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Rainford’s Goby

posted: 05/15/12
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Rainford's Goby
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The Rainford's Goby, also referred to as the Court Jester Goby, or Old Glory, was first discovered in the Western Pacific in 1940 by Whitely. The body is green and blue with horizontal orange stripes running the entire length of the body.

It should be kept in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium that is well-established and has live rock and sand on which the fish can graze. It is best to keep only one of this species in an aquarium, unless the tank is large with an abundance of hiding places. It is rarely aggressive towards other species.

It is possible for the Rainford's Goby to spawn successfully in an aquarium.

The diet should consist of small crustaceans, such as live and frozen brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, as well as filamentous algae.

Fish Facts

Name: Rainford's Goby (Amblygobius rainfordi)

Family: Gobiidae

Range: Western, Central Pacific

Size: Up to 3 inches

Diet: Omnivore

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

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: Peaceful

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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