Randall's Goby (Amblyeleotris randalli)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 82 to 164 ft. Size: 4.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 24+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Small invertebrates
Natural History: Randall's Goby is normally found in clear water on sandy reef bottoms where it is associated with Alphaeid shrimp. The shrimp builds the burrow and the goby keeps careful watch at the entrance of the burrow. If danger appears, a flick of the tail communicates to the shrimp that it must retreat.
Husbandry: Randall's Goby may be aggressive only with other Randall's Gobies in the aquarium. If more than one is present, provide numerous burrows to avoid aggression. It is a great addition to a reef aquarium.
AKA: Orangestripe Prawn Goby, Randall's Prawn Goby
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