Randall’s Shrimp Goby

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Amblyeleotris randalli - Hoese & Steene, 1978
Randall’s Shrimp Goby

This attractive goby has a large dorsal fin that's a target for fin-nippers. Scott W. Michael

[edit] Overview

This spectacular goby is a great reef tank fish. It can be kept with other shrimp gobies (they may even share a burrow with a heterospecific).

Family: Gobiidae

Other common name(s):

  • Randall's Prawn Goby

Native range:

Habitat: This shrimp goby is usually found in rubble caves in clear coastal to outer reefs.

Maximum length: 8.9 cm (4 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; twice daily is preferable.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

They can be kept with members of their own kind, but individuals will occasionally quarrel. Combative individuals will approach each other with all their fins spread, their mouths open and their gills flared. If aggression escalates, they will bite each other’s fins, especially the dorsal.

The large dorsal fin is occasionally a target for species that like to nip fins or remove parasites.

[edit] Notes

Sometimes this species will not eat for several days after it is introduced to its new home, but it rarely refuses food for long.

Reference: A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes
Image credit: SWM
Text credit: SWM
Facts about Randall’s Shrimp GobyRDF feed
Common name Randall’s Shrimp Goby  +, and Randall's Prawn Goby  +
Family Gobiidae  +
Genus Amblyeleotris  +
Image credit SWM  +
Maximum length 4 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 10 gal  +
Native range Western Pacific  +, Moluccas Islands  +, Solomon Islands  +, Ryukyu Islands  +, Great Barrier Reef  +, and Palau  +
Reference A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes  +
Specific name randalli  +
Text credit SWM  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Marine  +