Red Spotted Goby

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Description of the Red Spotted Goby
The Red Spotted Goby is also known as the Red-Blotched Pygmy Goby. They are small peaceful fish and are an attractive addition to any saltwater aquarium. It is important however not to place them with larger aggressive fish and ideally introduce them in pairs or small groups.

Popular Name: Red Spotted Goby
Species: Trimma rubromaculatus

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Red Spotted Goby

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Profile of the Red Spotted Goby
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Red Spotted Goby species.

  • Size: Up to 3.5cm 

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4. Temp 22 to 25 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Fresh or Frozen Brine or Mysis Shrimp

  • Temperament: Active but Peaceful Fish

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 50m

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Western Pacific

 

Scientific Classification of the Red Spotted Goby
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Trimma rubromaculatus

  • Popular Name: Red Spotted Goby - Red-Blotched Pygmy Goby

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Gobiidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Red Spotted Goby?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Red Spotted Goby slimy?
Red Spotted Goby secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Red Spotted Goby to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Red Spotted Goby have gills?
Gills enable the Red Spotted Goby to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Red Spotted Goby have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Red Spotted Goby has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Red Spotted Goby has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Red Spotted Goby has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Red Spotted Goby has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Red Spotted Goby

Red Spotted Goby

  • Interesting Information about Red Spotted Goby

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Red Spotted Goby slimy?

  • Why do the Red Spotted Goby have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Red Spotted Goby have fins?

  • Species: Trimma rubromaculatus

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