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Yellow Watchman Goby

  • Cryptocentrus Gobies are also known as shrimp Gobies and develop a symbiotic relationship with alpheid shrimp.

  • The shrimp provide a home used by both the shrimp and Goby, while the Goby acts as a lookout for predators. Shrimp Gobies are peaceful, hardy, small and easy to maintain.

  • Cryptocentrus Gobies should be added to aquariums with a deep sand bed for burrowing.

  • Ample rockwork for grazing and hiding should be provided along with a diet of marine meaty foods multiple times daily. Shrimp Gobies will also scavenge through the sand for food.

  • House with other peaceful tank mates.

  • Gobies may jump provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid.

  • Although quite peaceful Cryptocentrus Gobies should be kept singly or as a mated pair.

  • Yellow Watchman Goby can grow to a little over 4".


We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons or larger for this species.


Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

Care Info

Care: Easy

Behavior: Social

Diet: Flake Food, Frozen Food,  Live Food

Habitat: Reef/Sand Flat

Light: High

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