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Rainbow Stiphodon Goby

Rainbow Stiphodon Goby

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The Rainbow Stiphodon Goby, also known as Stiphodon ornatus, is a small freshwater fish species belonging to the family Gobiidae. It is native to the rivers and streams of Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia.

As its name suggests, the Rainbow Stiphodon Goby is known for its vibrant and striking colors. It has a slender body with a rainbow-like pattern of blue, red, orange, and yellow scales. The males of this species typically exhibit more intense and vivid colors compared to the females.

In terms of size, these gobies are relatively small, reaching an average length of about 2 inches (5 centimeters). They have a unique adaptation known as a ventral disc, which allows them to cling to rocks and substrates in fast-flowing streams.

Rainbow Stiphodon Gobies are primarily herbivorous and feed on algae and small invertebrates. They are best kept in well-established aquariums with plenty of hiding spots, such as rocks or caves, and a sandy substrate. These gobies prefer water with a moderate to fast flow and require good water quality to thrive.

Breeding Rainbow Stiphodon Gobies can be challenging in captivity. Males establish territories and court females by displaying their vibrant colors. Once a pair forms, the female lays adhesive eggs on the substrate, which the male then guards until they hatch.

Overall, Rainbow Stiphodon Gobies are captivating and beautiful fish that require specialized care and suitable tank conditions. If you're interested in keeping them as pets, it's essential to research their specific requirements and ensure you can provide them with the proper habitat and diet.



Live Fish only ship Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  It takes two days preparation prior to shipping to prepare the fish for their journey to their new home. 


All fish are held at our facility upon arrival for one week before ever being listed for sale.


Finatics-Aquarium guarantees that your fish will be delivered alive and healthy. In the unlikely event that you receive a perished fish, do not worry. You can choose to receive a credit on a future order or a refund.

In order to receive the credit or refund, we require a clear picture within two hours of the first delivery attempt. Please remove the perished fish from the shipping bag and place it on a white background. 

Please Note: The 2-hour window means you must send the information within two hours of receiving your fish. We will get back to you as soon as possible but it may not be within that 2-hour window. Nevertheless, we will honor our Live Arrival Guarantee.

Additionally, in order to receive the Live Arrival Guarantee, you must be home to receive your fish on the first delivery attempt.

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