Lightbanded Shrimp Goby

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Cryptocentrus sp. - Hoese & Randall, 1982
Lightbanded Shrimp Goby

The Lightbanded Shrimp goby is a small, hardy fish. Scott W. Michael

[edit] Overview

This undescribed goby is usually sold with a large, grayish green snapping shrimp. They make an interesting couple, as the crustacean is usually larger than the goby. The goby itself is a durable little fish.

Family: Gobiidae

Other common name(s):

  • Yellownose Prawn Goby

Native range:

Habitat: This species is found in deep coastal slopes and sand flats hovering above the entrance of its burrow.

Maximum length: 7.9 cm (3 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 38 L (10 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

Because it is small, it is prone to being picked on by more aggressive members of the clan. Initially, it will be quite shy, hiding when the aquarist approaches until it is fully acclimated.

[edit] Notes

Because the shrimp partner is so large, it is capable of doing some major excavating and can cause unstable aquarium rockwork to cave in.

Reference: A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes
Image credit: SWM
Text credit: SWM
Facts about Lightbanded Shrimp GobyRDF feed
Common name Lightbanded Shrimp Goby  +, and Yellownose Prawn Goby  +
Family Gobiidae  +
Genus Cryptocentrus  +
Image credit SWM  +
Maximum length 3 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 10 gal  +
Native range Indonesia  +, New Guinea  +, Solomon Islands  +, Great Barrier Reef  +, and Southern Japan  +
Reference A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes  +
Specific name sp.  +
Text credit SWM  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Marine  +