I have always been fascinated by these little champions, endure what they throw, in addition, the nano today are very wide spread aquariums around the world, here we have a perfect tenant.

Brachygobius doriae


Order: Perciformes Family: Gobiidae


Hailing from the island of Borneo, Indonesia.


It lives in fresh and brackish water, and usually restricted to the lowlands, coastal environments, including mangroves, estuaries and tidal creeks. Substrates therefore tend to be composed of mud, sand and silt covered with organic material such as leaves, mangrove roots and driftwood submerged.

Some populations inhabit peat swamp habitats with very old tea-stained water color, minimum conductivity very low acidity, and hardness negligible.

Maximum standard length

25 to 35 mm.


Provide plenty of hiding places and cover, with the idea of creating dashed lines of sight to the weakest individuals to escape the continuous attention of dominant fish.

Crushed coral or coral sand may be mixed into the substrate to act as a buffer, if needed, or sea salt added at a dose of about 2 grams per liter.

Filtration should not be hard with an ideal of a sponge type filter.

Water Conditions

Temperature: 22 to 28 ° C

pH: 7.0 to 8.5

Hardness: 143-357 ppm


Small live foods such as Artemia, Daphnia, etc., should be considered essential, although some individuals learn to accept frozen alternatives. Dried products usually ignored, but it is also true that when there is no back, all as.

Behaviour and Compatibility

There is a special fish for aquarium community, although it is true that in a community tank inconvenienced anyone, will be the king of rock.

Since males are aggressive to each other we form a group minimum of 4-5 copies to be fights between different copies and not always to the same individual.

Sexual Dimorphism

Sexually mature females often appear rounder body than men, especially when they are pregnant.

When in spawning condition males acquire a reddish tint along with dark bars on the body increasingly pale, while the first woman in the yellow bar becomes brighter.


This species spawns in small pots with small caves, ceramic tubes, shells or plastic jars.