Hi Fin Red Banded Goby

(Stonogobiops nematodes)

Stonogobiops Gobies are also known as Shrimp Gobies and develop a symbiotic relationship with alpheid Shrimp. The Shrimp provide a home used by both the shrimp and Goby, while the Goby acts as a lookout for predators. Shrimp Gobies are hardy and make great additions to a reef aquarium. Stonogobiops Gobies should be added to aquariums with a deep sand bed for burrowing. Ample rockwork for grazing and hiding should be provided along with a diet of marine meaty foods multiple times daily. Shrimp Gobies will also scavenge through the sand for food. House with other peaceful tank mates. Gobies have been known to jump be sure to provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid.

Hi Fin Red Banded Goby are also sometimes known simply as the Blackray Shrimp or Filament Finned Shrimp Goby. Occasionally seen in the aquarium trade. Hi Fin Red Banded Gobies have an overall white body, brown body stripes, yellow forehead and black trimmed dorsal fin. Hi Fin Red Banded Gobies can grow to almost 3".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

  • Care: CareEasyEasy CareModerateModerate
  • Behavior: BehaviorSocialSocial
  • Diet: DietFlake FoodFlake Food DietLive FoodLive Food DietFrozen FoodFrozen Food
  • Habitat: HabitatReefReef HabitatSand FlatSand Flat
  • Light: LightMediumMedium