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      Orange Striped Goby

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      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.
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