Mini Bumblebee Goby
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Mini Bumblebee Goby, also known as Brachygobius xanthomelas, a charming and colorful addition to your freshwater aquarium. With its vibrant yellow and black stripes reminiscent of a bumblebee, this tiny goby adds a pop of personality to any aquascape. Originating from the freshwater streams and rivers of Southeast Asia, these diminutive fish are known for their active behavior and inquisitive nature. Perfect for nano and planted aquariums, the Mini Bumblebee Goby is sure to delight aquarists of all levels. Bring home these captivating little gems and watch as they bring your underwater world to life.

Care Guide: To ensure the health and well-being of your Mini Bumblebee Gobies, follow these care guidelines:

Aquarium Setup:

  • Provide a small aquarium with a minimum capacity of 10 gallons (38 liters).
  • Use a fine sand substrate to mimic their natural habitat and prevent injury to their delicate bodies.
  • Include plenty of hiding spots such as caves, driftwood, and live plants to create a secure environment.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 72-78°F (22-26°C).
  • pH Level: Maintain a pH level between 7.0-8.0.
  • Water Hardness: Aim for moderate hardness with a range of 5-15 dGH.


  • Mini Bumblebee Gobies are carnivorous and should be fed a varied diet.
  • Offer them small live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.
  • Supplement their diet with high-quality sinking pellets or flakes.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  • Mini Bumblebee Gobies are generally peaceful but can be territorial towards conspecifics.
  • Keep them in small groups of 3-4 individuals to reduce aggression.
  • They are compatible with other small, peaceful fish species that inhabit similar water parameters.


  • Perform regular water changes of 10-20% every week to maintain water quality and remove debris.
  • Use a gentle siphon to clean the substrate without disturbing the fish.
  • Monitor water parameters regularly using test kits and adjust as needed.


  • Breeding Mini Bumblebee Gobies in captivity is challenging and rarely achieved.
  • Provide them with optimal water conditions and a varied diet to encourage spawning.
  • Consider setting up a separate breeding tank with fine-leaved plants and spawning mops for egg deposition.

Note: Mini Bumblebee Gobies are delightful and active fish that make a wonderful addition to small freshwater aquariums. With their striking coloration and lively behavior, they are sure to become a favorite among hobbyists. Provide them with a well-maintained environment and a varied diet, and they will reward you with their charming presence and entertaining antics.

Experience the charm of the Mini Bumblebee Goby in your aquarium today. Order now and add a splash of color and personality to your aquatic world.



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