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Yellow Watchman Goby
Cryptocentrus cinctus

Description: The Yellow Watchman Goby also are called Yellow Watchman Prawn Goby, and sometimes the Yellow Shrimp Goby. Yellow Watchman Gobies are one of the more popular Shrimp Gobies offered in the pet trade. With a Yellow/Orange head and body they have blue spots on their body and fins.They seem to be very resistant to most saltwater fish disease in the marine aquarium. They are found wild in many habitats between Singapore and Micronesia. Yellow Watchman Gobies form a mutual symbiotic relationship with some Pistol Shrimp. The name "Watchman" comes from their behavior in the wild, where they act as watchmen for the shrimp.
Recommended minimum tank size: The Yellow Watchman Goby should be housed in a 20 gallon or larger tank with a sand bed for burrowing into and loose coral rubble.
Food and diet: The Yellow Watchman Goby is a carnivore. It eats zooplankton, finely chopped small crustaceans, live & frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, algae, spirulina flakes and other quality flake foods. Gobies will not touch corals and are too small to eat most crustaceans, so they are reef safe
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" - 3"

$19.99

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Diamond Watchman Goby

Valencienna puellaris

Good Reef Fish - Good Sand Sifter
Description:   The Diamond Goby is also called the Orange Spotted Diamond Goby, the Pretty Prawn goby or the the Maiden goby. Whatever name you want to call it, guaranteed it is one of the most popular gobies. We make sure your Diamond Goby is only the healthiest by bringing them in only from once source in South Africa, and then not selling any new stock before they are feeding on aquarium food, not just live.It can be fed just about any marine food, but, if you have a large aquarium, it will get most of its nourishment from the organic matter in the sand bed. The Diamond Watchman will usually dig a burrow underneath a rock in your aquarium, in which it will sleep and hide when frightened.

Not only is it a very beautiful fish, but it is also quite beneficial for aquariums, since it will oxygenate the sand bed and stir up any waste. The name "Watchman" comes from their behavior in the wild, where they act as watchmen for the shrimp. The Diamond Goby is known to take an aquarium that has been ignored, filthy with detritus, and working non stop it starts passing the sand through its gills and makes the sand white again. It also seems to enjoy stacking sand in little mounds, which can be an interesting sight to behold.
Recommended Tank size: 1 gallon
Feeding and Diet: It feeds on a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, frozen mysid shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"; XLarge: 4" to 5"

small $24.99 medium $29.99 Large $49.99XLarge $69.99 Mated Pair $99.99

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Pink and Blue Spot Shrimp Goby
Cryptocentrus pavoninoides

Good Reef Fish - Good Sand Sifter
Description: Cryptocentrus pavoninoides, commonly called Bluespotted Watchman goby, is a Goby from the Western Central Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. The name "Watchman" comes from their behavior in the wild, where they act as watchmen for their partnered shrimp. Totally Reef Safe and gets along with every fish in your tank! Pink Spotted Watchman Gobies are peaceful toward other fish, but may not tolerate other Pink Spotted Watchman Gobies. They are fine for reef aquariums, and prefer an environment with plenty of hiding places and a sandy bottom to dig burrows. The name "Watchman" comes from their behavior in the wild, where they act as watchmen for the shrimp.
Recommended Tank : The ideal aquarium should have plenty of room at the bottom and a sand bed of at least two inches in depth. When startled or threatened, they have been known to jump out of uncovered aquariums. Always keep the tank covered and provide plenty of hiding places to retreat to.
Feeding and Diet: Will feed off the bottom sifting through the sand. The diet should consist of a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores. It should be fed frequently.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility: Great addition to reef or community tank Approximate Purchase Size: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2";

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Yellow Clown Goby
Gobiodon okinawae

Description: This is a fascinating fish to keep inthe aquarium, especially in smaller tanks. It does best if housed with live or faux corals of the branching type. Members of this genus are thought to have a noxious body slime that deters most predatory fishes from feeding on them. Not aggressive towards other fish species, although it may fight with members of its own kind. The number you place in your tank should be a function of how many hiding places in available. These are very small, typically around 1"
Recommended Tank size: 1 gallon
Feeding and Diet: It feeds on a variety of small crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp (live or frozen), mysid shrimp, prepared foods for herbivores, and algae growing in the tank.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1"

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Warpaint Clown Goby
Gobiodon atrangulatus

