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Scientific Name:Amblygobius phalaena

Common Names:Banded Sleeper Goby, Brownbarred Goby, Bullet Goby

Solitary or in pairs. Adults inhabit coastal reefs and lagoons on sand and rubble margins of algal reefs and sometimes near seagrass beds. Feed by sifting mouthfuls of sand and expelling it through the gills, to capture small invertebrates, organic matter, and large quantities of algae. Monogamous. Spawning is synchronous with semilunar periods. Eggs are deposited in burrows which are tended by the male parent. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Sumatra
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Banded Sleeper Goby feeds on vitamin-enriched brine shrimp (live or frozen), mysis shrimp, Nori and prepared foods for herbivores 3 times daily. Offer tiny crustaceans as well as filamentous algae.

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Scientific Name:Gobiodon albofasciatus

Common Names:Black & White Clown Goby, Whitelined Coral Goby

Live among live coral branches (e.g. Pocillopora and Stylophora). Also found in inshore channels in Acropora thickets.

Origin: Australia, Palau, Ryukyu Islands, Western Pacific
Max Size: 1 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Black & White Clown Goby is a small Goby and will pick the Cyclopeeze as well as other small foods out of the mix. Meaty foods such as baby brine shrimp should be offered.

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Scientific Name:Trichonotus setiger

Common Names:Blue Spot Sand Diver, Filamented Sand Eel Diver, Spotted Sand Diver

Found in steep sand slopes in large aggregations. Hovers above clean sandy bottoms; darts into the sand when disturbed. Usually slightly silty habitat. Usually seen resting on substrate, leaving substrate to grab prey from zooplankton floating over, or when displaying.

Origin: Indo Pacific 
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore, Zooplankton

The Blue Spot Sand Diver Goby diet should include small meaty foods for example brine shrimp. In order to motivate the feeding response in an aquarium, it is essential to buy live brine.

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Scientific Name:Gobiosoma oceanops

Common Names:Blue Stripe Neon Goby, Neon Blue Goby, Neon Goby

Inhabits coral heads. Removes ectoparasites on skin and fins, in the mouth and in the gill chambers of greater fish like groupers and others. Monogamous. Minimum depth reported from. Has been reared in captivity.

Origin: Caribbean, Western Atlantic 
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Blue Stripe Neon Goby is carnivores and gladly accept everything in an aquarium. Their diet should include a variety of meaty foods such as mysis shrimp, raw table shrimp and flake, pellet and frozen food preparations for carnivores 1 time a day.

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Scientific Name:Cryptocentrus pavoninoides

Common Names:Bluespotted Watchman Goby, Blackfinned Shrimp Goby

Occurs in small spread out colonies. Also found in lagoon and outer reef slopes in 1-15 m.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Solomon Islands
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Bluespotted Watchman Goby will accept mostly on prey suspended in the water column. Offer mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and table shrimp 3 times a day.

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Scientific Name:Gobiodon quinquestrigatus

Common Names:Brown Clown Goby, Five Lined Coral Goby

Found in groups among branches of Acropora coral; a coral-commensal species. Feeds on small invertebrates and zooplanktons. Monogamous. The male takes care of eggs deposited on a coral branch. Has the ability to change sex in both directions to favor reproductive success.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Brown Clown Goby must contain brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp and frozen food preparations for carnivores.

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Scientific Name:Amblygobius semicinctus

Common Names:Bullet Goby, Dragon Goby

Inhabits protected, silty lagoons and estuaries. Occurs in pairs, over its burrow beneath rock or rubble; usually hovers a short distance above the bottom. Monogamous. Gut contents of a 6.5 cm SL specimen contains mainly fine, unbranched, filamentous algae and harpacticoid copepods, also polychaetes, tanaids, decapod shrimps, amphipods, and nematodes (may have been parasitic).

Origin: Indian Ocean 
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Bullet Goby must contain brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp and frozen food preparations for carnivores.

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Scientific Name:Lythrypnus dalli

Common Names:Catalina Goby, Bluebanded Goby

Found usually in open rocky areas but retreats to crevices or holes or hides among spines of sea urchins when threatened. Territorial. Sits on exposed rock surfaces near a hole or crevice. Feeds mainly on small crustaceans. Oviparous. Males guard the eggs which are found attached to the walls of brood chamber. Female deposits oblong eggs in empty shells; male guards them. Often found with Lythrypnus zebra.

