Magnus Prawn Goby (Amblyeleotris sungami)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Red Sea, Indian and Pacific Oceans
Size: 3.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 24+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Small invertebrates
Natural History: The magnus prawn goby is found in clear water on sand bottoms of coral reefs where it lives in burrows associated with Alphaeid shrimps. The Alpheus shrimp is nearly blind and builds a burrow that the Magnus Prawn Goby guards. If danger appears, the goby alerts the shrimp with its tail and both retreat into the burrow.
Husbandry: The Magnus Prawn Goby is a peaceful fish that is likely only to be aggressive with other prawn gobies. It is an excellent addition to a sand-bottom reef aquarium.
AKA: Magnus' Goby, Magnus' Prawn Goby
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