The Neon gobies of the genus Stiphodon are very difficult to determine, for the larvae develop in marine environment; so the species have a very wide distribution. The adult fish, however, live exclusively in freshwater.
The males can change their coloration in a glimpse; the mating coloration is species-specific. Different species look extremely similar in neutral colour, see for example the picture with Stiphodon cf. atratus and S. ornatus. Our specimens belong in all probability for the larger part to the species Stiphodon ornatus, among them are a few Stiphodon weberi as by-catch.
Neon gobies are very peaceful fish that feed on Aufwuchs. They prefer clear, clean and fast running water.
For our customers: the fish have code 456072 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer