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Pink Spotted Watchman Goby
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Pink Spotted Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus leptocephalus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Red, Tan, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 4"
Origin Cebu, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka
Family Gobiidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Spotted Watchman Goby is also known as the Pink and Blue Spotted, Singapore Shrimp, Leptocephalus Prawn, or Pinkspotted Shrimp Goby. The head and body are yellow to tan with pink spots surrounded by smaller blue spots.

It requires a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble, ample swimming room, and a sand bottom for burrowing. It rarely becomes aggressive towards other fish, but it is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. It may try to jump out of the aquarium or other small openings, therefore, a tight-fitting lid is required.

The Spotted Watchman Goby diet should include a variety of mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. It should be fed at least twice per day.

Approximate Purchase Size: Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"

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Customer Testimonials

Jared B Brentwood , CA
I purchased one of these fish awhile back and he would just hide in his burrow now he sits there watching the other fish he does occasionally nip at my coral beauty angel
Danny B Duluth , GA
Excellent goby, especially when paired with a pistol shrimp. Our Pink-Spotted Watchman Goby has paired with a Tiger Pistol Shrimp, and have been living together for 10 months. The goby is always outside the burrow, sifting and watching, and sometimes collecting shells or rocks for the shrimp to use. Together, they keep our sand bed very clean. Very peaceful and gets along well with our tangs, clowns, blennies, foxface and assorted inverts.
Gary Holt Granta Pass , OR
Amazing looking fish. The photo above does not do it justice. I love my Pink Spotted Watchman Goby. Ordered a "medium" but was sent a "large." Nice!
Daniel Mowery Abilene , TX
Ate my skunk cleaner shrimp. Fun to watch, can be territorial.
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