The Blackray Shrimp Goby, also known as the Barber Post or Barber Shop Goby, should be kept in a 10 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rock, and requires a sandy bottom for burrowing. They are jumpers so will also need to have a lid. Rarely will it become aggressive with other fish, but will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. It is possible for the Blackray Shrimp Goby to spawn successfully in an aquarium. They feed mostly on prey suspended in the water column, but will pick food off the substrate as well. The Blackray Shrimp Goby diet should include mysis shrimp, live or frozen brine shrimp, and even table shrimp.