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Elacatinus oceanops

Maintenance :
Compatibilité aquarium récifal :
Taille adulte moyenne :
5 / 1.97
Taille minimale de l’aquarium :
Nano (<50 litres)
Relations intraspécifiques :
Lives on a pair
Lives in a shoal of many individuals
Dimorphisme sexuel :
Dimorphisme sexuel du mâle :
Genital papilla
Dimorphisme sexuel de la femelle :
Round genital papilla
Zone de vie dans l’aquarium :
Top of the decoration
Middle of the decor
Conseils de nos experts :
Elacatinus oceanops (still there is little known as gobiosoma oceanops, he changed his genre name a few years ago) is a robust and easy to acclimatize fish, if it has been transported with care (like all the most Small fish that have few energy reserves, it is sensitive to transport). It’s a most dynamic little gobie; Unlike many members of his family who are very shy and who are rarely seen in the aquarium, Elacatinus Oceanops, him, parades all the time on the front of the decor. Either he rests by landing well in view of a coral or a piece of rock, or he swims in small a few centimeters away, and browsing the tank in search of a "potential client": because yes, The secret boot of Elacatinus Oceanops is its great capacity for fish-tortoyeur!

In terms of inter and intraspecific understanding, Elacatinus Oceanops is really easy to live: it is compatible with all fish of its kind, from its family, and with all reef fish in general. Avoid all the same the biggest carnivores, type hawks, grooms, ballists, large labres, who could only make one bite, even if in principle, with its qualities of cleaner, carnivores save it .... But caution all the same in aquarium, because the behaviors of the fish change, and some would be ready for anything for a small snack!

Of a modest size (less than 5 centimeters, in general rather 3) Elacatinus Oceanops is accessible for all aquariums from 20 liters, because it is not a large swimmer, he prefers to observe the surroundings from his shelter (in General, under or in a coral, or in a small rock hole) and sometimes even from a natural promontory, well in sight (generally when he seeks to be recruited for an extremely speaking session. It is a fish of the fish More quiet and Reef Safe: no coral, no worm, no shrimp will be threatened by this type of small gobes. Very sociable, it spends a good part of the day go to meet other fish to try to flush them.
It is an essential, useful and friendly fish, for any volume of aquarium, from the smallest nano to the large tank, because it will be clear (and useful) even in large volume. He has much better chances of survival than the labus cleaners who often refuse to eat inert prey, and is just as effective in ridding fish of ectoparasites from which they can suffer, even the ciliats of Cryptocaryon iritans (but himself will be able to suffer if it is reached, so it will be necessary to treat it, as well as the entire bac, to drug products and UV, to really get rid of this parasite whose alternate development cycle of fixed and free stadiums ).

Elacatinus oceanops can be used as a health assistant for the acclimatization and quarantine aquarium. It even has the ability to clean human skin, like the Garra Rufa that is used in many spa salons around the world!

Small Gobie of the "Sharp Nose" or Gobies Cleanser Subgroups, where we find among others E. Genie, E. Evelynae, E. Figaro, E. Prochilos, E. Randalli, he shares with them the same General appearance: a pattern with three large black stripes (barring each flank of the tail to the head and back) horizontally, and a white, bluish white, bright or yellow blue background depending on the species. Elacatinus Oceanops has a white belly and bright blue sides, of an almost metallic appearance. Thanks to its beautiful bright colors, it is called neon gobie. At Elacatinus Oceanops, it should also be noted that the two large black rays of the flanks meet at the end of the muzzle.

Elacatinus Oceanops is a species distributed in the subtropical West Atlantic, from Florida to Bélize (this is the distribution area of ​​many of these small cottages). It is common in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas. It is found between 1 and 40 meters deep, most often above 20 meters. He likes the calm areas of the reef, and most often lives on a large "potato" of Corail (Montastrea, Siderastrea, Diplria, Porites ...), where he awaits his clients at the crossroads. It meets as well alone, as a stable monogamous couple or in a small group.
In his natural environment, Elacatinus Oceanops feeds on the ectoparasites of the fish which he finds on their skin, in their mouths or their gills (we often see him busy on the big carnivores, like the grooms, and even the moranes), as well as various small benthic prey which pass within its reach.

In aquarium, it is a fish that quickly acclimatizes to its new environment if the living conditions are good; He will quickly eat inert food (maybe even from the day of his arrival), first thawed meat cubes (Artemia, Mysis, Krill chopped ...), then dry food (pellets and sequins).

The signs of sexual dimorphism are not very apparent or even impossible to detect by most aquarophiles who will not risk manipulating this tiny fish, since it is a question of identifying the difference of the genital papilla: round in the female, sharp In the male ... It is obviously problematic when you want to get a sexual pair. But since they are not generally aggressive between them, it is not a problem to put several individuals in the same aquarium. They will live either together or in various territories of a few tens of square centimeters each.
The reproduction of the species and its breeding are carried out by a few professional breeders in the world.

The life expectancy of Elacatinus Oceanops is 2 to 3 years, a term certainly early compared to most fish, but not so fast as for many other "nano-gobies" which barely exceed a year of life.
Paramètre physico chimique de l’eau :
Temperature 24-27 ° C, salinity 1.022-1.024, pH 8.0-8.4, KH 6-10, mg 1200-1400, CA 400-480, No3> 10, PO4> 0.05
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