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Wheelerigobius wirtzi Cameroon goby


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lexID:
3956 
AphiaID:
283163 
Scientific:
Wheelerigobius wirtzi 
German:
Kamerun-Grundel 
English:
Cameroon Goby 
Category:
Gobies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobiidae (Family) > Wheelerigobius (Genus) > wirtzi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Miller, 1988 
Occurrence:
East-Atlantic Ocean 
Size:
1.18" - 1.57" (3cm - 4cm) 
Temperature:
78.8 °F - 82.4 °F (26°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Mysis 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2011-12-11 21:52:49 

Husbandry

This small goby, named after Peter Wirtz, can be found in shallow waters on rock faces. The husbandry requirements of the species are probably similar to other small gobies and it would - should it ever be available to hobbyists - surely make a beautiful addition to small tanks.

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