Spottail shrimp goby


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FAMILY - Gobidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Amblyeleotris Laifasciata

COMMON NAME - Spottail or Metallic Shrimp Goby

SIZE - 5.1" (13 cm)

RANGE - Western Pacific

MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. (76 L)

FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied meaty diet of live and frozen foods for carnivores. Feed min. 2 times a day.


REEF COMPATIBILITY - May be a threat to small ornamental shrimp, excellent reef fish.

CAPTIVE CARE - May not feed for several days after introduced to the tank so give it a couple days to acclimate to the new surroundings and it should then start to feed. Can be kept with other shrimp gobies and may share a common burrow, as long as the aquarium is large enough more than one can be kept, males may quarrel without damage if the tank is too small. The fishes long spotted top fin is a target for tankmates that like to nip fins, keep in a peaceful community tank, a shrimp is not needed to be successful with this fish.

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