Goldsinny Wrasse - Centrolabrus Rupestris

Common Goby

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Species Compatibility

All other Wrasse
Common Goby

Suitable DisplayShore line Tank
Reef Tank
Harbour Wall Tank


Usually Brown or orange red in colour.
Two distinct darker patches, one on the dorsal fin and one just in front of the tail fin. Can grow up to 18 cm.


Normally found in algae or seal grass all around northern Europe.
Western English Channel and western coasts.
Young can be found inshore even in rock pools and amongst man made structures.

Species fact

Feeds on bottom and around upright structures, mainly on crustaceans and molluscs. Its also known to clean parasites from other fish, and can be used in aquariums and fish farms to remove lice from other species.