Species group: Gobies
Other common names: Pinkspotted Shrimp Goby; Pinkspotted Shrimp; Singapore Shrimp; Leptocephalus Prawn; Watchman Spotted Goby
Scientific name: Cryptocentrus leptocephalus
The Pink Spotted Watchman Goby is found in the western Pacific, where it lives on the silty bottoms of coastal reefs. Cryptocentrus leptocephalus lives in a symbiotic relationship with small shrimp, such as the Pistol Shrimp. The Goby and shrimp share a burrow and provide each other with protection and food.
The head and body of the Pink Spotted Watchman Goby are yellow to tan covered with pink and blue spots.
The Pink Spotted Watchman is generally not aggressive toward other fish. Due to its territorial nature, it is aggressive toward its own species unless it is a mate.
It needs to be housed in a 30-gallon or larger aquarium, with plenty of loose coral rubble, ample swimming space, and a sandy bottom for burrowing. A tight-fitting lid will prevent the fish from jumping out.
burrow, pretty markings, great beginner fish, peaceful small fish
inactive fish, small opening, healthy livesand, escape artists
symbiotic relationships, pistol shrimps, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, frozen food preparations
Very intense, uses a lot of energy
Metal halides were the go-to lighting fixtures in reef-keeping. They are very bright but give off a lot of heat and require a big ballast to start up. I've had over 15 reef tanks that used MH bulbs. Some aquarists with really deep reef tanks use them but most hobbyists go with modern LED reef lighting. You have to replace them every year because the light quality (spectrum) declines over time. Reef LED fixtures provide enough intensity and the right color spectrum for stony corals. LED lighting uses a fraction of the energy and runs much cooler..
From James 329 days ago