Origin: Central America 
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

In captivity, it is an easy fish to feed. Accept almost all small and meaty prepared or frozen food. Once start eating, it will accept sinking pellets or flake foods. Feed a varied diet of frozen mysis shrimp, CYCLOP-EEZE®, and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Fusibobius sp.

Common Names:Cave Transparent Goby, Bridled Goby

Lives on patches of fine sand near coral rock or rubble of lagoon reefs.

Origin: Fiji, Maldives
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Cave Transparent Goby requires a varied diet of brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. A reef aquarium which is housed with live branching corals need be fed 1 time daily. An aquarium which is housed without substrate should be fed several feeding daily.

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Scientific Name:Priolepis nocturna

Common Names:Circus Goby, Black Barred Circus Goby, Full Moon Reef Goby

Inhabits coral reef crevices in 8-30 m.

Origin: Eastern Asia, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 1.5 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

An easy fish to feed and the Circus Goby like to eat a varied diet of most marine foods as well as prepared foods such as vitamin enriched mysis shrimp or brine shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Gobiodon citrinus

Common Names:Clown Goby, Citrinis, Citron or Citrin Goby

Associated with colonies of broadly branched corals (Acropora spp.); a coral-commensal species. Produces toxic mucus.Has been reared in captivity. Solitary or in pairs. Feeds on small invertebrates and zooplanktons.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Clown Goby, Citrinis should include a varied diet of brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores.

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Scientific Name:Gobiodon citrinus

Common Names:Clown Goby, Citrinis, Citron or Citrin Goby

Associated with colonies of broadly branched corals (Acropora spp.); a coral-commensal species. Produces toxic mucus.Has been reared in captivity. Solitary or in pairs. Feeds on small invertebrates and zooplanktons.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Clown Goby, Citrinis should include a varied diet of brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores.

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Scientific Name:Istigobius decoratus

Common Names:Decorated Goby,

A common species that inhabits areas of coralline sand of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Found singly. Minimum depth from.

Origin:
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 20 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Feed the Decorated Goby a varied diet of live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores and needs to be fed frequently.

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Scientific Name:Amblyeleotris diagonalis

Common Names:Diagonal Bar Prawn Goby, Diagonal Shrimp Goby

Lives with symbiont alpheid shrimps which prepare and maintain burrows in sand or sand and rubble areas. Found in coastal to outer reef sand slopes.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Maldives
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 15 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Diagonal Bar Prawn Goby feeds on fresh or frozen chopped seafood and brine and mysis shrimp and should be fed daily.

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Scientific Name:Valenciennea puellaris

Common Names:Diamond Watchman Goby, Maiden Goby, Orange Dashed, Goby, Orange Spotted Diamond, Orangespotted Sleeper Goby, Pretty Prawn Goby, Sleeper Goby

Inhabits sandy areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Occurs in pairs and use burrows as refuge. Monogamous. The burrow is shallow, only a few cm, and made under large pieces of rubble. May be found on dark volcanic sand such as those in the Philippines, Indonesia, and the northern Mariana Is.

Origin: Coral Sea, Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Diamond Watchman Goby is carnivores and will sieve the sand through their gills looking for worms and small crustaceans. Should be offered live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores and fed frequently.

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Scientific Name:Stonogobiops dracula

Common Names:Dracula Goby,

Inhabits open sand and rubble zones adjacent to reefs. Occurs in pairs and hovers above the burrow entrance. Lives symbiotically with Alpheus randalli.

Origin: Fiji, Indian Ocean, Maldives, Sri Lanka  
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 15 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Dracula Goby needs a varied diet of mysis shrimp and other frozen meaty foods, and suitable phytoplankton and flake foods. All gobies do best when fed multiple small meals throughout the day.

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Scientific Name:Pholidichthys leucotaenia

Common Names:Engineer Goby, Convict Goby

Inhabits shallow lagoon and coastal reefs. Forms schools that are often found under ledges or around coral heads. Swim in tight formation to look like a single large body. Juveniles resemble the venomous striped catfish Plotosus lineatus. Adults live secretively in reefs and have a barred or spotted color pattern.

Origin: Indonesia
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 55 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Feed the Engineer Goby a varied diet of fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp 2 times daily.

