Species Name : Amblyeleotris Aurora
Care Level : Easy
Temperament : Peaceful
Color : White, Pink, Yellow
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 : 4»
Minimum Tank Size : 10 gallons
Origin : Africa, Maldives.
Aurora Goby (Amblyeleotris Aurora), the Pinkbar Goby, is a species of goby native to the reefs of the western Indian Ocean.
The Aurora Goby is a long slender fish that is white in color with bright pink bars going down the length of its body. Its caudal fin is bright yellow with flecks of orange giving it a “sunburst” look and the alternate name Sunburst Goby. This fish may be confused with several other shrimp gobies that have similar coloration, but it can be distinguished by the slanted pink bar beneath its eye.
The Aurora Goby is also commonly referred to as the Shrimp Goby due to the close relationship that can form between it and various shrimp. The goby acts as a guard for the shrimp which has poor eye sight. Both species gain protection and more from this relationship making it a true symbiotic relationship. A mated pair will also form a symbiotic relationship with a pistol shrimp if one is present. The Aurora Goby reaches a maximum size of 4 inches.
It should be housed in a 10 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble, and requires ample swimming room with a sand bottom for burrowing. It may try to jump out of the aquarium or other small opening, so a tight-fitting lid is required.
This Aurora Goby is very peaceful and can be housed with other peaceful fish. It will fight with others of its kind unless they are a mated pair. These fish are reef safe and can be kept with other invertebrates as well as coral or clams.
It feeds mostly on prey suspended in the water column, but will pick food off the substrate as well. The Pinkbar Goby diet should include mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. This fish requires feeding several times a day, especially when newly added. When the fish can find its natural food in the aquarium it requires less frequent feeding.
Small: 1-1/4" to 2»
Medium: 2" to 3"
Large: 3" to 4"
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