Seminole gobies, Microgobius carri, are small gobies that live in a shallow burrow in the sand or under a piece of live rock in the sand. They hover above their burrow most of the time and if they are disturbed they dart in to their hole. We often find them in pairs or even as a colony with two larger ones and three to six smaller gobies. They are peaceful fish and have similar tank requirements to other burrowing fish, such plenty of sand. They readily accept most pellet foods and enjoy meaty treats such frozen brine shrimp and Mysis shrimp. While they grow up to 3 inches, the ones we sell are generally around 2″ to 2.5″.
Please Note: Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined. All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system. If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank. If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak. We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we dont always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed. A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.