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Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 2"
Color Form: Black, Red, White
The Flaming Prawn Goby is also known as the Spikefin Goby. Its white body is complemented by an orange-red “flame” that starts at the top of its pronounced dorsal fin and ends as it merges onto the lower portion of the tail. The head is adorned with maroon spots. Its top and back fins are red with black spots outlined in white.
If present, this fish will gladly share its sand bed burrow with a Pistol Shrimp. The Flaming Prawn Goby pairs particularly well with the red and white striped Randalls's Pistol Shrimp. They need plenty of live rock for hiding and a substrate of sand or finely crushed coral. These fish are also jumpers, so precautions should be taken to secure openings at the top of the aquarium.
The diet should consist of a variety of frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp, or a good quality flake food.