Blue Spot Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus pavoninoides)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Western Pacific, Indo-Pacific Regions
Depth: 10 to 33 ft. Size: 6 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton, benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The Blue Spotted Watchman Goby is found in small loosely associated colonies. It remains perched atop a rock and generally waits for prey to prevent itself. It is reported to associate with Alpheus shrimp and will maintain guard at the tunnel the shrimp builds.
Husbandry: The Blue Spotted 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: Blackfinned Shrimp Goby
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