Orange Spotted Prawn Goby
The Orange Spotted Goby, also known as the Spotted Prawn Goby or Orange Spotted Shrimp Goby, was first observed in the Western Pacific in 1938. It has a white body with orange spots that are bordered by brown. This species has the unique ability to form symbiotic partnerships with nearly blind alpheid shrimp, serving as a watchful eye while the shrimp digs a burrow for them to share. The Orange Spotted Goby is best suited for aquariums that are at least 10 gallons in size and provide adequate hiding places, as well as ample swimming space. To prevent it from jumping out, the aquarium should have a tight-fitting lid. While this species adapts well to reef aquariums, it can pose a potential threat to small, delicate ornamental shrimp. The Orange Spotted Goby prefers a bed of fine sand and loose coral rubble to sift through. Breeding the Orange Spotted Goby is feasible in an aquarium setting. To maintain a healthy diet, this species should be fed at least twice per day with a variety of fresh or frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and table shrimp.