Red Spotted Nano Goby (Trimma rubromaculatum)

Red Spotted Nano Goby (Trimma rubromaculatum)

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Care: Beginner
Diet: Omnivorous
Light: Medium
Place of origin: Western Indian Ocean
AKA: Ecsenius midas

Trimma rubromaculatum, commonly known as the Red-Spotted Trimma Goby, is a small and colorful species of goby that is suitable for aquariums. Here is some information about keeping Trimma rubromaculatum in an aquarium:

  1. Appearance:

    • Trimma rubromaculatum has a slender body with vibrant colors. It typically has a translucent to yellowish body with red spots scattered across its fins and body.
    • The overall appearance adds visual interest to a nano or small aquarium.
  2. Size:

    • These gobies are small, usually reaching a size of around 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 3.8 cm).
  3. Behavior:

    • Red-Spotted Trimma Gobies are generally peaceful and can be kept in small groups.
    • They are known to occupy the lower regions of the aquarium, often perching on live rock or coral.
  4. Habitat:

    • Found in the Western Pacific, including areas like Indonesia and the Philippines, Trimma rubromaculatum inhabits coral reefs, particularly areas with rocky substrates.
  5. Tank Requirements:

    • A nano or small aquarium with live rock for hiding spots is suitable for Trimma rubromaculatum.
    • Provide a sandy substrate, as they may sift through the sand.
    • Ensure the tank has good water flow to mimic their natural habitat.
  6. Compatibility:

    • Red-Spotted Trimma Gobies are generally compatible with other peaceful tankmates.
    • They may coexist with other small reef fish, but it's advisable to avoid aggressive species that may intimidate them.
  7. Diet:

    • These gobies are omnivores. Offer a varied diet that includes high-quality flakes, pellets, and small frozen or live foods.
    • They may also pick at small invertebrates and zooplankton in the aquarium.
  8. Water Parameters:

    • Maintain stable water conditions with a temperature range of 74-78°F (23-26°C), a salinity level of 1.020-1.025, and good water quality.
    • Regular water changes are essential for the health of the aquarium.

Always research and understand the specific needs of Trimma rubromaculatum before adding them to your aquarium. Providing a well-maintained environment, a balanced diet, and suitable tankmates will contribute to their well-being in captivity. Additionally, consult with experienced hobbyists or reputable sources for the latest information on keeping this species in aquariums.