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      Common Fuse Goby
      Common Fuse Goby

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Fusigobius neophytus
      Max. size: 7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 25 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. 1st black spot between 1st 2 dorsal spines; body with small dark spots.
      Biology: Inhabits tidal reef flats and shallow lagoons, on sand or rubble patches.
      Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton and small crustaceans. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed in aquariums with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes
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