Red Head Goby (Elacatinus puncticulatus)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Eastern Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California
Depth: 7 to 20 ft. Size: 1.75 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic copepods
Natural History: The Red Head Goby is found on rocky reefs in association with pencil urchins (Eucidaris thouarsi). It is reported to serve as a cleaner species.
Husbandry: The Red Head Goby is a benthic fish that peacefully coexists with most other species except gobies like itself. It may be aggressive with other Red Head Gobies. Live rock should be present to provide numerous hiding places.
Reproduction: This goby species has bred in captivity.
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