Amblygobius rainfordi
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Amblygobius rainfordi

Common Names: Old Glory
Rainford's Goby
Family: Gobiidae
Category: Blennoid_Gobioid
Distribution: Pacific - Western
Main Ecosystem: Reef
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful; should be kept with other peaceful tankmates. Can be reclusive when first introduced, or if kept with aggressive or boisterous tankmates. Only aggressive towards closely related species.
Diet: Ominvore; Mainly a sand sifter, continuously searching among sand and rock for copepods, worms, and detrius. Seen eating filamentous algae, and some insist it is important for their survival to have a crop of algae. Though rare, can be coerced into eating frozen mysis and brine shrimp, as well as veggie fares. Grazers; feed 2-3 times a day.
Care: A great reef and invert safe fish that usually only does well in a tank of at least 30 gallons with plenty of live rock on which to graze. A refugium is also suggested to keep up levels of live foods, which the Rainford's Goby seems to need to do well in captivity.
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
Specific Gravity:
1.02 - 1.025
Potential Size: Male: 6.4cm (2.5")
Female: 6.4cm (2.5")
Water Region: Bottom
Activity: Diurnal
Breeding: Egg layer. Has been known to spawn in captivity.
Comments: Known to jump from the aquarium if startled or if it's continually harassed by other tankmates.
Main Colours: Grey, Orange
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Convex
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Submitted By: mattyboombatty
Contributors: mattyboombatty, Chibils
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