Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Wheeler's Shrimp Goby
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Wheeler's Shrimp Goby
(Amblyeleotris wheeleri)
Wheeler's Shrimp Goby
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Orange, Red, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 3"
Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Gobiidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Overview

The Wheeler's Shrimp Goby, also known as Wheeler's Prawn, Gorgeous, or Wheeler's Goby, was first discovered in Indonesia in 1982 by Hoese and Randall. It has a white body with broad orange-red bands and tiny blue spots. The dorsal fin has red and blue dots.

It should be kept in a 10 gallon or larger aquarium with a sand covered bottom to make burrows in. It prefers to have peaceful tank mates and plenty of hiding places. Small groups or pairs tend to do better in an aquarium, but need to be introduced to the tank simultaneously.

Fairly hardy, and highly disease resistant, the Wheeler's Watchman Goby has been known to spawn successfully in an aquarium.

The diet should consist of a variety of fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp. It needs to be fed twice per day.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 3"

Customer Testimonials

Denise M South China , ME
A very hardy and peaceful fish. Tends to disappear and then reappear with other peaceful fish.
Richard S Duluth , MN
Very beautiful little fish, a must have whether you are an expert reefer or a beginner. LiveAquaria sent me a great specimen definitely purchasing from here again!
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