Spotted Prawn Goby (Amblygobius guttata)

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Spotted Prawn Goby

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Spotted Prawn Goby with shrimp

Amblygobius guttata

76 Litres (20 US G.)

7.6-8.9cm (3-3.5 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22 -27 °C (71.6-80.6°F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

6-8 years



Additional names

Spotted Prawn Goby, Orange Spotted Goby, Orange Spotted Shrimp Goby, Blackchest Shrimpgoby, Spotted Prawn Goby

Additional scientific names

Pteroculiops guttatus

Tank compatibility[edit]

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.


Feed small meaty foods such as mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp and chopped cocktail shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed two to three times a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

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.


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.


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.


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