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Rainfordi Goby

Court Jester Goby

The Court Jester Goby attained its name from its vibrant coloured body, that consists of the body being blue and green with horizontal yellow lines flowing through entire body. This fish is known to be very feeble and peaceful and is an amazing addition to any aquarium. 

Requirements
In order to keep this fish happy and in an environment alike its natural home, it should be kept in an aquarium of at least 30 litres that is established with a variety of live rock and sand to which the Court Jester Goby can graze upon. Though this fish is peaceful towards other tank mates of a different species, when housed with its same family it can become aggressive. 

Suggestions
These gobies are known to be a great way for marine keepers to keep their tanks free of algae as Court Jesters are notorious algae eaters. These can be a great solution for hair algae. 

Feeding
This goby should be offered a variety of filamentous algae, and meaty foods such as live and frozen brine and mysis shrimp.

 STATISTICS
Minimum Tank Size30 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
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: 3"
Colour Form: Blue, Green, Orange
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Gobiidae
Origin: Indonesia, Vanuatu
 

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Easy to Care For
4
Easy to Feed
4
Peaceful with Others
3
Reef Safe
3
Invertebrate Safe
3
Average
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  1. Mine made himself a nice little “cave” under some rocks. You can see him when he sticks his head out to feed. A very shy and timid fish. Provide plenty of hiding places among rocks for this little guy.

  2. I love, love, love this fish! He immediately went to work picking around on my rocks. He comes to the front of my tank and checks me out also. He stays in the lower levels of my tank, but is very active! Hope he lives a long time.

  3. I’ve had some pretty crappy algae issues in my tank – cyno and green hair as well as in three hours after scraping, I get the “dusting” on the glass. Cue the Jester. He came in a little on the thin side. Emaciated is probably a better word to use. Once he was acclimated, he was out mowing the lawn. He single handily devoured ALL the red cyno on the sand. Hair algae? Gone. After 12 hours in the tank, he’s got a belly full of algae! He wouldn’t touch live brine shrimp, no matter the size. (The bicolor on the other hand, ate so much he couldn’t fit into his bolt hole in the live rock!). So if you’ve got a small reef tank check these guys out. Mine was swimming out in the tank from the get go, munching algae all the time.

  4. I’ve had some pretty crappy algae issues in my tank – cyno and green hair as well as in three hours after scraping, I get the “dusting” on the glass. Cue the Jester. He came in a little on the thin side. Emaciated is probably a better word to use. Once he was acclimated, he was out mowing the lawn. He single handily devoured ALL the red cyno on the sand. Hair algae? Gone. After 12 hours in the tank, he’s got a belly full of algae!

    He wouldn’t touch live brine shrimp, no matter the size. (The bicolor on the other hand, ate so much he couldn’t fit into his bolt hole in the live rock!). So if you’ve got a small reef tank check these guys out. Mine was swimming out in the tank from the get go, munching algae all the time.

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