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      Gold Streaked Prawn Goby
      Gold Streaked Prawn Goby

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Ctenogobiops aurocingulus
      Max. size: 6.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range - 15 m
      Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines, Ryukyu Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Caroline Islands, and Marshall Islands. Reported from Indonesia, Australia, including the northwestern region, China and Taiwan.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11. Has elongate gold-centered dark markings both on the head and vertically on the lower sides of the body.
      Biology: Found on sandy lagoon bottoms
      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. 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.
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