Reef Frontiers en-us http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:02:23 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 7.0 60 Mandarin Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=1104&title=mandarin-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=1104&amp;title=mandarin-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="mandarin_500x300.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/mandarin_500x300.jpg" alt="mandarin_500x300.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: skrimplover<br /><br />Description: Our goby in our 125g.<br /><br />2 comments skrimplover Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:37:56 +0000 Yasha Hase Shrimp Goby - Stonogobiops yasha http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=825&title=yasha-hase-shrimp-gobystonogobiops-yasha&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=825&amp;title=yasha-hase-shrimp-gobystonogobiops-yasha&amp;cat=509"><img title="100_2683.JPG" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/100_2683.JPG" alt="100_2683.JPG" /></a><br /><br />by: The Apprentice<br /><br />Description: Reef Compatibility: Reef safe. Maximum Size: The Yasha Hase Shrimp Goby grows up to 2 inches maximum. Minimum Tank Size: The Yasha Hase Shrimp Goby prefers a tank of at least 20 gallons with plenty of places to hide &amp; swim. Diet: The Yasha Hase Shrimp Goby is an omnivore and likes to feed on marine algae, mysid shrimp, and other fresh or frozen seafoods. Level of care: The Yasha Hase Shrimp Goby is a low maintenance fish. Compatibility Notes: Generally peaceful towards other tank mates. Range: The Yasha Hase Shrimp Goby is commonly collected from the Western Pacific. General Notes: The Yasha Hase Shrimp Goby is an interesting burrowing species that may make a nice addition to a reef type set up. Would be very nice to house with it's comsensual shrimp the Randall's snapping shrimp Alpheus randalli, as they will cohabitate in the same burrow in the substrate. The Apprentice Tue, 07 Jun 2005 09:00:51 +0000 Orange spot Sleeper Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=813&title=orange-spot-sleeper-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=813&amp;title=orange-spot-sleeper-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="217Orange_Spot_sleeper_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/217Orange_Spot_sleeper_goby.jpg" alt="217Orange_Spot_sleeper_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: BlennyBabe<br /><br />Description: Valenciennea puellaris<br /><br />2 comments BlennyBabe Sat, 22 Jan 2005 23:51:59 +0000 Blue Barred Ribbon Gobie http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=804&title=blue-barred-ribbon-gobie&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=804&amp;title=blue-barred-ribbon-gobie&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Oxcya_u1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Oxcya_u1.jpg" alt="41Oxcya_u1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Oxymetopon cyanoctenosum Common Names: Bluebarred Ribbon Goby, Razor Goby Max. size: 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia and Philippines. Biology: Found on deep mud slopes. Lives in pairs in burrows Aquarium Care: This species is a recluse that is best housed in a tank with other docile species. If kept in a tank with more aggressive tankmates, it will hide continouously and starve. The Blue-barred Ribbon Goby requires ample swimming space and good hiding spots, such as a flat rock on live sand with a hollow underneath. It is easily startled by movements of human observers. Place tank in a low traffic area, move slowly when fish is out and do not turn off all lights suddenly. Will spend more time in the open if the tank has dim lighting. Keep tank covered, as this species is prone to jumping. Live brine may be needed to induce a feeding response. Try to get the fish to accept finely chopped or shaved froesh or frozen seafoods, frozen preparations for carnivores, and mysis. A refugium may be beneficial. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Mon, 17 Jan 2005 15:08:08 +0000 Blacktail Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=718&title=blacktail-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=718&amp;title=blacktail-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Ptereleotris_heteroptera.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Ptereleotris_heteroptera.jpg" alt="41Ptereleotris_heteroptera.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Ptereleotris heteroptera Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 46 m Ditribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line, Marquesan, and Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island; Mariana, Caroline, and Marshall Islands in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-33; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 27-30; Vertebrae: 26. Light blue to pale bluish gray; upper edge of operculum with a longitudinal iridescent blue band divided into 2 sections. Caudal fin yellowish, some with an orangish streak passing anteriorly from spot; 1st dorsal fin not as high as the 2nd; 2nd dorsal and anal fins not elevated anteriorly; pelvic fins not long; base of pectoral fin usually with a blue-edged salmon-pink spot. Biology: Occurs in lagoons or bays, in passes, or on outer reef slopes; over hard substrate as well as patches of rubble or sand, usually at the base of the reef. Adults are usually in pairs and share burrow which is often under a piece of rubble or slab of coral rock. Adults feed on current-borne zooplankton as high as 3 m above the burrow; tend to remain together while feeding, separated by not more than 1-2 m. Juveniles occur in large groups, as many as 500. Aquairum Care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, with one or two feedings per day and a well-covered aquarium. Should have some caves to hide in mojoreef Sat, 01 Jan 2005 18:04:06 +0000 Yellow Cave Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=279&title=yellow-cave-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=279&amp;title=yellow-cave-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Yellow_cave_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Yellow_cave_goby.jpg" alt="41Yellow_cave_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Trimma taylori Max. size: 2.0 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 25 - 48 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Chagos and Hawaiian islands; probably occurring in Guam. Recently collected from the Red Sea. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9-10. Males have longer dorsal spines and yellow spotting on the fins. Biology: Occurs in caves of drop-offs at depths of about 25 to at least 50 m; form loose schools near the roofs or sides of caves and disappears into holes or crevices when approached. Often seen with other species of Trimma and feeds on harpacticoid copepods. Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:45:36 +0000 Flame Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=280&title=flame-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=280&amp;title=flame-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Flame_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Flame_goby.jpg" alt="41Flame_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Trimma macrophthalma Max. size: 2.