Discordipinna griessengeri, the spikefin goby, is an amazing diminutive reef fish which many people know about, but few have really gotten to know what makes this species (and the genus) so fascinating. Topping the scale at just about one inch for the largest honkin specimens if you account for it’s personality, the spikefin goby is one of those fish which even gets lost in medium sized nano reef tanks. To truly appreciate Discordipinna species, you really should keep them in the smallest nano or pico reef tank with no other fish tank mates.
The spikefin goby is not only cool looking, it also has an amazing behavior of fin flaring which reminds us of the dances of both the harlequin shrimp, and the twinspot goby, Signigobius biocellatus. Instead of describing the fin-flare-dance behavior, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up several videos of said display phenomenon so you can see for yourself how remarkable this display is. Many more videos of this stunning behavior after the jump.
Search More: discordipinna • Discordipinna filamentosa • discordipinna griessingeri • Discordipinna sp.1 • goby • nano • nano goby • spikefin goby