Fish Guide

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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