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Scientific Name:Discordipinna griessingeri

Common Names:Flaming Prawn Goby, Griessingei Goby, Spikefin Goby

Occurs in areas with live coral, rubble, and sand. Benthic. Secretive and not associated with burrows or prawns. Minimum depth reported from.

Origin: Cebu, Indo-Pacific, Red Sea 
Max Size: 1 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Flaming Prawn Goby do best with a diet rich in frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp, or flake food. It needs to be fed twice per day.

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Scientific Name:Eviota pellucida

Common Names:Gold Neon Eviota Goby,

Collected from 3m to at least 12 m depth. Reported to be associated with the mushroom Heliofungia actiniformis.

Origin: Cebu
Max Size: 1 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Usually the Gold Neon Eviota Goby feeds on a varied diet of fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp 2 times daily.

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Scientific Name:Valenciennea strigata

Common Names:Golden Head Sleeper Goby, Blueband Goby, Bluestreak Goby, Yellowheaded Goby, Pennant Glider Goby

Common in clear outer lagoon and seaward reefs, over hard bottoms as well as over sand and rubble. Typical along reef-crests in depths of 1-6 m, but has also been collected from depths of 24 m. Usually seen in pairs, hovering near their burrow. Monogamous. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates, fishes, and fish eggs by sifting mouthfuls of sand.

Origin: Africa, Coral Sea, Fiji, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific, Solomon Islands
Max Size: 7 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Golden Head Sleeper Goby requires a varied diet of and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores, and must be fed frequently.

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Scientific Name:Amblygobius hectori

Common Names:Hector's Goby, Hector's Hover Goby

Inhabits sheltered bays and inner reefs on fine rubble shaded by large living corals. Occurs solitarily, hovering a short distance above sandy bottoms of reef bases. Stomach contents of one specimen comprise of filamentous algae, harpacticoid copepods, ostracods, amphipods, and nematodes.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Red Sea 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

An easy fish to feed and the Hector's Goby feeds on large amounts of algae, worms and prepared foods such as vitamin enriched mysis shrimp and brine shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Astrabe sp.

Common Names:Jaguar Goby,

pecimens found under stones of 5 to 30 in diameter.

Origin: Japan
Max Size: 1.5 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Feed the Jaguar Goby a varied diet of live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms and prepared foods for carnivores 2 times daily.

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Scientific Name:Coryphopterus personatus

Common Names:Masked Goby,

Occurs in schools near large coral columns and heads. Has been reared in captivity. Hovers above bottom in caves and shaded areas in reefs.

Origin: Caribbean 
Max Size: 1.5 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Masked Goby is carnivores and requires a varied diet of brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. Just make sure that the food is small enough to fit into its mouth and feed several times throughout the day.

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Scientific Name:Amblyeleotris steinitzi

Common Names:Orange Banded Prawn Goby, Steinitz' Prawn Goby

Inhabits sandy areas of outer lagoon and seaward reefs, with a pale brown or marbled brown and white alpheid shrimp. Also found in estuaries and usually at moderate depth of about 20 meters on deeper slopes.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Red Sea 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 20 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Orange Banded Prawn Goby feeds on large amounts of algae, worms and prepared foods such as vitamin enriched mysis shrimp and brine shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Amblyeleotris guttata

Common Names:Orange Spot Shrimp Goby, Orange Spotted Goby, Orange Spotted Shrimp Goby, Spotted Prawn Goby

Found in patches or expanses of coarse carbonate sand on outer lagoon and seaward reefs. Inhabits coastal to outer reef sand slopes to 25 meters depth.

Origin: Indonesia, Solomon Islands 
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 15 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Orange Spot Shrimp Goby consume small bits of meaty foods 2 times daily. This diet should contain krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Especially prefers to eat fresh or frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp and table shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Amblygobius decussatus

Common Names:Orange Striped Goby, Orangemarked Goby

Inhabits muddy bottoms of inshore bays and lagoons from about 3 to at least 20 m and uses a vertical, tube-like burrow of an unidentified invertebrate for refuge. Occurs in coastal and inner reefs on sand and rubble flats to about 20 meters depth. Feeds by sifting mouthfuls of sand to capture small invertebrates and organic matter.

