drunkreefer Posted May 30, 2009 Share Posted May 30, 2009 Most of you Im sure have seen this fish but for those of you that have not look no further.... oh and yes it is on the list of fish you can by from your L.F.S.!(clap)(clap)(clap)(clap)(clap) click here to see it in action!----> (threaten)Flaming Prawn Goby or SpikeFin(threaten) Flaming Prawn Goby, Discordipinna griessingeri, is as flamboyant in color as it is secretive by nature. Also known as the Spikefin Goby, this bright Goby is one of several Shrimp Gobies and originates from the Red Sea and throughout the Marquesan Islands. If present, this fish will gladly share its sand bed burrow with a Pistol Shrimp of the Alpheus genus. It will also build burrows in the absence of a Pistol Shrimp; helping to keep the sand bed well stirred. Because of its penchant for burrowing, the substrate provided should be fine sand. Its white body is traversed by an orange-red “flame” that begins at the top of its pronounced dorsal fin and ends as it merges onto the lower portion of the tail. The head is spotted with brown-maroon spots. Its top and back fins are red with black spots outlined in white. Truly a rare find, it is important to house this fish with others who will not pick on it. Like other members of the Goby family, this fish is a skilled leaper and requires a tightly covered aquarium. Great singly or in groups, this reef-safe fish readily adapts to a diet of frozen or live shrimp such as Mysis Shrimp or Brine Shrimp. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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