The yellowline goby, Elacatinus figaro, is a Brazilian endemic reef fish which is a strong candidate for the merits of captive breeding the fish we love. Several years back you could get the yellowline goby all day and all night from Brazilian fish exporters but then Brazil put the lock-down on all endemic marine fish species. Thankfully, by the time exports of Elacatinus figaro had ceased, ORA had already built up some broodstock of the yellowline goby which is relatively easy to rear. ORA has released some yellowline gobies to the trade before, but this week the yellowline goby that was once plentiful from the wild will be available to ORA customers the only way that is legal to obtain them: captive bred.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.