Origin: Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Western Pacific 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 20 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Orange Striped Goby feeds on a varied diet of small crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp (live or frozen), mysis shrimp, prepared foods for herbivores and pellet food.

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Scientific Name:Paragobiodon lacunicolus

Common Names:Panda Goby, Blackfin Coral Coby, Panda Clown Goby

Lives exclusively among the branches of the coral Pocillopora damicornis, sometimes as deep as 20 m.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 1 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Its diet should include a variety of small, meaty foods such as brine shrimp, minced frozen mysis shrimp, and other frozen food preparations for carnivores.

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Scientific Name:Cryptocentrus leptocephalus

Common Names:Pink Spotted Watchman Goby, Leptocephalus Shrimp Goby, Pink & Blue Spotted Goby, Pink Speckled Shrimp Goby, Singapore Shrimp Goby

Found on silty bottoms of coastal reefs and inner reef flats. Inhabits coastal waters, including mangroves, large tidal pools or inner reef lagoons, on sand and rubble substrates. Also found in sheltered sand and mud bottoms to 10 m.

Origin: Cebu, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Western Pacific 
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Pink Spotted Watchman Goby will accept a diet rich in mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores 2 times a day.

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Scientific Name:Cryptocentrus aurora

Common Names:Pinkbar Goby, Beautiful Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby

Lives with the alphaeid shrimp, Alpheus randalli, in burrows on coral reefs, with coarse sandy bottoms. Occurs in clear coastal to outer reefs on sand and rubble flats in depths of 20-35 meters.

Origin: Africa, Indonesia, Maldives 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 20 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Pinkbar Goby diet should include small bits of marine flesh like raw table shrimp 3 times daily. It also prefers to eat a diet rich in mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores.

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Scientific Name:Valenciennea helsdingeni

Common Names:Railway Sleeper Goby, Twostripe Sleeper Goby

A relatively rare species occurring singly but usually in pairs over silty flat sand patches, or rubble substrates; a mound-building species. Usually found on outer reefs at the bottom of coral or rocky drop-offs, rarely in lagoons. Feeds on small burrowing animals by sifting mouthfuls of sand. Monogamous. Eggs hatched 2 days after spawning in aquaria; 35 days after, the larvae reached 5.25 mm.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Diet rich in frozen brine and mysis shrimp, bloodworms and prepared foods for carnivores should be given. It also feeds off the bottom as it sifts through the sand.

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Scientific Name:Amblygobius rainfordi

Common Names:Rainford's Goby, Court Jester Goby, Old Glory Goby

Inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms of turbid coastal reefs to depths pf 20m. Solitary or in small groups. Does not appear to use a burrow and seen in areas with coral growth.

Origin: Coral Sea, Fiji, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Rainford's Goby diets mainly contain small meaty foods. This diet should include krill, enriched brine shrimp, finely chopped squid, and mysis shrimp. It gladly consumes filamentous algae, small crustaceans, such as live and frozen brine shrimp or mysis shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Amblyeleotris randalli

Common Names:Randall's Goby, Orange Stripe Prawn Goby, Randall's Shrimp Goby

Occurs on patches of carbonate sand of clear water reefs. Usually in rubble caves Lives with an olivaceus prawn with short white transverse marks.

Origin: Indonesia
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: 20 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Randall's Goby will mostly accept meaty foods 2 times daily. This diet includes frozen mysis shrimp, raw table shrimp and other commercially prepared frozen foods, pellet and flake.

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Scientific Name:Trimma cana

Common Names:Red Striped Goby, Candycane Pygmy Goby, Red-Stripe Trimma Goby

Solitary or in small groups on surface of hard corals. Inhabits steep outer reef slopes in 12-35 m.

Origin: Cebu, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 1 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Red Striped Goby should consist of fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp 2 times daily.

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Scientific Name:Gobiosoma evelynae

Common Names:Sharknose Goby, Cleaner Goby, Shovelnose Goby

Inhabits coral reefs with clear waters, preferably in oceanic, insular areas. In pairs near coral heads. Monogamous. A cleaner. Minimum depth reported from. Has been reared in captivity. Feeds on ectoparasites of fishes.

Origin:
Max Size: 1.5 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Sharknose Goby should consist of fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp 2 times daily.

