceans
Natural History: The Yellow Eel Goby is a secretive species that is found on rocky reefs hiding in cracks and recesses. It is nocturnal, hiding by day and feeding by night. It has gone by a number of scientific names, and may also be found named as Diancistrus fuscus.
Husbandry: The Yellow Eel Goby is a rare species in the aquarium trade. It should be provided a small system with a few pieces of live rock that allow for easy observation and feeding. It may starve in a large system. Night feedings may be required to allow this species to thrive in captivity. The Yellow Eel Goby may eat ornamental shrimp in a reef system.

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OMG what a cute face!  Looks almost cartoonish.
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There is one in the divers den on liveaquaria. Ask Mike Savage. He or his son has or had one recently. I researched them before. They can be quite shy and often hide.

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Brotulids are definitely cool, peaceful, and VERY SHY. I hope you get to see it every month or so.


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She was too cute when she came in by the way 😊 glad to see pictures of it finding its way through the tank.
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So far she (im pretty sure its female cause it doesnt appear to have claspers) hides in the same spot that i snapped a picture of. At night when the moonlights are on she will adventure a few inches away from her cave. I havent noticed her eating much as of yet but im going to try to entice her tonight with some freshly hatched BBS.
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Matt is keeping the other yellow Brotullid that we know of in the area.

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I've had a couple, so has Dion. Nearly impossible to see. They hide like crazy, you'll go months without seeing him.

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