Orange Spotted Goby

Orange Spotted Goby

The Orange Spotted Goby, also known as the Spotted Prawn Goby or Orange Spotted Shrimp Goby, was first discovered in the Western Pacific in 1938. Its body is white with orange spots outlined in brown. It has the ability to form symbiotic partnerships with nearly blind alpheid shrimp. It provides a watchful eye while the shrimp digs a burrow for them to share.

It is best suited for aquariums that are 10 gallons or larger which have adequate hiding places along with ample swimming space. The aquarium should have a tight-fitting lid to prevent it from jumping out. The Orange Spotted Goby adapts well to reef aquariums, although it does pose a possible threat to small, delicate ornamental shrimp. It prefers a bed of fine sand and loose coral rubble to sift through.


It is possible for the Orange Spotted Goby to spawn successfully in an aquarium.

Its diet should consist of a variety of fresh or frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and table shrimp. It should be fed at least twice per day.

Minimum Tank Size: 37 Litres
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 3½"
Colour Form: Orange, Tan, White
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Gobiidae
Origin: Indo-Pacific

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. I got mine two days ago but he is still hiding in the rocks (very shy). I hope he finds food to eat. But it’s one of the nicest looking Gobies I’ve seen.

  2. Ours is just the funniest thing ever. We have him paired with a tiger pistol and the two are just so hilarious. They’re shy by nature, but he’s often out of the burrow, watching the goings-on. Small move though and WHOOSH! Back into the cave.

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