The Masked Goby is a very hardy fish, and because its small size, is a great addition to a small reef tank. It should be housed in a 10-gallon or larger aquarium. It is a cleaner species which will service tank mates and help control some diseases. Rarely will it become aggressive towards other fish, but it is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. It is common for the Masked Goby to spawn in an aquarium, laying its eggs in a crevice or empty shell. It feeds on a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. If kept in a reef tank, the Masked Goby should be fed once per day.