Yasha Goby (Stonogobiops Yasha)


Yasha gobies are a group of small, colorful marine fish that belong to the genus Stonogobiops. They are popular among aquarium enthusiasts due to their vibrant colors and interesting behavior. Yasha gobies are usually around 2-3 inches long and have a slender body with a pointed snout. They are known for their striking colors, and elongated dorsal fin and may also have a beautiful iridescent sheen.

Natural Ecology:

Yasha gobies are typically found in shallow, tropical reefs and inhabit a variety of habitats, including coral reefs, rubble fields, and sandy areas near coral heads.

Indigenous To:

Yasha gobies are typically found in the Indo-Pacific region, from the Red Sea to French Polynesia.


Yasha gobies have a symbiotic relationship with pistol shrimp, and will often share a burrow with them that is fascinating to observe. The shrimp will excavate the burrow and keep it clean, while the goby will act as a lookout, alerting the shrimp to any potential danger while providing protection from predators.


Yasha gobies are generally peaceful fish and can be kept with a variety of other small, non-aggressive species. They are best suited for a community reef tank with other peaceful fish and invertebrates. It is important to note that Yasha gobies are relatively small and can be intimidated by larger or more aggressive tank mates. Additionally, they may be outcompeted for food by faster-swimming fish. Therefore, it is important to provide plenty of hiding places and to ensure that each fish is receiving adequate nutrition. Some species of gobies can be territorial, so it is important to introduce new fish to the tank carefully to prevent aggression as they will defend their burrows from other gobies and fish that may try to encroach on their space.


All Proaquatix specimens have been raised on nutrient dense, nutritionally complete sinking pellets. In the wild, Yasha gobies primarily feed on small crustaceans, zooplankton, and other small organisms.
Their diet can be augmented with frozen or live Brine and mysis shrimp, chopped fish or shrimp and small pieces of clam or mussel. It is recommended to feed your Yasha goby small meals throughout the day, rather than one large meal, as this more closely mimics their natural feeding habits.