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: south to Sodwana Bay, South Africa. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Very similar to T. okinawae but lacks predorsal scales. Body with ctenoid scales except ventral midline and pectoral base with cycloid scales. Transverse scales 7-8. Mouth slightly oblique upwards. Second spine longest in 1st dorsal; rays of 2nd dorsal nearly equal; anal fin similar to 2nd dorsal; pectoral reaches to vertical of anus; pelvic fins without frenum but connected to basal membrane. Biology: Bottom-dweller of seaward reefs Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:45:36 +0000 Orange Reef-Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=276&title=orange-reef-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=276&amp;title=orange-reef-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Orange_reef-goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Orange_reef-goby.jpg" alt="41Orange_reef-goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Priolepis nuchifasciata Max. size: 4.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine Distribution: Western Pacific: Queensland to central New South Wales, Australia. Biology: Found in rocky estuary reefs, in small caves, usually down in pairs mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:44:58 +0000 Dracula Shrimp-Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=277&title=dracula-shrimp-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=277&amp;title=dracula-shrimp-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Dracula_shrimp-goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Dracula_shrimp-goby.jpg" alt="41Dracula_shrimp-goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Stonogobiops dracula Max. size: 7.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 15 - 37 m Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles, Maldives. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 26. Eyes and mouth large. Head yellow anteriorly and dorsally, white posteriorly; broad, diagonal bar from ventroposterior part of head to nape; 5 head pores. White interspaces on body bisected by orange-red line. First dark bar of body continued into the first, round dorsal fin; 2nd dorsal, anal and caudal fins pale whitish. Pectoral fins pointed. No scales on thorax and pectoral base. Angle of jaws 35 degrees. Palatines with tooth-like processes. Longitudinal scale series 84-94, transverse 26-32. Naked median predorsal region. Biology: Inhabits open sand and rubble zones adjacent to reefs. Occurs in pairs and hovers above the burrow entrance. Lives symbiotically with Alpheus randalli Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of benthic invertebrate. Lives in association with Alpheus randalli. Little else is know about this species as its not often seen in the trade mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:44:58 +0000 Leopard-spotted Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=278&title=leopard-spotted-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=278&amp;title=leopard-spotted-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Leopard-spotted_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Leopard-spotted_goby.jpg" alt="41Leopard-spotted_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Thorogobius ephippiatus Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 9 years Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 6 - 40 m Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Skagerrak to Madeira, including the Salvage Islands and Canary Islands. Also in the Mediterranean. Biology: Cryptobenthic, found inshore, in or near crevices in vertical rock faces, rarely in deep lower tide-pools, to a depth of 40 m, usually between 6 to 12 m. Feeds on crustaceans (copepods, amphipods, decapods), polychaetes, gastropods, algae. Spawns up to 12,000 eggs mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:44:58 +0000 Flagfin Prawn Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=273&title=flagfin-prawn-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=273&amp;title=flagfin-prawn-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Mamys_u1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Mamys_u1.jpg" alt="41Mamys_u1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Mahidolia mystacina Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range 5 - 20 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique and eastward to the Society Islands; north to southern Japan (?), south to northern Australia and Samoa; Guam and Pohnpei (?) in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9. Head with blue or brown spots; body with 5-6 dark irregular crossbars. Males have elongate first dorsal fin and elongate jaws. Biology: Occurs in silty coastal bays. Enters estuaries and freshwater tidal zone habitats. Found on muddy bottom at the base of the reef at Toguan Bay, Guam. Uses the burrow of a mottled brown alpheid prawn with two or more short white saddles or spots. Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton and small crustaceans. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth, as they like to live in burrows. Sometimes found living with alpheid shrimp. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed in aquariums with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes. Rarely seen in the trade. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:44:57 +0000 Spinecheek Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=274&title=spinecheek-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=274&amp;title=spinecheek-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Spinecheek_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Spinecheek_goby.jpg" alt="41Spinecheek_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Oplopomus oplopomus Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 30 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10. Males with more intense blue spots on the head and more colorful markings on fins than females; subadults lack the blue and yellow spotting but have more black spots. Biology: Inhabits silty bottoms of inner lagoons and bays Aquarium Care: Prefer a water temperature between 72 to 81°F (22 - 27°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:44:57 +0000 Blackfin Coral Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=275&title=blackfin-coral-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=275&amp;title=blackfin-coral-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Palac_u2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Palac_u2.jpg" alt="41Palac_u2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Paragobiodon lacunicolus Max. size: 3.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range - 20 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Seychelles and Chagos Islands to Line and Tuamoto Islands; north to Ryukyu and Bonin Islands; south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Body tan, sometimes with an orange head, and blackish vertical fins. Midline of belly naked. SL to 24 mm. Biology: Lives exclusively among the branches of the coral Pocillopora damicornis, sometimes as deep as 20 m. Aquarium care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of small benthic invertebrate and plankton. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes<br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:44:57 +0000 Twin-spotted Shrimp-Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=270&title=twin-spotted-shrimp-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=270&amp;title=twin-spotted-shrimp-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Twin-spotted_shrimp-goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Twin-spotted_shrimp-goby.jpg" alt="41Twin-spotted_shrimp-goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Vanderhorstia ambanoro Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Samoa; north to Yaeyama Islands; Mariana and Marshall islands in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 13. Pale color and series of black spots, male with blue stripes along margin of ventral fin. Biology: Found on sand or mud bottoms. Lives with grey or brown Alpheus spp. Aquairum Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton and small crustaceans. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed in aquariums with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:44:56 +0000 Decorated Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=271&title=decorated-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=271&amp;title=decorated-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Decorated_goby1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Decorated_goby1.jpg" alt="41Decorated_goby1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Istigobius decoratus Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to Samoa, north to Taiwan, south to Lord Howe Island. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9-11; Vertebrae: 26. Color highly variable. Segmented and non branching caudal rays 3 (rarely 2), branching 14 (rarely 15). Predorsal cycloid scales 7-10, trunk ctenoid. Few with no black spots on nape. Isthmus narrow, scaled forward to vertical at posterior part of preoperculum. 2 diagonal, dusky lines on operculum; an inverted U-shaped spot prominent at the distal end of upper jaw. Pectoral fin with small dusky spots; 2 longitudinal lines on pectoral base spreading onto it fin rays. Sexual dimorphism exhibited in anal, pelvic and 2nd dorsal fin. Biology: A common species that inhabits areas of coralline sand of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Found singly. Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of benthic invertebrate. They are a sand sifter, picking up large mouthfuls of sand and expelling it through the gill covers, sifting out anything edible. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth and not housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes. Small sinking enriched shrimp meal pellets are an excellent way of keeping them well fed. Little else is know about this species as its not often seen in the trade. One per tank. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:44:56 +0000 Filament-finned Prawn-Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=269&title=filament-finned-prawn-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=269&amp;title=filament-finned-prawn-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Filament-finned_prawn-goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Filament-finned_prawn-goby.jpg" alt="41Filament-finned_prawn-goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Stonogobiops nematodes Max. size: 5.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles, the Philippines, and Bali, Indonesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11; Vertebrae: 26. Bright yellow from top of head to chin including most of iris; 2nd dorsal fin and caudal fin translucent yellow, both with diffuse light blue submarginal band and 4-5 rows of elliptical dark-edged blue spots; anal and pointed pectoral fins with yellowish rays. Naked thorax and pectoral base. Head pores absent. Dark head band ending on lower margin of preoperculum. Median predorsal region naked. Eye and mouth large. Angle of jaws 25 degrees. Longitudinal scale series 84, transverse 21. 1st 2 elongated spines and its membrane black. Biology: Occurs in pairs and live symbiotically with Alpheus randalli. The pair hover above the burrow's entrance on dark sandy bottoms. Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 75°F (22 - 24°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton. Lives in association with Alpheus randalli. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. These fishes are burrow dwellers, and will normally seek protection under low overhanging rocks or actually burrow underneath rock to form a secure home. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth and not housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:44:55 +0000 Rippled Coral Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=267&title=rippled-coral-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=267&amp;title=rippled-coral-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Goriv_u1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Goriv_u1.jpg" alt="41Goriv_u1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Gobiodon rivulatus Max. size: 5.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; freshwater; brackish; marine Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Face red with vertical blue lines; uniformly dark brown to light brown or bright green with a longitudinal thin red stripe; red stripe at the base of dorsal fins. Biology: Marine species usually living on coral reefs but also recorded from pools, freshwater streams or lagoon mouths. Found on tabletop Acropora corals mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:59 +0000 Yellow Clown Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=265&title=yellow-clown-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=265&amp;title=yellow-clown-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Okinawa_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Okinawa_goby.jpg" alt="41Okinawa_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Gobiodon okinawae Max. size: 3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Western Pacific: north to southern Japan, south to Rowley Shoals and the southern Great Barrier Reef. Palau and Marshall Islands in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9. Uniformly lemon yellow except for a pale area on the cheek. Biology: Lives among staghorn Acropora corals in lagoons and hovers among or above the branches and also rests on them. Occurs in aggregations of 5-15 individuals Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 68 - 77°F (20 - 25°C) and natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes. In a reef tank with sps corals, feeding can be reduced to once every other day. Extremely popular, yet their normal life span is extremely short compared to other marine fishes, usually about one to two years. Captive bred specimens available. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:58 +0000 Five-lined Coral Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=266&title=five-lined-coral-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=266&amp;title=five-lined-coral-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Goqui_u4.