Rainford's Goby

Other Rainford's Goby Names: Rainford Goby, Old Glory Goby

Rainford's Goby Scientific Name: Amblygobius rainfordi

Alternate Scientific Name:

Rainford's Goby Ease of Care: 6/10
Rainford's Goby Reef Safety: Reef Safe
Reef Safe
Temperature Range: 75°F-82°F
pH Range: 8.1-8.4
Salinity Range: 1.02-1.027
Group: Gobies (Goby Fishes)

Family: Gobiidae

Distribution: Western Pacific reefs

Rainford's Goby Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)

Rainford's Goby Minimum Tank Size: 12 gallons

Rainford's Goby Temperament: Peaceful

Rainford's Goby Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; Mainly a sand sifter, continuously searching among sand and rock for copepods and worms. Seen eating filimentous algae, and some insist it is important for their survival to have a crop of algae. Can be coerced into eating frozen mysis and brine shrimp, as well as veggie fares. Feed 2-3 times a day.

Rainford's Goby Description: Rainford's Goby cruises around the reef looking for tiny invertebrates and grazing on filamentous algae. It can be kept in a peaceful community aquarium with live rock, or in a reef aquarium. You may keep a pair in aquariums of 40 gallons or more.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Does well with other peaceful community fish. Do not keep with hawkfish, sand perches, or aggressive dottybacks which may pick on it.

Rainford's Goby Breeding & Spawning: Fairly easy to breed once a matched pair is found. Rearing the fry can be difficult because they are very small.

Determining Rainford's Goby Sex: No known way to determine visually.

Aquarium Region: Bottom of the tank.