Hi Fin Red Banded Goby
Fish Type: Gobies
Scientific Name: Stonogobiops nematodes
Max Size: 2"
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gal
Relative Care: Medium
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The Hi Fin Red Banded Goby is also referred to as the Striped Goby, or the Blackray Shrimp Goby. The body has a silver-white coloration with a yellow face and very distinct dark diagonal stripes across the body. They are a wonderful fish for a passive fish only or reef aquarium, and may form a symbiotic relationship with a pistol shrimp.
The ideal environment is an aquarium of at least 10 gallons with plenty of live rock and a sand bed. It is not aggressive towards other shrimp gobies and may even share a burrow with another species. Being territorial, it may occasionally quarrel with conspecifics if kept together, or if the tank is too small.
It is possible for the Hi Fin Red Banded Goby to spawn successfully in an aquarium.
The diet should consist of mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and chopped table shrimp. It needs to be fed at least two times per day. When first added to the aquarium it may not eat for several days, but will usually acclimate and begin eating.