Stonogobiops nematodes (Hoese & Randall, 1982)
Other Common Names:
Blackray Shrimp Goby
The body has a silver-white coloration with a yellow face and very distinct dark diagonal stripes across the body.
Indonesia and the Philippines.
Reef Tank Safe:
Diet & Feeding:
This fish should be fed a variety of foods, including Spirulina, marine algae, mysid shrimp and other high quality meaty foods. This fish can be intimidated by larger fish, especially at feeding time, so care should be taken to make sure that they get enough to eat. Feed twice per day.
Characteristics & Compatibility:
The Blackray Shrimp Goby is a terrific little fish for a passive community aquarium. When purchasing this Goby, it is best to acquire a mated pair and their symbiotic shrimp Alpheus randalli. Mated pairs of this fish will usually be found hovering near the entrance of their burrow, except at feeding time, when they become aggressive feeders. Individual fishes of this species will fight, especially males in smaller tanks.