Blue Fin Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus fasciatus)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 16 to 66 ft. Size: 3.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic copepods
Natural History: The Blue Fin Watchman goby is found on sandy areas on inner reef slopes. One or two watchman gobies may pair with a single Alpheus shrimp. The gobies stand guard at the burrow entrance while the shrimp builds it.
Husbandry: The Blue Fin Watchman Goby is a peaceful community fish but will likely be aggressive toward other watchman gobies. It will likely acclimate better if allowed to pair with a pistol shrimp in captivity.
AKA: Blue-finned Shrimp Goby, Y-Bar Shrimp Goby
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