Sharknose Cleaner Goby
Elacatinus evelynae is a cleaner goby species that originates from the Western Atlantic Ocean. In the wild they will set up cleaning stations to rid larger fish of parasites that in turn serve as food to them.
These hard-working gobies have a beautiful yellow line in the head which blends into a neon blue line in the body. They will usually attain a size of 1.5” and are a great addition to the peaceful reef tank. Sharknose Gobies will accept a wide variety of prepared frozen foods as well as dry aquarium foods.
How We House Our Fish
All of our fish are housed in dedicated captive bred fish systems. Each of these systems is dedicated to a single breeder and used to house the captive bred fish we receive from them. Great care is taken to ensure these systems do not get cross contaminated. We only introduce new fish into these systems when receiving an order from that system's breeder.
We do this as it allows us to ensure our fish are pest free without the need for medications. However, should any pest turn up we can and will medicate these systems.
Medicating fish is hard on them and diminishes their overall health. While medicating is a good precaution to take with all wild fish, captive bred fish from a trusted breeder can forgo medications and ultimately will be much healthier because of it.
That being said, when exposed to a tank where pests are already present, likely from an unmedicated wild fish being in the tank, these captive bred fish are by no means immune and can be infected. So it's important that all wild fish introduced to your system go through a proper quarantine.
Observation and Inspection
Upon arrival all of our fish go through an observation period of one to two weeks, depending on how long their journey to our facility was. During the observation period, the fish are inspected to ensure they are eating, aren't showing any visible signs of stress or pests, and otherwise look healthy. If they pass our inspection, they will be made available on our website.