Care Level: Easy
Color Form: Blue, Brown,
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 4"
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
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.