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Hi Fin Red Banded Goby

The Hi Fin Red Banded Goby or Stonogobiops nematodes is a small colorful fish. Sometimes referred to as the Striped Goby, Watchman Goby or Blackray Shrimp Goby this fish can form a strange symbiotic relationship with a Pistol Shrimp. The Pistol Shrimp will spend the day burrowing a hole in which the fish and the shrimp live together. Since the Pistol Shrimp has poor eyesight the Hi Fin Red Banded Goby stands watch for potential predators. At night, the Hi Fin Red Banded Goby will go into the burrow, and the shrimp will collapse the entrance to close it off. The next day they start the whole process over again. These two creatures have even been known to share food with each other! You can see this for yourself in the video below...

This popular saltwater aquarium Goby is normally found in western Indo-pacific. Being that this fish only grows to 2" in length, it will work well in a small tank. This fish will feed on Spirulina, marine algae, mysid shrimp and meaty foods. To purchase this fish just click the picture below...



2 comments:

green girl said...

what brand of spirulina do you use? I personally take spirulina pacifica from bioastinman but that is for human consumption. is there a different brand that you use for fish? I know that the same company produces products for animals but i am not sure on the spirulina. i would love to know!!

1Green Thumb said...

Hi There, Tetra is a brand that is trusted by most people you can check out their spirulina food here... http://aquariumsupply.blogspot.com/2009/08/spirulina-flake-food.html

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