Rainford's Goby

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Rainford's Goby

This species is known as Rainford’s Goby, Old Glory and the correct latin name is Amblygobius rainfordi. It belongs to the Goby family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Goby is peaceful and thanks to it’s size it is a suitable choice for many saltwater aquariums.

Rainford's Goby can grow up to 8 cm what is approximately 3 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 960cm2 of water surface which is approximately 148 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Rainford's Goby fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Rainford’s Goby picture no. 1

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Rainford’s Goby picture no. 3

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#1 Posted on Mon Jul 14 20:07:01 UTC 2008 by Jeff
I have one. It's been in the tank for 10 days. I haven't seen it eat yet. I've added mysis, cyclops, reef plankton, marine snow, nori strips and some algae from another tank in the sun. It hides in the rocks and has not done any free swimming as far as I've seen. Very beautiful fish.
This comment was published on Tue Jul 15 6:43:59 UTC 2008
#2 Posted on Tue Oct 26 8:55:39 UTC 2010 by Jon
Best little gobie out there! They have a ton of personality. I have two of them. They were swimming around my 75 Gallon within minutes of putting them in the tank. They graze on my hair algae and nip at the brown algae that grows on the substrate all day long. Their small size doesn't increase your bio-load much at all! I'd highly recommend these little guys.
This comment was published on Sat Jan 1 11:08:21 UTC 2011
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