Other Rainford's Goby Names:
Rainford Goby, Old Glory Goby
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Rainford's Goby Ease of Care:
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Group: Gobies (Goby Fishes)
Distribution: Western Pacific reefs
Rainford's Goby Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)
Rainford's Goby Minimum Tank Size:
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.
Bottom of the tank.