Pink Spotted Watchman Goby

Latin name: (Cryptocentrus leptocephalus)

Care Level





Blue, Red, Tan, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



The Spotted Watchman Goby is an especially attractive species, known for its striking yellow to tan body with pink spots surrounded by smaller blue spots. This colorful fish is also known by many names, including the Pink and Blue Spotted, Singapore Shrimp, Leptocephalus Prawn, or Pinkspotted Shrimp Goby. It is a popular fish among aquarium hobbyists due to its impressive colors and hardiness. This species of goby is also relatively easy to care for and a great addition to any freshwater or brackish aquarium.

This species of fish is an ideal choice for a reef aquarium. It requires a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble, ample swimming room, and a sand bottom for burrowing. It is hardy and can thrive in a variety of water conditions. Additionally, it rarely becomes aggressive towards other fish, so it is a great choice for a community tank. However, 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 to ensure it does not escape. Overall, this species of fish is a great choice for any aquarist, as long as the proper conditions and tankmates are provided.

The Spotted Watchman Goby is a popular seafood species that requires a varied diet to ensure its well-being. A diet that includes mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations is ideal for this fish. It should be fed at least twice a day.

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