Orangespotted shrimp goby

Species information for the Orangespotted shrimp goby, in the Gobies category.

  1. FAMILY - Gobidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Amblyeleotris Guttata

    COMMON NAME - Orangespotted Shrimp Goby

    SIZE - 3.5" (9 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, live or frozen mysid shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, finely chopped table shrimp, frozen preparations for carnivores, feed min. 2 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - A threat to small ornamental shrimp, otherwise, an excellent reef fish.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Forms symbiotic partnerships with nearly blind alpheid shrimps. Well suited to aquarium life and not aggressive, except towards other males and possibly females, keep only one per tank or a proven pair, can keep more than one in a tank if big enough and with lots of hiding places, a fine sand bed and loose coral rubble is needed, may jump out of an open top tank, the shrimp digs the burrow and the goby shares the site, a shrimp is not required for success with this fish.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 17, 2014
    jhnrb, Mar 13, 2009