Nano Goby Firecracker (trimma cana)

Nano Goby Firecracker (trimma cana)

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Care: Intermediate
Diet: Planktivorous
Light: Medium
Place of origin: 
Western Pacific
AKA: Trimma cana

Trimma cana, commonly known as the Candy Goby, is a small and attractive species of goby that can be suitable for aquariums. Here's some information about keeping Trimma cana in an aquarium:

  1. Appearance:

    • The Candy Goby is known for its striking appearance, featuring a translucent to yellowish body with varying shades of blue and red markings.
    • It often has a distinct marking on its dorsal fin resembling an eye.
  2. Size:

    • Trimma cana typically reaches a size of about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm).
  3. Behavior:

    • Candy Gobies are generally peaceful and can be kept in small groups.
    • They are known to inhabit coral reefs and rocky areas in the wild.
  4. Habitat:

    • Found in the Western Pacific, including regions like Indonesia and the Philippines, Trimma cana prefers habitats with live rock and coral.
  5. Tank Requirements:

    • A nano or small aquarium with live rock and coral formations is suitable for Trimma cana.
    • Provide hiding spots and crevices as they may seek refuge in these areas.
    • Ensure good water flow in the tank.
  6. Compatibility:

    • Candy Gobies are generally compatible with other peaceful tankmates.
    • They may coexist with other small reef fish, but it's advisable to avoid aggressive species that may intimidate them.
  7. Diet:

    • Trimma cana is an omnivore. Offer a varied diet that includes high-quality flakes, pellets, and small frozen or live foods.
    • They may pick at small invertebrates and zooplankton in the aquarium.
  8. Water Parameters:

    • Maintain stable water conditions with a temperature range of 74-78°F (23-26°C), a salinity level of 1.020-1.025, and good water quality.
    • Regular water changes are essential for the health of the aquarium.

As with any aquarium species, it's crucial to research and understand the specific needs of Trimma cana before adding them to your tank. Providing a well-maintained environment, a balanced diet, and suitable tankmates will contribute to their well-being in captivity. Consult with experienced hobbyists or reputable sources for the latest information on keeping this species in aquariums.