Flagtail Shrimp Goby Info
The Flagtail Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris yanoi) has fuzzy pink bands and a white body. The tail is striped with pink and the fins also have a bit of yellow. These gobies look very like the famous Aurora Shrimpgoby (A. aurora) however the Aurora is red with a stripe beneath the eyes as well as Red in its tail as well, both of which aren’t present from the Flagtail.
This fish is most famously known for its part in the family of gobies referred to as shrimpgobies. They develop symbiotic relations with specific pistol shrimp. They build and maintain their own burrows for the two to reside in, while the goby guards the lair as well as provides food. Shrimpgobies can also be tiny sandsifters that do not have the same sifting power as those commonly referred to by the name of “Sleeper Gobies”.
Gobies love tanks that have lots of rock hiding spots. They can be found with most tankmates, but they can become hostile towards other gobies. Gobies are known for their jumping skills; when they feel threatened or scared they are seen jumping out of reef aquariums that are not covered. Keep the tank completely well-protected and offer plenty of places to hide.
Flagtail Shrimp Goby Feeding
They will eat many frozen foods as well as pellets and flakes.