- Species Information
The Redhead Goby, elacatinus puncticulatus (Ginsburg, 1938) is an exceptional addition to any aquarium being both unique in appearance and helpful to tank maintenance. The Redhead is a cleaner species and will help maintain the quality of other species in its aquarium. This species is relatively easy to care for.
Physical description– The distinctive red markings on its head are its most prominent coloration. The rest of the body is whitish yellow pattern with dark spots.
Temperament– The Redhead is typically non-aggressive towards other species of fish, though may show aggression to others of the same species if not mated to the individual. This aggression may be caused by an insufficient aquarium size.
Size- Adult Redheads may reach up to 2’’ in length.
Diet– The redhead is a carnivore and will eat frozen Mysis and other frozen shrimp.
Distribution– Redhead gobies originate from the western pacific and central America.