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Hi Fin Red Banded Goby
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Hi Fin Red Banded Goby (Stonogobiops nematodes)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Red, 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 2"
Origin Philippines
Family Gobiidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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The Hi Fin Red Banded Goby is also referred to as the Striped Goby, or the Blackray Shrimp Goby. The body has a silver-white coloration with a yellow face and very distinct dark diagonal stripes across the body. They are a wonderful fish for a passive fish only or reef aquarium, and may form a symbiotic relationship with a pistol shrimp.

The ideal environment is an aquarium of at least 10 gallons with plenty of live rock and a sand bed. It is not aggressive towards other shrimp gobies and may even share a burrow with another species. Being territorial, it may occasionally quarrel with conspecifics if kept together, or if the tank is too small.

It is possible for the Hi Fin Red Banded Goby to spawn successfully in an aquarium.

The diet should consist of mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and chopped table shrimp. It needs to be fed at least two times per day. When first added to the aquarium it may not eat for several days, but will usually acclimate and begin eating.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 3/4" to 1 1/4" Medium 1 1/4" to 2"

Customer Testimonials

Mary B Clovis , NM
When we opened the bag, he actually poked his little fish head out the top while I was floating the bag! I no sooner thought how cute, when he jumped out of the bag into his aquarium! He settled right into the tank but surprised us all by this antic. Would of been nice to know he would jump out of the bag and say hello!
Lily R Dubuque , IA
I think that the Hi Fin Red Banded Goby is a beautiful addition to our aquarium but he does not get along with our Catalina Goby. I only see the Hi Fin when it is feeding time. He burrows himself back into the rocks/sand after feeding. We purchased another Hi Fin to hopefully get him out of the rocks but the Catalina Goby has already picked on the second one and the two Hi Fin's now burrow together away from the Catalina. We are thinking that a bigger tank is needed and that the two Hi Fin's will be added first to the tank.
Shelly B Canonsburg , PA
This goby arrived with several other fish and they were all in great condition upon arrival. I wanted a shrimp/goby pair and was reluctant to purchase them separate, but since there were no pairs available at the time from the Diver's Den, I decided to try my luck with ordering them separate in hopes that they would pair up. I placed the goby and the red banded pistol shrimp in a bucket together for acclimation, netted them and released them together in the same spot. Unfortunately, they immediately swam to opposite ends of my 180 gallon tank (of course). I am extremely pleased to say that within the hour the two had found each other. It was truly amazing. I was watching the tank when I saw the tiny little shrimp come out of his hole and start swimming out in the open to the opposite end of the tank. It was like the goby was somehow calling him to his location. Really neat to see. Shortly thereafter, the goby was standing watch while the shrimp started digging and little sandstorms kept cropping up by their little cave. I just got them yesterday and they are both settled in, eating well and so fun to watch. Thanks LiveAquaria!!!
Alethea Cambridge , NY
I've noticed that my Gobie is more active at "dawn" and "dusk" in my tank and prefers a low flow area. He only goes after food in the water column and does not feed on food floating at the top of the tank. However, a very fun and personable fish with attitude.
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