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Yellow Watchman Goby

Yellow Watchman Goby

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Cryptocentrus cinctus

Due to variations within
species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate
size range may also vary between individual specimen

Care Level: Easy

Temperament: Peaceful

Color Form: Blue, Brown,

Diet: Carnivore

Reef Compatible: Yes

Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max. Size: 4"

Origin: Indonesia

Family: Gobiidae

Minimum Tank Size: 30


The Yellow Watchman Goby is also known as the Yellow
Prawn, or Yellow Shrimp Goby, was first discovered in 1936 by Herre. The head
and body are yellow-orange with bright blue spots on the head and fins. The
Yellow Watchman Goby wears an amusing perpetual frown, and likes to peek out
from behind rocks. They have been known to form symbiotic relationships with
pistol shrimp.

It requires a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of
loose coral rubble, ample swimming room, and a sand bottom for burrowing. It
rarely becomes aggressive towards other fish, but it is territorial, and will
fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. It may try to jump out of
the aquarium or other small openings, therefore, a tight-fitting lid is
required to prevent escape.


The Yellow Watchman Goby diet should include a variety of
mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen preparations for
carnivores. It should be fed at least twice per day.