Randall's Goby (Amblyeleotris randalli)

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Randall's Goby

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Randall's Goby

Amblyeleotris randalli

76 Litres (20 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")

pH

8.2 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Gobiidae



Additional names

Randall's Goby, Randall's Prawn-Goby, Orange Stripe Prawn Goby, Randall's Shrimp Goby


Origin

Sexing

These fish are difficult to visually sex. There are records of this fish spawning in captivity however.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful bottom dwelling fish that forms a symbiotic relationship with pistol shrimp. They may argue with other similar Gobies and others of its own species. To keep more than one you need very a spacious tank.

Diet

They need a meaty diet of foods such as mysis shrimp, brine shrimp and similar meaty foods. Won't generally take to pellet foods.

Feeding regime

Best fed at least twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Needs a spacious mature tank with soft substrate and secure decor as this fish burrows.

Behaviour

A peaceful bottom dwelling fish that forms a relationship with a pistol shrimp to share a burrow and protect each other from predators.

Identification

A distinctive Goby, elongated in body shape which is white in base colour with several vertical orange bands down the body. The first dorsal fin is broad like a sale with a bold dark spot in the centre surrounded by smaller white spots.


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