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Pinkspotted Shrimp Goby

posted: 05/15/12
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Pinkspotted Shrimp Goby
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The Pinkspotted Shrimp Goby is also known as the Pink and Blue Spotted, Singapore Shrimp, Leptocephalus Prawn, or Watchman Spotted Goby. The head and body are yellow to tan with pink spots surrounded by smaller blue spots.

It requires a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble, ample swimming room, and a sand bottom for burrowing. It rarely becomes aggressive towards other fish, but it is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. It may try to jump out of the aquarium or other small openings, therefore, a tight-fitting lid is required.

The Pinkspotted Shrimp Goby diet should include a variety of mysid shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. It should be fed at least twice per day.

Fish Facts

Name: Pinkspotted Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus leptocephalus)

Family: Gobiidae

Range: Western Pacific

Size: Up to 6 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants, sand

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: Medium

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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