Stigmatogobius sadanundio

21. July 2014

Stigmatogobius sadanundio Stigmatogobius sadanundio Stigmatogobius sadanundio Stigmatogobius sadanundio

Most species of goby are ground dwelling fishes. Only few species have a free swimming behaviour. The knight goby is one of these rare exceptions. We can offer this pretty goby from India on a regular basis. Knight gobies live in estuaries and can live both in pure fresh and in pure marine water. However, it is best to keep them in brackish water (5-10 grams salt per litre).

The eyes of the knight goby have a reflecting layer. This led to the popular name “sleeper gobies” for the realtionship of the knight goby. Not so long ago the sleeper gobies were even thought to represent a family on their own.

This week we obtained an import of extraordinary beautiful knight gobies from India. Obviously they have currently breeding season over there. The species spawns on stones, roots etc. Sadly the larvae are extremely tiny and need full strength sea water, so no successful breeding has been reported so far. But even without breeding: knight gobies are wonderful fish! The species becomes about 8-10 cm long.

For our customers: the fish have code 456003 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Stigmatogobius: means “goby with spots”. sadanundio: from the local Bengal name for the species.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Indien / India
Verfügbare Größe in cm 5-7