Wheeler's Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris wheeleri)

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Wheeler's Shrimp Goby

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Wheeler's Shrimp Goby

Amblyeleotris wheeleri

38 Litres (10 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years

Family

Gobiidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Wheeler's Prawn Goby, Gorgeous Goby, Wheeler's Goby

Additional scientific names

Cryptocentrus wheeleri


Origin[edit | edit source]

East Africa to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

It is not possible to visually sex this fish.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful fish which can be kept in groups or pairs, so long as they are all added to the tank at the same time. They are reef safe.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Their diet should be meaty and varied and they should readily accept foods such as mysis shrimp and brine shrimp.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best in a spacious mature tank with a deep sand bed in which to build burrows.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful and robust Goby.


Identification[edit | edit source]

Typical Goby in shape with a long body and large blunt head. The body is "candy cane" coloured, a white body with thick vertical red bands from head to tail.

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