Pink Spotted Watchman Goby


Fish Type: Gobies


Scientific Name: Cryptocentrus leptocephalus


Species: Gobiidae

Color: white, pink
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 4"
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gal
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria


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.

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