Pink Bar Goby (Amblyeleotris aurora)
Max Size: 4 inches
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
The Pinkbar Goby, commonly known as the Shrimp Goby for its close association with various shrimp species, displays a silver body adorned with pink rings and a yellowish tail featuring bright pink dots outlined in blue.
To thrive, the Pinkbar Goby requires a 10-gallon or larger aquarium equipped with plenty of loose coral rubble. Providing ample swimming space and a sand substrate for burrowing is essential. Due to its potential to jump out of the aquarium or small openings, a secure, tight-fitting lid is necessary. Although it is generally non-aggressive towards other fish, it may engage in fights with its own kind unless they are a mated pair.
The Pinkbar Goby primarily feeds on prey suspended in the water column but will also forage for food on the substrate. Its diet should consist of mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations suitable for carnivores. To maintain its health, feeding it at least three times a day is recommended.