Pink Spot Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus leptocephalus)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Size: 6 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Caution
Diet: Copepods, benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The Pink Spot Watchman Goby is found on silt, sand, and rubble bottom reef areas and lagoons. It is territorial and pairs with a shrimp in a burrow beneath rubble. The shrimp digs the hole and the goby guards it. The goby closes the entrance, if possible, at night. The goby feeds the shrimp and rests outside the burrow by day.
Husbandry: The Pink Spot Watchman Goby may act aggressively toward fish that venture near the burrow. It is normally a peaceful fish but may be aggressive toward other gobies.
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