Fish Guide

Splendid Shrimp Goby   (Amblyeleotris callopareia)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 85 ft.   Size: 3.1 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic copepods
Natural History: The Splendid Shrimp Goby is found with Alpheus shrimp in burrows on reefs with coarse sandy bottoms. The shrimp digs a burrow that the goby rests in, with head protruding, watching the area. At times, two gobies may occupy a single burrow. In case of danger, the goby recedes along with the shrimp into the burrow.
Husbandry: The Splendid Shrimp Goby is a benthic fish that peacefully coexists with most other species except gobies like itself. It may be aggressive with other bottom-dwelling gobies. This fish, along with its host shrimp, is an excellent addition to a sand-bottom reef tank.

AKA: Beautiful Cheek Prawn Goby

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