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Goqui_u4.jpg" alt="41Goqui_u4.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Gobiodon quinquestrigatus Max. size: 3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Philippines to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia (including Rowley Shoals, Western Australia) and Tonga. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Uniformly brown, reddish-brown, gray or black with about 5 thin light bars on a reddish head. Biology: Found in groups among branches of Acropora coral Aqurium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of small benthic invertebrate and plankton<br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:58 +0000 Citron Clown Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=263&title=citron-clown-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=263&amp;title=citron-clown-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Gocit_u2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Gocit_u2.jpg" alt="41Gocit_u2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Gobiodon citrinus Max. size: 6.6 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique and east to Samoa; north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef; also in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 Biology: Associated with colonies of broadly branched corals (Acropora spp.). Produces toxic mucus. Has been reared in captivity Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and natural diet consists mainly of benthic invertebrate. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes. In a reef tank with sps corals, feeding can be reduced to once every other day. May nip coral polyps. One of the more popular species as it's bolder and more visible than other family members. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:05 +0000 Green Clown Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=264&title=green-clown-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=264&amp;title=green-clown-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Broad-barred_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Broad-barred_goby.jpg" alt="41Broad-barred_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Gobiodon histrio Max. size: 3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Western Pacific: extends westward to the Red Sea and eastward to Samoa. Biology: Found among branches of Acropora corals. Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes. In a reef tank with sps corals, feeding can be reduced to once every other day. May nip coral polyps. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:05 +0000 Y-Bar Shrimp goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=260&title=y-bar-shrimp-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=260&amp;title=y-bar-shrimp-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Y-bar_shrimp_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Y-bar_shrimp_goby.jpg" alt="41Y-bar_shrimp_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Cryptocentrus fasciatus Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 20 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Melanesia and the Great Barrier Reef. Morphology: Mostly black with fine pale spotting or white saddles over top of head and back; sometimes yellow. Biology: Found on sand near patch reefs, usually in 5 m but to at least 15 m. Found in burrows with alpheid shrimps. Two individuals sometimes share a burrow, and these may be one of each color Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of small benthic invertebrate. In the wild it lives in association with alpheid shrimps. Hovers above a bottom burrow. Requires a meaty diet such as enriched brine shrimp, mysis, and/or finely chopped fish/shrimp flesh, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:04 +0000 Yellow Prawn-Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=261&title=yellow-prawn-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=261&amp;title=yellow-prawn-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Yellow_prawn-goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Yellow_prawn-goby.jpg" alt="41Yellow_prawn-goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Cryptocentrus cinctus Max. size: 7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 15 m Distribution: Western Pacific: Yaeyama Islands, Japan to Singapore and the southern Great Barrier Reef; Palau and Truk in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9. Predorsal scales absent. Occurs in two color phases, one yellow and the other with whitish ground color; both forms with 4-5 dusky bars (although faint in yellow fish) and fine pale blue or white spotting on head and anterodorsal part of body and fins. A dark brown streak above maxilla. Biology: Inhabits sandy areas of shallow lagoons and protected coastal bays. Lives in a burrow with alpheid shrimps Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and natural diet consists mainly of benthic invertebrate. In the wild it lives in association with alpheid shrimps. Requires a meaty diet such as enriched brine shrimp, mysis, and/or finely chopped fish/shrimp flesh, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes. Provide a sandy substrate with lots of coral rubble. Could jump out of the tank! One per aquarium, and a good sand shifter. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:04 +0000 Goldspot Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=262&title=goldspot-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=262&amp;title=goldspot-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Goldspot_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Goldspot_goby.jpg" alt="41Goldspot_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Gnatholepis thompsoni Max. size: 8.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); 5.7 cm TL (female) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m Distribution: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and the Bahamas to northern South America. Eastern Atlantic: Ascension and St. Helena; Sao Tome Island. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10-11. With two indistinct brownish orange stripes, the first running from behind eye to above pectoral base; second stripe beginning at front of opercle and running to pectoral base; a vertical brownish orange line at top of iris and running ventrally from eye. Biology: Inhabits open sand, rock, and rubble areas. Often occurs with the bridled goby, Coryphopterus glaucofraenum. Feeds on organisms and organic material by taking sand into its mouth and expelling it through the gill openings, filtering out its food in the process mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:04 +0000 Ornate Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=256&title=ornate-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=256&amp;title=ornate-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Isorn_u8.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Isorn_u8.jpg" alt="41Isorn_u8.