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This alert little fish is a great addition to a reef setup. The Pink-Spotted Shrimp Goby or Pink-and-Blue-Spotted Goby are very easy to keep!
The Pink-Spotted Shrimp Goby or Pink-and-Blue-Spotted Goby has a very beautiful coloration of light pink or white with pink spots outlined with light blue. Starting at the dorsal fin there are darker pinkish stripes running vertically towards the tail.
In the ocean, these gobies form a symbiotic relationship with different shrimps and prawns, and so are often scooped up together when being collected!
nick - 2003-09-24 my pink spot did same thing when i put it in my spare tank whilst waiting for new tank. I came down in the morning it was on the carpet jet black in color. I got the net to pick him off the floor to dispose of him/her... it moved so i left it in the net it slowly started to breathe it came round and now its in my new tank carrying on as nothing had happened to it. Its the boss of the tank and defends its home against any fish whether its a tang or my blue thorat trigger.
Rachel Dixon - 2004-04-14 My pink-spot goby is a fantastic character. once,when i fed him and the rest of my fish with a cube of frozen brine shrimp,he leaped up and grabbbed nearly all of the food in his huge mouth. He was chewing on it for the rest of the day! He is now such a lovely and striking fish!
sean - 2010-06-10 My pink spotted gobbie is a real cheeky little fella, Mr mischief.... I have seen him chilling in my mushroom coral, almost using it for a sun bed? He eats just about everything even my cleaner shrimps, I woke one morning to find half still hanging out of his mouth! And with a full belly. Fun little fella.
lisa - 2010-09-07 We have been finding that our shrimp have been disappearing and couldn't figure out why. We figured it was the one remaining cleaner shrimp eating off the rest. I just caught our pink spotted shrimp goby with a hermit crab in his mouth and then decided to read some posts and found yours which makes me realize that it has been him the whole time. Very cheeky little guy.