Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max. Size: 12 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 to 3 inches
The Engineer Goby is also known as the Convict Goby, Convict Worm Goby or Pacific Neon Goby.
The Engineer Goby drastically changes its appearance throughout its lifetime, as a juvenile it has a black body with horizontal white stripes. As it reaches adulthood the markings turn vertical and and have more of a splotchy appearance.
To be successful with the Engineer Goby requires an established 55 gallon larger aquarium with plenty of live rock and a sandy substrate so it can burrow. It needs plenty of hiding places and peaceful tankmates. Small groups seem to do better but must be all introduced at the same time.
The Engineer Gobys diet should consist of a variety of fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp.
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.