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Istigobius ornatus Max. size: 11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 2 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to northern Mozambique and east to Fiji, north to southern Taiwan, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9-11; Vertebrae: 26. Upper 3-4 pectoral fin rays free. Body color pale gray; operculum with 5 small blue spots interspersed with brownish red spots; 5 vertical rows of white spots on pectoral fins; anterior tip of first dorsal fin bright yellow. 4th spine of 1st dorsal fin longest. Predorsal scales cycloid, trunk ctenoid. Mouth with overhanging snout, lips greatly thickened. Cheeks and operculae without scales. Female pelvic and anal fins not as darkly pigmented as in male. Biology: A common species that inhabits mangroves and silty, rocky areas; occasionally found in rubble reef areas. Only single individuals were observed; many individuals found scattered over a small area. Found primarily in lower estuaries, usually in mangroves. This is the species of the genus that is found farthest inland. Feeds on small invertebrates Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of benthic invertebrate. They are a sand sifter, picking up large mouthfuls of sand and expelling it through the gill covers, sifting out anything edible. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth and not housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes. Small sinking enriched shrimp meal pellets are an excellent way of keeping them well fed. Not often seen in the trade. One per tank. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:03 +0000 Starry Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=257&title=starry-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=257&amp;title=starry-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Assem_u7.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Assem_u7.jpg" alt="41Assem_u7.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Asterropteryx semipunctata Max. size: 4.0 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Hawaiian, Line, and Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa; Mariana, Kapingamarangi, and Marshall Islands in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Body tan to black in color with light spots; midside with small elongate dark spots; short vertical bars or saddles above. Biology: Found on algal-coated reef rock and rubble of inner flats and turbid lagoons. Takes refuge in burrows or holes in the reef Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:03 +0000 Steinitz' Prawn Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=258&title=steinitz-27-prawn-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=258&amp;title=steinitz-27-prawn-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Amste_u1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Amste_u1.jpg" alt="41Amste_u1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amblyeleotris steinitzi Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 43 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Samoa, north to the Yaeyama Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 12. Differs from A. wheeleri by having dull brown bars and more lateral scale rows. Biology: Inhabits sandy areas of outer lagoon and seaward reefs. Lives with a pale brown or marbled brown and white alpheid shrimp Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of small benthic invertebrate and plankton. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes. Small sinking enriched shrimp meal pellets are an excellent way of keeping them well fed. This bottom dwelling animal should have a course substrate (2 - 4 mm) and some rubble to move around as desired mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:03 +0000 Tropical Sand Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=259&title=tropical-sand-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=259&amp;title=tropical-sand-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Tropical_sand_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Tropical_sand_goby.jpg" alt="41Tropical_sand_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Favonigobius reichei Max. size: 8.3 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Philippines, north to Japan, south to northern Australia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Body with small spots; sides with 4-5 groups of black spots, last spot on caudal peduncle often paired without a vertical bar at caudal base; median fins spotted; paired fins pale. Large males with dusky 1st dorsal, anal and pelvic fins. Biology: Found over sandy and muddy bottoms, often in weedy areas of intertidal zone; also in mangroves, estuaries, lagoons and rivers mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:03 +0000 Whip Coral Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=255&title=whip-coral-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=255&amp;title=whip-coral-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Whip_coral_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Whip_coral_goby.jpg" alt="41Whip_coral_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Bryaninops yongei Max. size: 2.8 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 45 m Climate: tropical; 22 - 26°C Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Hawaiian and Rapa islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the northern Great Barrier Reef. Also known from outer shelf off Miyakojima, East China Sea. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7-10 Biology: Lives exclusively on Cirripathes anguina found along current-swept drop-offs or backreefs. Occurs in pairs, occasionally with juveniles or a smaller female. Photo Courtesy of ©Robert A. Patzner <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:34:02 +0000 Sphinx Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=253&title=sphinx-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=253&amp;title=sphinx-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Amsph_u6.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Amsph_u6.jpg" alt="41Amsph_u6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amblygobius sphynx Max. size: 18.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; brackish; marine Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea south to Maputo Bay, Mozambique, eastward to Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 13-15. 5-7 wide dark bars on body; black spot at base of caudal fin. Biology: Occurs on sandy or sparse seagrass substrata of protected reefs. Hovers just above the bottom and takes refuge in a burrow. Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of small benthic invertebrate and plankton. Hovers above a bottom burrow. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth and not housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes. Small sinking enriched shrimp meal pellets are an excellent way of keeping them well fed mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:29:01 +0000 Spikefin Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=254&title=spikefin-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=254&amp;title=spikefin-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Digri_u1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Digri_u1.jpg" alt="41Digri_u1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Discordipinna griessingeri Max. size: 2.