Spotted Prawn Goby (Amblygobius guttata)
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Spotted Prawn Goby
76 Litres (20 US G.)
7.6-8.9cm (3-3.5 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22 -27 °C (71.6-80.6°F)
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- Spotted Prawn Goby, Orange Spotted Goby, Orange Spotted Shrimp Goby, Blackchest Shrimpgoby, Spotted Prawn Goby
Additional scientific names
- Pteroculiops guttatus
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful Goby that should not be housed with aggressive fish. It may pose a threat to small ornamental shrimp and does not need a alpheid shrimp in captivity.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Feed small meaty foods such as mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp and chopped cocktail shrimp.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed two to three times a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Should have a secure tank lid as this fish is a known escape artist. Substrate should be a mix of course sand and coral rubble for them to rummage through.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A bottom dwelling generally peaceful Goby that will sift through the sand and coral rubble looking for food. This Goby forms a symbiotic relationship with the nearly blind alpheid shrimp where the Goby keeps watch for predators while the shrimp digs a burrow for them to share.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Typical Goby in shape with a blunt head and large eyes set on the top of the head. The body is white-cream in base colour with many orange spots edged in brown covering the body and into the base of the fins.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )