Biota Yellow Watchman Goby - Cryptocentrus cinctus

Biota Yellow Watchman Goby - Cryptocentrus cinctus

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Biota Captive Bred Yellow Watchman Goby - Cryptocentrus cinctus

Product Description:

Introduce the vibrant and hardy Biota Captive Bred Yellow Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus) to your marine aquarium. Known for its brilliant yellow coloration and intriguing symbiotic relationship with pistol shrimp, this goby is a fantastic addition for both novice and experienced aquarists. Captive-bred by Biota, these gobies are healthier, more adaptable to aquarium life, and contribute to sustainable marine conservation efforts.

Key Features:

1. Striking Yellow Coloration: The Yellow Watchman Goby is renowned for its bright yellow body, often adorned with subtle blue spots. Its vivid color makes it a striking and eye-catching addition to any marine aquarium.

2. Captive Bred: Being captive-bred, these gobies are more accustomed to aquarium conditions, making them hardier and more likely to thrive in home aquariums. Captive breeding also supports sustainable practices and helps protect wild populations.

3. Symbiotic Relationship: Yellow Watchman Gobies often form a fascinating symbiotic relationship with pistol shrimp. The goby provides a watchful eye for predators while the shrimp maintains and digs the burrow they share. This behavior adds an interesting dynamic to your tank.

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: A minimum tank size of 10 gallons is recommended for a single Yellow Watchman Goby. For a pair or if housing with a pistol shrimp, a larger tank of 20 gallons or more is ideal.

  • Reef Safe: Yes, the Yellow Watchman Goby is reef-safe and will not harm corals or invertebrates. It makes a peaceful and beneficial addition to reef tanks.

  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. Suitable for beginners with some basic knowledge of marine aquarium maintenance and for experienced aquarists alike.

  • Maximum Size: The Yellow Watchman Goby can grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) in length.

Aquarium Setup:

  • Substrate: A fine sand substrate is ideal, providing a suitable environment for burrowing and for the goby-shrimp symbiosis.

  • Aquascape: Provide plenty of live rock with caves and crevices for hiding and territory establishment. Ensure there are enough open spaces for the goby to watch over.

  • Feeding: The Yellow Watchman Goby is omnivorous and will thrive on a varied diet of high-quality frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and finely chopped seafood. Supplement their diet with marine sinking pellets and flake foods.

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