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 27 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Marquesan Islands; reported from the Gambier Islands. Biology: Occurs in areas with live coral, rubble, and sand. Secretive and not associated with burrows or prawns mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:29:01 +0000 Red Banded Prawn Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=250&title=red-banded-prawn-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=250&amp;title=red-banded-prawn-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Red-banded_prawn-goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Red-banded_prawn-goby.jpg" alt="41Red-banded_prawn-goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amblyeleotris fasciata Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 4 - 20 m Distribution: Western Pacific: Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean to Samoa, north to Mariana and Marshall Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef. Reported from the Ryukyu Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-14; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10-12. Differs from A. wheeleri by having narrower red bands and lacking red markings on the second dorsal fin. Biology: Moderately common in patches of coarse carbonate or volcanic sand of outer lagoon and seaward reefs. Occurs in pairs and burrow with a yellow species of prawn. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:29:00 +0000 Spotted Fringefin Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=251&title=spotted-fringefin-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=251&amp;title=spotted-fringefin-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Spotted_fringefin_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Spotted_fringefin_goby.jpg" alt="41Spotted_fringefin_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Eviota albolineata Max. size: 2.9 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range - 3 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Taiwan, south to Lord Howe Island and the Tubuai Islands. Throughout Micronesia. Northwest Pacific: Okinawa Island, Japan. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. Back with small black spots; 7 subcutaneous dark spots from anal base to caudal base; first 1 or 2 dorsal spines filamentous in males. Body compressed, slender. Eye oval, situated high and anteriorly. Biology: Occurs in shallow lagoon and channel reefs at depths usually less than 3 m. Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:29:00 +0000 Sebree's Pygmy Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=252&title=sebree-27s-pygmy-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=252&amp;title=sebree-27s-pygmy-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Sebree_s_pygmy_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Sebree_s_pygmy_goby.jpg" alt="41Sebree_s_pygmy_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Eviota sebreei Max. size: 2.0 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 33 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Samoa, south to the northern Great Barrier Reef; including the eastern Caroline Islands in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. SL to 20 mm; females greater than or equal 12 mm gravid. Biology: Often seen resting on live coral of lagoon reefs at depths of 1 to over 6 m mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:29:00 +0000 Pink Speckled Shrimp Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=247&title=pink-speckled-shrimp-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=247&amp;title=pink-speckled-shrimp-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Pink-speckled_shrimpgoby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Pink-speckled_shrimpgoby.jpg" alt="41Pink-speckled_shrimpgoby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Cryptocentrus leptocephalus Max. size: 10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Western Pacific: Malaysia and Indonesia to New Caledonia, north to the Ryukyu Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10-11 Biology: Found on silty bottoms of coastal reefs and inner reef flats Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of small benthic invertebrate. In the wild it lives in association with alpheid shrimps mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:28:59 +0000 Prasites Pygmy Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=248&title=prasites-pygmy-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=248&amp;title=prasites-pygmy-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Prasites_pygmy_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Prasites_pygmy_goby.jpg" alt="41Prasites_pygmy_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Eviota prasites Max. size: 2.1 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 16 m Distribution: Western Pacific: Moluccas to Samoa, south to Scott Reef and New Caledonia; Yap in Micronesia. Also Japan. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 6-7 Biology: Inhabits rubble of lagoon reefs Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:28:59 +0000 Randall's Prawn Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=249&title=randall-27s-prawn-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=249&amp;title=randall-27s-prawn-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Amran_u6.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Amran_u6.jpg" alt="41Amran_u6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Priolepis randalli Max. size: 5.1 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 15 - 56 m Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aqaba, southern Oman, and Jana Island, Persian Gulf. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. Caudal fin rounded, shorter than head. Biology: Found on coral reefs. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:28:59 +0000 Pinkbar Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=245&title=pinkbar-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=245&amp;title=pinkbar-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Pinkbar_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Pinkbar_goby.jpg" alt="41Pinkbar_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amblyeleotris aurora Max. size: 11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 35 m Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Maldives southward to northern Natal, South Africa. Reported from the Andaman Sea. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 14. 3 pinkish bars on body; caudal fin with 3-9 red spots. Biology: Lives with the alphaeid shrimp, Alpheus randalli, in burrows on coral reefs, with coarse sandy bottoms Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of small benthic invertebrate and plankton. Lives in burrows with the alphaeid shrimp &quot;Alpheus randalli.