Origin: Asia: Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes Family: Gobiidae (Gobies) subfamily: none
First European import: Unknown. A shipment arrived in the Netherlands in 2005.
Description: See pictures. Juveniles show the same color / pattern as females.
Care: Flowing water,
Temperature: 22-28 °C
Feeding: Algae, spirulina tablets, flakes, small live food.
Size: up to 8 cm
Breeding: Some Stiphodon species breed in freshwater, but the eggs/fry need brackish or saline water.
Sexual dimorphism: Male much more colorfull.
Prices: I bought these fish for 11€ a pair.
Picture references: Pictures: E. Naus
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