Foot Cleaner Goby
The freshwater aquarium Garra Rufa, or foot cleaner goby, or the foot doctor fish, or just the spa fish, originated in Turkey but is now bred by the thousands in China and exported to the global spa market. These little gobies eat the dead skin off feet so they are ready for a complete pedicure!
Out of the spa and in the aquarium, the garra rufa is a very good algae eater, both filamentous algae (stringy algae) and flat algae. These gobies are active and friendly with just about every species in the aquarium. The garra rufa swim in a school and we recommend the purchase of at least three to keep each other company.
- Scientific name: Garra rufa
- Origin: Turkey
- Lifespan: 6 years
- Max size: 2 1/2 inches
- Food: Flake, algae
- Shipping size: Approx. 1 inch