&quot; Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, with one or two feedings per day. They not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes. Small sinking enriched shrimp meal pellets are an excellent way of keeping them well fed. This bottom dwelling animal should have a course substrate (2 - 4 mm) and some rubble to move around as desired mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:25:59 +0000 Redeye Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=246&title=redeye-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=246&amp;title=redeye-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Redeye_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Redeye_goby.jpg" alt="41Redeye_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Bryaninops natans Max. size: 2.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 7 - 27 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Cook Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the northern Great Barrier Reef; Guam and Kapingamarangi in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 5-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8-9 Biology: Hovers in groups above branches of certain Acropora corals in shallow lagoon reefs. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:25:59 +0000 Pallid Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=242&title=pallid-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=242&amp;title=pallid-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Pallid_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Pallid_goby.jpg" alt="41Pallid_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Coryphopterus eidolon Max. size: 6.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 30 m Distribution: Western Atlantic: southern Florida in USA and Bahamas to Lesser Antilles. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Translucent gray with a narrow yellow stripe, faintly edged with dusky pigment, extending posteriorly from eye, and small yellow or dusky yellow spots or short bands on snout, cheek and anteriorly on body; a row of small faint yellow spots dorsally on body. Biology: Inhabits reef areas deeper than 6 m. Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 79°F (22 - 27°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of small benthic invertebrate and plankton. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth and not housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes. Rarely seen in the trade mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:25:58 +0000 Peppermint Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=243&title=peppermint-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=243&amp;title=peppermint-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Peppermint_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Peppermint_goby.jpg" alt="41Peppermint_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Coryphopterus lipernes Max. size: 3.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 13 m Distribution: Western Atlantic: Florida Keys, USA to Central America. Also Bahamas, Caribbean, including Antilles. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9. Translucent yellowish gray with iridescent blue markings on snout and upper part of eye; alternating yellow and narrow blue lines extending posteriorly from eye onto anterior body. Biology: Lives in coral heads in fairly deep water. Usually solitary, but sometimes swims close to reef in small groups Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 79°F (22 - 27°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of plankton. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth and not housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes. Not often seen in the trade. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:25:58 +0000 Short Stripe Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=244&title=short-stripe-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=244&amp;title=short-stripe-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Shortstripe_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Shortstripe_goby.jpg" alt="41Shortstripe_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Elacatinus chancei Max. size: 5.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 10 - 30 m Distribution: Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas and the Antilles to northern Venezuela. Does not occur in central America. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 Biology: Occurs inside tube sponges. Aquarium Care: Prefer a water temperature between 71 to 82°F (21 - 28°C), yet can withstand water temperature into mid 60's and into the high 80's. Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:25:58 +0000 Orange Striped Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=239&title=orange-striped-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=239&amp;title=orange-striped-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Orange-striped_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Orange-striped_goby.jpg" alt="41Orange-striped_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amblygobius decussatus Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; brackish; marine Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines to New Caledonia, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 14 Biology: Inhabits muddy bottoms of inshore bays and lagoons from about 3 to at least 20 m and uses a vertical, tube-like burrow of an unidentified invertebrate for refuge. Feeds by sifting mouthfuls of sand to capture small invertebrates and organic matter Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of small benthic invertebrate. They feed by taking mouthfuls of sand and sifting out benthic invertebrates and organic matter. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth and not housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes. Small sinking enriched shrimp meal pellets are an excellent way of keeping them well fed. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:25:57 +0000 Ostrich Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=240&title=ostrich-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=240&amp;title=ostrich-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Ostrich_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Ostrich_goby.jpg" alt="41Ostrich_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Callogobius maculipinnis Max. size: 6.8 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range - 7 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Bazaruto and eastward to Samoa; north to the Philippines, Guam and the Marshall Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7. Transverse papillae form black rows on cheek. Biology: Occurs among corals. Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:25:57 +0000 Pacific Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=241&title=pacific-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=241&amp;title=pacific-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Pacific_goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Pacific_goby.jpg" alt="41Pacific_goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Callogobius sclateri Max. size: 5.