Im thinking he tryed to eat one of the snails because it look as if he was choking. This morning he was perfectly fine but right after I put the snails in is when I noticed. Engineer Goby..The killer Discussion in ' Fish Tank Brands and Kits ' started by Yuri Kapustin , Oct 17, 2008 . With age, they become vertical bands. - So before dinner today I walk pass my tank only to notice that my engineer goby had a fairly large zebra hermit crab with the shell in his mouth banging it upside the tank. The Engineer Goby (Pholidichthys Leucotaenia) commonly referred to as Pacific Neon Goby, Worm Goby, and Convict Goby is a saltwater fish with black body and white horizontal stripe from eye to the tail. Meet Yoshi And Goby: The Fish That Love Eating Plastic. Had the complete opposite experience and would never own a engineer goby again. An engineer goby fish will be at a tiny 1 to 2.5 inches when you first bring it home. So ive had this awesome engineer goby for quite sometime and today when i was putting in some new hermits and snails that I had brought. From there, an average engineer goby can grow up to as long as a whopping 13.5 inches in length. ... you figure most fish eat other fish, bones and all. As it has been estimated that there will be more plastic than fish by 2050, some fish are taking action to save their population, like Yoshi and Goby The Fish. Engineer Goby Behaviour. by Luana Steffen August 14, 2019. Its markings change throughout its life. Engineer Goby. Most folks have only seen this fish when it’s small, when it greatly resembles the common eel catfish, Plotosus lineatus in both appearance and behavior. The Engineer goby is also commonly referred to as the Convict Goby. I noticed he wasnt doing so well. Going around on social media is the story of ‘Goby The Fish’ – a plastic eating fish found on the beach in Malpe, India. Meet Yoshi And Goby: The Fish That Love Eating Plastic. So I went and bought another engineer goby, never had any problem with anything, be it fish or inverts, going missing. They eat a carnivorous diet consisting of frozen meaty foods and may sometimes nibble on small fish and inverts. Many fish eat snails, shrimp, etc exoskeleton and all. One can never assume all fish will behave the same. This fish is an absolute delight. But, it’s not quite what it first appears to be. The Engineer Goby has been known to spawn successfully in an aquarium setting. Constant burrowing made the rockwork sketchy and a dotty back, yellow watchman and a beautiful wrasse were all killed by the engineer goby. As a juvenile, the markings are horizontal, running the length of the body. As a juvenile, the markings are horizontal, running the length of the body. Pholidichthys leucotaenia, variously called the convict or engineer goby/blenny is neither a goby or a blenny, but still a very interesting aquarium specimen. When it gets older the stripes turn vertical. With age, they become vertical bands. Environment. Engineer gobies have a fascinating all-time digging behavior. How do they process them? I learned that engineer gobys can be aggressive when they are alone. Had an engineer goby and some damsels, slowly my damsels started to disappear, no bodies, nothing. The Engineer Goby is disease resistant. Share 0. 3reef membership is free. Consistently, the colors involved are dark blue to black on white. Goby The Fish is a beach sculpture that is being used to bring awareness about the damage done by plastic materials to marine life. Engineer Goby Size. Engineer Goby Gone Wild! It is in a separate family from the gobies and blennies. Join 3reef now to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads.