Red Spotted Pygmy Goby

(Trimma rubromaculatus)

Trimma Gobies should be added to well established aquariums. Plenty of stable rock work, cracks, crevices and caves should be provided for hiding. Trimma Gobies are small and fit well in most reef aquariums. A diet of meaty and algae based foods should be provided twice daily. Trimma Gobies tend to be shy house with other peaceful tank mates. They prefer to live singly or in pairs as they may become aggressive to other Goby species. Provide a tight fitting aquarium as Gobies may jump.

Red Spotted Pygmy Goby are also sometimes known simply as the Red Jewel or Red Spotted Dwarf Goby. Rarely seen in the aquarium trade. Red Spotted Pygmy Gobies are an overall red to brown mottled coloration. Red Spotted Pygmy Gobies can grow to a little over 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

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  • Behavior: BehaviorSocialSocial
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