Wheeler's Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris wheeleri)

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Wheeler's Shrimp Goby

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Wheeler's Shrimp Goby

Amblyeleotris wheeleri

38 Litres (10 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Wheeler's Prawn Goby, Gorgeous Goby, Wheeler's Goby

Additional scientific names

Cryptocentrus wheeleri


East Africa to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef.


It is not possible to visually sex this fish.

Tank compatibility[edit]

A generally peaceful fish which can be kept in groups or pairs, so long as they are all added to the tank at the same time. They are reef safe.


Their diet should be meaty and varied and they should readily accept foods such as mysis shrimp and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Does best in a spacious mature tank with a deep sand bed in which to build burrows.


A peaceful and robust Goby.


Typical Goby in shape with a long body and large blunt head. The body is "candy cane" coloured, a white body with thick vertical red bands from head to tail.


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