Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
Euryhaline; 4 cm; oviparous; omnivorous; found in large numbers (but males are territorial); benthic. Indigenous, common. Rural and urban streams, canals, drains, ponds and reservoirs.
Euryhaline; 8 cm; oviparous; carnivorous; gregarious (but males are somewhat territorial); benthic. Indigenous, common in brackish water. Canals, coastal streams, drains and mangrove creeks. A very attractive and fairly common goby, often seen in aquaria, being sold as a wholly freshwater fish. They seem to thrive better in brackish waters.
Euryhaline; 2 cm; oviparous; carnivorous; solitary or gregarious; benthic. Indigenous, common in brackish water. Brackish water drains, rural and mangrove streams.
An appropriately named but completely harmless fish which can thrive in pure fresh water. It does not seem to be common in the aquaria compared to other imported species of Brachygobius. Unlike B. xanthomelas, these imported species tend to survive better in brackish waters.
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About the guidebook
From A Guide to Common Freshwater Fishes of Singapore by Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP
@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre