Species Names : Amblyeleotris Randalli
Care Level : Easy
Temperament : Peaceful
Color : Black, Orange, White
Diet : Carnivore
Reef Compatible : Yes
Water Conditions : sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size : 3½"
Origin : Indo-Pacific
Family : Gobiidae
Minimum Tank Size : 10 gallons
Randall's prawn Goby (Amblyeleotris Randalli), is a marine benthic species of goby native to tropical reefs of the central Indo-Pacific.
Amblyeleotris Randalli is a small fish which can be up to 9 centimetres (3.5 in) long. Its body is lengthened and cylindrical.The background coloration is white and banded with orange to yellow fine stripes. The first stripe goes around the front head passing through the eye. A multitude of small whitish dots are distributed on the white parts of the body. Other distinctive point, on the anterior dorsal fin when the latter is deployed, a black and white eye-spot can be seen. Eyes are round and prominent. The mouth is big and in the shape of an inverted "U". They may also form a symbiotic relationship with any pistol shrimp.
It requires an aquarium of 10 gallons or larger in size. A substrate consisting of sand, coral pieces, shells and small pieces of broken up shells is ideal for them to dig holes in. One can also arrange rocks to enable the fish to create a hole underneath, making certain they are secure and cannot fall over. They may spread sand across the corals when they eat.Gobies are known jumpers; when startled or threatened, they have been known to jump out of uncovered aquariums. Always keep the tank covered and provide plenty of hiding places for this fish to retreat to.
It is a peaceful fish, but may occasionally quarrel with conspecifics if kept together, or if the tank is too small. They are very hardy and peaceful and can be housed with other peaceful fish in a reef tank setting, but may become territorial towards other blennies, gobies or dartfish in smaller tanks.
It is possible for the Orange Stripe Prawn Goby to spawn successfully in an aquarium.These fish are difficult to visually sex.
When first added to an aquarium it may not eat for several days, but will usually acclimate and begin eating. When the fish can find its natural food in the aquarium it requires less frequent feeding. Will consume a wide range of meaty fare including Mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, finely chopped krill/prawns etc. Feed small amounts 3 times per day.
Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" or Larger
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