The Bumblebee Goby is a bottom dwelling fish that comes from Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. They are usually found in rivers and streams, in which the water is brackish and has many hiding spots.
As you can tell from their name, they are coloured like a bee with black and yellow stripes. In order to differentiate female Bumblebee gobies from male you need to compare their colour as male ones are brighter. Also, male gobies are more slender than the female gobies.
These fish have a great behavior. At first they might be a little shy, but after some time they will show their entire attitude. Male gobies are a bit territorial and they will immediately take their area in a tank. They may show a little aggressiveness regarding their territory, but it is nothing serious.
Feeding Bumblebee goby is the hardest part of keeping them, as it is a bit tricky to feed them. Usually they like to eat whatever that is floating around in the water. So you cannot feed them with food that floats on the surface of the water, like flakes. They like eating live food as well as frozen food. The best option is brine shrimp and blood worms as they only eat food when it is moving, otherwise they may ignore it.
- Species – Brachygobius xanthozona
- Common Name – Bumblebee Goby
- Origin – Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand
- Diet – omnivore
- PH Range – 6.5 – 7.5
- Temperature – Tropical 23°c – 26°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Current Size – approximately 3cm (Grows to approximately 4cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed