Settled specimens of this partner-goby exhibit marvellous, vibrant colours. Although a deep sand bed is not necessary for long term success with this goby it needs somewhere that it can set up home and is best housed with a pistol shrimp that will excavate a tunnel system in which the goby lives.
The goby provides the watchful eyes for the myopic shrimp and the shrimp excavates tirelessly as safe refuge for them both. Husbandry is farily straightforward. Offer meaty particulate foods to begin with such as mysis and/or brine shrimp and watch out, this fish jumps when alarmed.