Blackfinned Shrimp Goby

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Cryptocentrus pavoninoides - Bleeker, 1849
Blackfinned Shrimp Goby

This shrimp goby species comes in two color forms. Scott W. Michael

[edit] Overview

This handsome species is a wonderful aquarium fish with two color forms. One is a yellowish orange phase with permanent bars, a few spots on the body, numerous spots on the head, and bold, orange markings on the median fins. The other is a brown to olive-drab color that displays bars when threatened or behaving aggressively, has blue spots on the body and few on the head.

Family: Gobiidae

Other common name(s):

Native range:

Maximum length: 13 cm (5 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 76 L (20 gal)

Water: Marine 24 °C (297 K, 75 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

[edit] Feeding

Meaty foods, including finely shredded frozen seafood, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations, pigment-enriched flake food, and Cyclop-eeze. Feed at least once a day or preferably twice a day.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

Even though it is large, it seems to be a minimal threat to smaller fish tankmates, even other gobies. (It may eat small ornamental shrimps.) I kept an adult individual in a large reef aquarium with other shrimp gobies. They would occasionally display at each other, but that was the extent of their aggression.

Reference: A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes
Image credit: SWM
Text credit: SWM
Facts about Blackfinned Shrimp GobyRDF feed
Common name Blackfinned Shrimp Goby  +
Family Gobiidae  +
Genus Cryptocentrus  +
Image credit SWM  +
Maximum length 5 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 20 gal  +
Native range Western Central Pacific  +, and Indonesia  +
Reference A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes  +
Specific name pavoninoides  +
Text credit SWM  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Marine  +