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      Ninebar Prawn Goby
      Ninebar Prawn Goby

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      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.
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