Fish Guide

Wheeleri Goby   (Amblyeleotris wheeleri)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 16 to 131 ft.   Size: 3.5 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 25+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic copepods
Natural History: The Wheeleri goby is found in shallow sand and rubble reef areas in associated with Alpheus ochrastriatus shrimp. Two shrimp may inhabit a single burrow maintained by the shrimp. The gobies watch over burrow entrance and signal retreat when danger appears.
Husbandry: The Wheeleri is an excellent addition to a sand and rubble reef tank. It is peaceful and will likely only be aggressive with other watchman gobies.

AKA: Wheeler's Prawn Goby, Gorgeous Prawn Goby

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