Orange Spotted Watchman Goby (Amblyeleotris guttata)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Western Pacific
Depth: 33 to 131 ft. Size: 2.75 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Small crusteaceans
Natural History: The Orange Spotted Watchman Goby is normally found on sandy sections of lagoons and seaward reefs. It is often associated with Alpheus shrimp. It prefers a sandy substrate to burrow in. It will generally perch near the shrimp burrow and use it for a retreat when threatened while the shrimp constructs and maintains the burrow.
Husbandry: The Orange Spotted Watchman Goby is a peaceful fish that makes an excellent addition to a reef tank. It may be territorial with other watchman gobies, especially Orange Spotted Watchman Gobies.
AKA: Orange Spotted Prawn Goby, Spotted Prawn Goby
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