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Steinitz Goby (Amblyeleotris steinitzi)
Steinitz Goby
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Steinitz Goby (Amblyeleotris steinitzi)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Tan, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 5"
Origin Indian Ocean
Family Gobiidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Tan, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 5"
Origin Indian Ocean
Family Gobiidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

The Steinitz Goby, also known as Steinitz' Prawn Goby, comes from the rubble zones of the reefs of the Indian Ocean. Like other watchman gobies, they have an elongated body with large eyes. The bodies of these gobies are white with brown vertical bands. The entire body is also spotted with small blue spots that intensify with mood. These gobies may form a symbiotic relationship with a pistol shrimp.

It should be kept in a 10-gallon or larger aquarium with a sand covered bottom to make burrows in. It prefers to have peaceful tank mates and plenty of hiding places. Small groups or pairs tend to do better in an aquarium, but need to be introduced to the tank simultaneously.

Fairly hardy, and highly disease resistant, the Steinitz Goby has been known to spawn successfully in an aquarium.

The diet should consist of a variety of fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp. It needs to be fed twice per day.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"

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