The Pinkbar goby lives in symbiosis with a shrimp (genus Alpheus). Together they inhabit a cave in the sandy substrate. In case of danger they warn each other and retreat.
|Closest relatives||Percomorpha, Gobiformes, Gobidae|
|Habitat||Coral reefs with coarse sandy bottom to a depth of 40 meters|
|Mode of life||Diurnal, solitary, live in symbiosis with shrimp|
|Food||Small animals and algae|
|Body length||up to 11 cm|
|Use||Ornamental fish trade|
|At Zurich Zoo since||2016|