ORA® Captive-Bred Yellow Watchman Goby

Greek Name: (Cryptocentrus cinctus)

$29.85

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6 in stock

The ORA® Captive-Bred Yellow Watchman Goby is also called the Yellow Prawn Goby, or Yellow Shrimp Goby, which was first discovered in 1936 by Herre. The body and head are yellow-orange , with bright blue spots on the fins and the head. This goby has a funny perpetual frown and prefers to look through the rocks. They are known to develop symbiotic relationships with snapping shrimp.

It needs the use of a 30 gallon or bigger aquarium that is stocked with loose coral rubble, plenty of swimming space as well as a sand bottom to allow burrowing. Watchman Gobies are calm but could become aggressive and territorial when they are with other species, in the absence of a mating pair. They may attempt to jump out of the aquarium or through other tiny openings. Hence it is imperative to have a lid that is tight to avoid escape.

The Watchman Goby should be provided with a varied diet composed of specially designed foods for carnivores. If it is kept in a reef aquarium it needs to be fed once every day.

Approximate purchase size: 1″ to 2″

 

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Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Blue, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

4"

Origin

Captive-Bred, ORA®

Family

Gobiidae

Minimum Tank

30 gallons

Description

General information about the Yellow Prawn Goby

The body and head are bright blue with bright yellow spots on the fins and head. A Yellow-Prawn Goby has an amusing and perpetual frown. It also is known to look through the rocks. They are known to develop symbiotic relationships to pistol shrimp. It needs an aquarium that has lots of coral rubble and plenty of swimming space and a sand bottom to allow for burrowing. It’s not known to be aggressive with other fish, however, it can be territorial and be a fierce competitor with its own goby species except when they are a mated pair. It could attempt to jump out of the tank or through other tiny openings so a tightly-fitting lid is essential to prevent escape.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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