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Rainford's Goby
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Rainford's Goby
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Size: 1-2 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore
Origin: Indo- Pacific
Acclimation Time: 3+ Hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon
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The Rainford's Goby features a green and blue body with orange stripes running the entire length of the body. It should not be kept in a tank less than 20 gallon, and the aquarium should be well established with live rocks and sand, on which the fish can graze. The Rainford's Goby is best to keep only one specimen in the aquarium, unless the tank is large enough with many hiding laces. It is also possible for the Rainford's Goby to spawn successfully in captivity. It should be given a proper diet consisting of small crustaceans, such as live and frozen brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, as well as filamentous algae. Due to its petite size, it becomes a valuable addition to a small aquarium. The Rainford's Goby resides at the bottom and sifts around to nip over filamentous algae. It is basically a peaceful fish, and should be kept with peaceful tank mates of similar size as they can be picked on by larger, slightly more aggressive fish. The Rainford's Goby fish loves to graze and we recommend you to add many live rocks that encourage the growth of algae on it. Since the Rainford's Goby doesn?t bother any corals present in the tank, it is also considered reef safe. It looks comical when it takes mouthfuls of sand and sifts it through its gill rakers. The Rainford's Goby doesn?t need much attention and care and that makes it a very good choice for a beginner aquarist.
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Also known as Court Jester Goby and Old Glory.This is an amusing little fish that is a wonderful addition to the reef aquarium.It is generally a green - brown color with orange lines and distinctive black spots on the dorsal fin.In the wild this fish predominantly eats filamentous algae. It will do best in a tank that has green or red filament algae.This fish may learn to accept enriched herbivore foods such as pellet and flake.Gobies compose one of the largest family of fish in the ocean. These small fish live around reefs or on sandy flats. Many of the Gobies are known for their burrowing behavior. These fish use burrows in the sand for safety. Some of the Goby species are known to share their burrows with Pistol Shrimp; behavior that can be duplicated in the home aquarium. Most Gobies have cupped ventral fins that nearly join just below their gill plates that serve as perching mechanisms so the Goby can always be on the lookout in a resting position. The Goby is a tremendous addition to the home aquarium.
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