Blue Spotted Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus pavoninoides) Care
The Bluespotted Watchman Goby, is also known as the Peacock Shrimpgoby, Blackfinned Shrimp Goby, and the Blue Spot Watchman Goby. These fish come from the Western Central Pacific Ocean. They have a yellow body with multiple blue spots on the face and larger black spots on the dorsal fin.
These fish are a great fish for beginners.
Watchman gobies are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as mysis and brine shrimp and other types of fresh or frozen chopped seafood. They will sift through the sand looking for food and should be fed a couple of times a day.
Bluespotted Watchman Gobies can grow to be about 5 inches and require an aquarium of 30 gallons or larger with plenty of live rock for hiding and a coarse sand bed. They are known to jump and will leap out of tanks without a lid. They are semi-aggressive and should be kept singly or as a bonded pair.
They are reef safe and will not bother corals, fish, but will eat tiny invertebrates.
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 1¼” to 2”
Small-Medium: 2” to 2½”
Medium: 2½” to 3”
Medium-Large: 3” to 3½”
Large: 3½” to 4”
Extra Large: 4” to 5”