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 35 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland; Mariana, Kapingamarangi (?), and Marshall Islands in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7. Dark bar from eye to upper lip, vertical bar under eye, broad dark band from eye to opercle; vertical bar under first dorsal fin; caudal fin with wavy dark stripes. Biology: Found in crevices and caves Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:25:57 +0000 Periophthalma Prawn-Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=237&title=periophthalma-prawn-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=237&amp;title=periophthalma-prawn-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Periophthalma_prawn-goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Periophthalma_prawn-goby.jpg" alt="41Periophthalma_prawn-goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amblyeleotris periophthalma Max. size: 9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 20 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to Samoa; Ifaluk and Kapingamarangi in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 12 Biology: Found in sandy areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Inhabits burrows with alpheid shrimps Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of small benthic invertebrate and plankton. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, with one or two feedings per day. They not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes. Small sinking enriched shrimp meal pellets are an excellent way of keeping them well fed. This bottom dwelling animal should have a course substrate (2 - 4 mm) and some rubble to move around as desired mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:25:56 +0000 Spotted Prawn-Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=238&title=spotted-prawn-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=238&amp;title=spotted-prawn-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Spotted_prawn-goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Spotted_prawn-goby.jpg" alt="41Spotted_prawn-goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amblyeleotris guttata Max. size: 9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Scott Reef and Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 12 Biology: Found in patches or expanses of coarse carbonate sand on outer lagoon and seaward reefs Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and natural diet consists mainly of benthic invertebrate. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes. Small sinking enriched shrimp meal pellets are an excellent way of keeping them well fed. Forms a symbiotic partnerships with nearly blind alpheid shrimps, yet does not need a shrimp partner to survive. This bottom dwelling animal should have a course substrate (2 - 4 mm) and some rubble to move around as desired. Non-aggressive to other species, however, one to a tank or a mated pair. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:25:56 +0000 Ninebar Prawn Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=234&title=ninebar-prawn-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=234&amp;title=ninebar-prawn-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Ninebar_prawn-goby.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Ninebar_prawn-goby.jpg" alt="41Ninebar_prawn-goby.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Cryptocentrus cryptocentrus Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Persian Gulf southward to East Africa and islands in the Indian Ocean. Specimens from southern Africa may be confused with Cryptocentrus lutheri Klausewiz 1960. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9. Head with numerous blue spots. Biology: Occurs in shallow sandy expanses in or near seagrasses. Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and natural diet consists mainly of benthic invertebrate. In the wild it lives in association with alpheid shrimps. Requires a meaty diet such as enriched brine shrimp, mysis, and/or finely chopped fish/shrimp flesh, with one or two feedings per day. They should not be housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or aggressive angelfishes. Provide a sandy substrate with lots of coral rubble. Could jump out of the tank! One per aquarium, and a good sand shifter. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:18:47 +0000 Nocturn Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=235&title=nocturn-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=235&amp;title=nocturn-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Amnoc_u5.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Amnoc_u5.jpg" alt="41Amnoc_u5.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amblygobius nocturnus Max. size: 7.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 30 m Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Maldives; Red Sea and Persian Gulf. Pacific Ocean: Philippines to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to Rowley Shoals, southern Great Barrier Reef and Rapa; Guam and Kapingamarangi in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 14. Differs from A. decussatus by having 2 somewhat broader longitudinal red bands (sometimes dark edged) as well as red bands basally on the soft dorsal and anal fins, and lacking scattered red spots on the body. Biology: Common in areas with fine sand to muddy bottoms at the bases of inner lagoon and coastal reefs. Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of small benthic invertebrate. They feed by taking mouthfuls of sand and sifting out benthic invertebrates and organic matter. Requires a meaty diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and other various frozen carnivore foods, with one or two feedings per day. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth and not housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes. Small sinking enriched shrimp meal pellets are an excellent way of keeping them well fed. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:18:47 +0000 Old Glory Goby http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=236&title=old-glory-goby&cat=509 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=236&amp;title=old-glory-goby&amp;cat=509"><img title="41Old_glory.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/509/thumbs/41Old_glory.jpg" alt="41Old_glory.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Amblygobius rainfordi Max. size: 6.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Philippines south to Rowley Shoals and the southern Great Barrier Reef; Palau to the eastern Caroline and Marshall islands in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11 Biology: Inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms of turbid coastal reefs. Does not appear to use a burrow and seen in areas with coral growth Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 86°F (22 - 30°C) and natural diet consists of microalgae, including the filamentous variety, and meaty foodstuffs. Requires a varied diet, i.e., enriched brine shrimp, mysis, finely chopped fish or shrimp flesh, and some algae/small amounts of Spirulina flake, with one or two feedings per day. They should be housed in aquariums with a sandbed of at least two inches in depth and not housed with aggressive fishes such as groupers, dottybacks, triggerfishes or angelfishes. Small sinking enriched shrimp meal pellets are an excellent way of keeping them well fed. May jump out of the tank if harassed by tankmates. <br /><br />4 comments mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 20:18:47 +0000