Yellow Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 3 to 82 ft. Size: 3 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 24+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Small invertebrates
Natural History: The Yellow Watchman Goby is normally found in shallow lagoons and protected bays. It lives in burrows with Alpheus shrimps. It stands guard at the burrow dug by the nearly-blind shrimp. If danger appears, the goby alerts the shrimp with its tail and both recede into the burrow.
Husbandry: The Yellow Watchman Goby may be territorial with its own species. Numerous rocks should be provided to allow for ample hiding places.
AKA: Yellow Prawn Goby
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