Red Striped Goby (Trimma cana)

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Red Striped Goby

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Red Striped Goby

Trimma cana

38 Litres (10 US G.)

2-2.5cm (0.8-1 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years



Additional names

Red Striped Goby, Candycane Pygmy Goby


A males second spine in the dorsal fin will be more elongated than the females, reaching to the caudal peduncle.

Tank compatibility[edit]

An active and peaceful little Goby which is reef-safe. Should not be kept with larger or potentially predatory fish or invertebrates due to this fish's tiny size. This fish does well in groups or pairs, but only if the group is added to the tank at the same time.


Feed small meaty foods such as mysis shrimp and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit]

Should be fed twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Provide this fish with a mature tank with plenty of hiding places in live rock.


An active and peaceful fish.


An elongate small fish which is typical Goby in shape. The body is pale cream-white with around 7-8 vertical brilliant red bands down the body. The fins are white. The large eyes have gold rims.


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