Yasha Shrimp Goby

(Stonogobiops yasha)

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.

Yasha Shrimp Goby are also sometimes known simply as the Red Stripped Goby. Commonly seen in the aquarium trade. Yasha Shrimp Gobies have an overall white body, red stripes and a very long white first ray on the front of its dorsal fin. Yasha Shrimp Gobies can grow to almost 2".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 10 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: CareModerateModerate CareEasyEasy
  • Behavior: BehaviorSocialSocial
  • Diet: DietFlake FoodFlake Food DietFrozen FoodFrozen Food DietLive FoodLive Food
  • Habitat: HabitatReefReef HabitatSand FlatSand Flat
  • Light: LightMediumMedium