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Randall’s Shrimp Goby

posted: 05/15/12
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Randall's Shrimp Goby
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The Randall's Shrimp Goby, also known as Orange Stripe Prawn Goby, was first discovered in the Western Pacific in 1978 by Hoese and Steene. The body is white with orange stripes, with one orange stripe over the eyes and around its entire head. The male may be identified by the fan-like dorsal fin that bears a dramatic eyespot.

It requires an aquarium of 30 gallons or larger in size. It may occasionally quarrel with conspecifics if kept together, or if the tank is too small. When first added to an aquarium it may not eat for several days, but will usually acclimate and begin eating. It is not aggressive towards other shrimp gobies and may even share a burrow with another species.

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

The diet should consist of a variety of mysid shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and chopped table shrimp. It needs to be fed at least twice per day.

Fish Facts

Name: Randall's Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris randalli)

Family: Gobiidae

Range: Western Pacific, Indonesia

Size: Up to 4 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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