Hi Fin Red Banded Goby (Stonogobiops nematodes)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 15 to 82 ft. Size: 2.25 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The Hi Fin Red Banded Goby is found in mated pairs, usually living with Alpheus randalli at a burrow entrance. The shrimp builds the burrow. It frequents reef slopes and sand flats in rocky and coral rich areas. It acclimates best to an aquarium when an alpheid shrimp is present to pair with. It is often seen in pairs at burrows.
Husbandry: The Hi Fin Red Banded Goby is generally peaceful except with other Hi Fin Red Banded Gobies. It should be kept with other peaceful fish, since it may not get enough to eat in an aggressive-fish community tank.
AKA: Yellow Rose Goby, Blackray Shrimp Goby
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