Banded Watchman Goby (Amblyeleotris biguttata)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 36 to 164 ft. Size: 5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 40+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic copepods
Natural History: The Banded Watchman Goby is found with Alpheus randalli shrimp in burrows on reefs with coarse sandy bottoms. The shrimp digs a burrow that the goby rests in, with head protruding, watching the area. At times, two gobies may occupy a single burrow. In case of danger, the goby recedes along with the shrimp into the burrow.
Husbandry: The Banded Watchman Goby is a benthic fish that peacefully coexists with most other species except gobies like itself. It may be aggressive with other Watchman gobies. This fish is an excellent addition to a sand-bottom reef tank.
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