Found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans, especially the waters of Indonesia. It has a grayish-blue body with orange bands running from below the head to the base of the tail. This shrimp goby usually shares its burrow with snapping shrimps such as the Pistol Shrimp. In the aquarium, it is easy to take care of. Also known as a Steinitz' Prawn Shrimp.
Size: 1/2" to 1 1/2"; can get as large as 3"
No. in Tank: one, mated pairs or small groups of 3 to 5
Tank: min. 20 gallons, larger for groups
Food: (Carnivore) A varied diet including things such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, finely chopped seafood's, mysid shrimp, live black worms, zooplankton and bottom-dwelling invertebrates.
Adaptation: This goby requires a mixed substrate of live sand and gravel to construct its burrow. It will spend most of its times around that burrow. Also needs plenty of hiding spots.
Compatibility: Will not bother other bottom-dwelling fish, except those trying to enter their preferred hiding spot or their own species. Do not house with belligerent fish and predators.