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Scientific Name:Signigobius biocellatus

Common Names:Signal Goby, Crabeye Goby, Twin Spot Goby, Two Spot Goby

Adults occur in sandy to silty bottoms of lagoons and coastal bays near coral, rubble or leaf litter shelter. Solitary or in pairs that share sandy burrows. Feed on small interstitial invertebrates by sifting mouthfuls of sand. Monogamous.

Origin: Coral Sea, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific, Vanuatu
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 15 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Signal Goby feeds on live or vitamin-enriched frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores. It also feeds off the bottom sifting through the sand for food.

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Scientific Name:Valenciennea randalli

Common Names:Sleeper Green Banded Goby,

nhabits coastal estuaries and muddy slopes adjacent to algal reef to about 30 meters depth. Solitary. Found in mud or fine silty sand bottoms, usually in the vicinity of its burrow.

Origin: Indonesia
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Sleeper Green Banded Goby should consist of frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms as well as prepared foods for carnivores and needs to be fed frequently.

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Scientific Name:Valenciennea longipinnis

Common Names:Striped Sleeper Goby, Long Finned Goby

Occurs in areas of fine sand and shallow lagoon reefs at depths less than 3 m, rarely at depths greater than 6 m. Adults usually in pairs, constructing burrows under rubble. Monogamous. Feeds on small invertebrates (e.g. copepods, amphipods, ostracods, nematodes, and foraminiferans) by sifting mouthfuls of sand.

Origin: Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Striped Sleeper Goby feeds on frozen brine and mysis shrimp, bloodworms, and prepared foods for carnivores and feed frequently. It also feeds off the bottom as it sifts through the sand.

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Scientific Name:Ctenogobiops tangaroai

Common Names:Tangaroa Goby, Tangaroa Prawn Goby

Occurs in patches of fine sand on seaward reefs and uses alpheid shrimp burrows for refuge. Found in clear coastal and inner reefs on rubble flats and slopes in 6-20 meters depth range.

Origin: Indonesia
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Tangaroa Goby should contain mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and chopped table shrimp and feed daily.

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Scientific Name:Valenciennea wardii

Common Names:Tiger Wardi Goby, Tiger Sleeper Goby, Ward's Sleeper Goby, Ward's Tiger Goby

Found in sandy areas of shallow lagoon reefs. Inhabits coastal bays and inner reefs, usually on deep silty slopes from about 15 meters down. Occurs in pairs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Sri Lanka 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Tiger Wardi Goby feeds on frozen brine and mysis shrimp, bloodworms, and prepared foods for carnivores and feed frequently. It also feeds off the bottom as it sifts through the sand.

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Scientific Name:Tomiyamichthys oni 

Common Names:Tomiyama Shrimp Goby, Monster Shrimp Goby

Inhabits protected sand slopes. Lives in clear coastal and inner reefs on rubble flats and slopes. Found in burrows together with Alpheus bellulus. Depth range 10-30.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Japan 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Its diet should include meaty foods. Offer prepared foods like vitamin enriched mysis shrimp and brine shrimp on a regular basis.

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Scientific Name:Amblyeleotris wheeleri

Common Names:Wheeler's Watchman Goby, Bumblebee Goby, Gorgeous Goby, Wheeler's Prawn Goby, Wheeler's Shrimp Goby

Apparently the most common shallow-water species of the genus found in coral reef areas, but may occur at depths greater than 30 m. Usually found in rubble areas near or within coral reefs and in symbiotic association with alpheid shrimps, most often with Alpheus ochrostriatus. Found in coastal sand slopes and deep lagoons, shallow to 40 meters depth range.

Origin: Indo-pacific, Indonesia
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 15 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Wheeler's Watchman Goby prefers to eat a diet rich in fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp and mysis shrimp at least 2 times daily.

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Scientific Name:Valenciennea sexguttata

Common Names:White Sleeper Goby, Blue Dot Goby, Ghost Sleeper Goby, Ladder Glider Goby, Sixspot Sleeper Goby

Inhabits silty or sandy areas of lagoons and bays. Usually in pairs and lives in a burrow under rocks. Commonly seen in aggregations over large areas in lagoons of atolls. Monogamous.

Origin: Indonesia, Maldives, Solomon Islands 
Max Size: 5.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The White Sleeper Goby likes a diet rich in live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores and fed frequently. Also feeds off the bottom as it sifts through the sand eating mouthfuls of substrate as well as the food that lives within the sand.

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Scientific Name:Stonogobiops yasha

Common Names:Yasha Hase Shrimp Goby, Clown Shrimp Goby, Yasha Haze Goby, Yasha White Ray Shrimp Goby

Occurs in the outer reef slopes; often found in pairs, hovering a few centimeters above the sandy bottom at the entrance to its burrow. Symbiotic with the red-and-white barred shrimp, Alpheus randalli.

Origin: Indonesia, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 2.5 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Yasha Hase Shrimp Goby usually accept meaty foods for example raw table shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, pellet and flake 2 times daily. It also likes to eat vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and table shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Gobiodon okinawae

Common Names:Yellow Clown Goby, Okinawa Goby

Lives among staghorn Acropora corals in lagoons and hovers among or above the branches and also rests on them; a coral-commensal species. Occurs in aggregations of 5-15 individuals.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Western Pacific 
Max Size: 1.5 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Yellow Clown Goby willingly consume small bits of meaty foods. This diet should include brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores.

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Scientific Name:Priolepis aureoviridis

Common Names:Yellow Priolepis Goby, Golden Green Goby, Yellow Green Goby

Secretive species found in shallow seaward reefs. Benthic.

Origin: Eastern Asia
Max Size: 2.5 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

An easy fish to feed and diet should include marine foods. Offer prepared foods like vitamin enriched mysis shrimp and brine shrimp on a regular basis.

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Scientific Name:Stonogobiops nematodes

Common Names:Yellow Rose Goby, Blackray Shrimp Goby, Filament Finned Prawn Goby, Hi Fin Goby, Hi Fin Red Banded Goby, Striped Goby, Yellow Rose Goby

Occurs in pairs and live symbiotically with Alpheus randalli. The pair hover above the burrow's entrance on dark sandy bottoms. Inhabits deep coastal slopes and sand flats, usually in depth over 10 meters. Also found in sand-rubble bottoms.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia
Max Size: 2.5 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Yellow Rose Goby will mostly accept a diet of meaty treats of seafood consisting small pieces of raw table shrimp, clam, squid and other readily available foods and feed 2 times daily.

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Scientific Name:Diademichthys lineatus

Common Names:Yellow Stripe Clingfish, Urchin Clingfish

Lives in close association with long-spined sea urchins or branching corals of sheltered reefs. Juvenile fish eat pedicellariae and sphaeridia of the host Diadema and commensal copepods; adult fish eat burrowing bivalves in corals as well as tube feet of their host and eggs of a commercial shrimp.

Origin: Solomon Islands 
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Yellow Stripe Clingfish is a carnivorous fish and needs meaty foods such as finely chopped fresh or frozen marine fish, squid, mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and frozen carnivore preparations to keep healthy and thrive.

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Scientific Name:Elacatinus horsti

Common Names:Gold Line Goby - Captive-Bred,

Always lives in association with tube sponges or massive sponges. Difficult to approach.

Origin: Captive-Bred - USA
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 10 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Gold Line Goby Captive-Bred requires a varied diet of live and frozen brine and mysis shrimp, a quality flake and pellet food, and frozen food preparations for carnivores.

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Scientific Name:Cryptocentrus cinctus

Common Names:Yellow Watchman Goby, Yellow Prawn Goby, Yellow Shrimp Goby

Inhabits sandy areas of shallow lagoons and protected coastal bays. Lives in a burrow with alpheid shrimps. Found in clear coastal sand slopes and lagoons, usually in depth of 10-25 meters.

Origin: Eastern Asia, Maldives, South Asia, Sri Lanka, Western Pacific 
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Meaty foods like raw table shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, pellet and flake should be offered 2 times a day. Happily consume commercially prepared frozen foods for carnivores.

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Scientific Name:Lythrypnus zebra

Common Names:Zebra Goby, Multi-Banded Goby, Zebra Catalina Goby

Found in rocky areas, often in caves and crevices. Occurs from intertidal to 97 m depth. Often collected for home aquarium. Oviparous. Males guard the eggs which are found attached to roof of shelter.

Origin: Central America, Mexico
Max Size: 2.25 "
Recommended Tank: 24 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

At the first starting of feeding live vitamin enriched brine shrimp need to be fed. Especially consume meaty foods 2 times daily. These diets should include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel.

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