Description: Warpaint Clown Gobies are similar to the common Green Clown Gobies but they have the beautiful red "warpaint" markings on the face and body. They have a semi-elongated body form, similar to clownfish, but with a more noticably rounded head. Body tapers down towards the tail, the tail flares out in a rounded ball or fan shape shape. The Dorsal fin is split into two sections. The base color is a translucent green, given a blue cast in the head area from a patch of blue color that seems to radiate out from the cheek.
Recommended Tank size: It requires a 10 gallon or larger aquarium preferably with branching coral. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish.
Feeding and Diet: It feeds on a variety of small crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp (live or frozen), mysid shrimp, prepared foods for herbivores, and algae growing in the tank.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1"
$14.99
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Flame Tail Goby
Cryptocentrus aurora
Description: The Flametail goby, also known as the beautiful prawn-goby, is a boldly-colored shrimp goby from the waters off south Africa, in the Indian Ocean. Another beautiful fish not often seen at your local LFS due to availability, we were lucky enough to get a few of these beauties and we have put them on sale for those who have been waiting patiently.
Recommended Tank : The Flametail goby requires a sandbed, and it prefers a reef tank of at least 10 gallons. A peaceful fish, it gets along well with other reef safe tank mates.
Feeding and Diet: The diet should consist of mysid shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and Krill
General Comments: It is not aggressive towards others and may even share a burrow
Level of Care: Very Hardy, easy to maintain
Reef Compatibility: Good reef tank species
Approximate Purchase Size: 3 to 4 inches

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Yasha White Ray Shrimp Goby

Stonogobiops sp.

Description: One of the most spectacular members of the genus Stonogobiops is the Yasha White Ray Shrimp Goby, also called the Candy Stripe Goby or the White Ray Shrimp Goby. This beautiful fish has a long, white first dorsal spine. It also has bright or rusty orange longitudinal lines on the flanks that are broken into elongate spots on the head and opercula. This beautiful goby attains a maximum length of around 5 cm (2.0 inches). The Yasha whiteray shrimp goby can be found on sand or mixed sand rubble slopes, where it is most often found at depths in excess of 30 meters(98 ft.). It will hover in the water column near its hole, but will also spend a considerable amount of time resting on the bottom near the entrance of its burrow. The fact that it occurs at great depths makes this a tough aquarium fish to find.

The Yasha White Ray Shrimp Goby per its name will pair with a Candy Striped pistol shrimp. This unique symbiotic relationship is quite interesting to observe. The goby serves as lookout while the nearly blind shrimp keeps their burrow dug out and tidy. Do not keep with hawkfish, sand perches, or aggressive dottybacks which may pick on it. This goby is best added before larger more aggressive gobies.
Recommended Tank size: 1 gallon
Feeding and Diet: It feeds on a variety of small crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp (live or frozen), mysid shrimp, prepared foods for herbivores, and algae growing in the tank.
Level of Care: very hardy , exceptional for reef aquariums.
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef or community fish.
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4" to 2-1/2"


$49.99

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Sleeper Banded Goby
Amblygobius phalaena
 
Description: The Sleeper Banded goby is regularly encountered by aquarists and is a fairly durable aquarium species. Also called the Bullet Goby or Brown Barred Goby, this member of the attains a maximum length of around 6 inches. It can be employed in a utility role in the reef aquarium as it will help keep the upper layers of live sand stirred by taking mouthfulls and then expelling it through its gills. The sleeper banded goby is rarely quarrelsome with heterospecifics, but they will fight with each other. When quarreling, they will erect their fins, rub their ventral surfaces together, and ram each other with their open mouths. Because of their propensity to fight, it is best to keep it singly .
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallon
Feeding and diet: They can be fed vitamin-enriched live and frozen brine shrimp and mysid shrimp, as well as prepared foods for herbivores. If placed in a tank without filamentous algae, live sand, or live rock, feed at least twice a day, but if natural foods are present, you can feed it less frequently. Keep an eye on its weight to determine if you should feed more.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.

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Orange Spot Prawn Goby
Amblyeleotris guttata

Description: This is one of the most attractive shrimp-goby species. The body is covered with bright orange spots, the pelvic fins are black and the chest of this little goby is maroon or dark brown. Orange-spotted Gobies require a sandy substrate to dig in and sift through. A peaceful fish, the Orange Spot Prawn Goby, is found living in several reefs of the Indo Pacific region. This Goby is one of several Shrimp Gobies found in the oceans. If present, this fish will gladly share its sand bed burrow with a few different Pistol Shrimp. It will also build burrows in the absence of a Pistol Shrimp; helping to keep the sand bed well stirred. Also known by the name Pretty Prawn Fish, this Goby readily adapts to a diet of frozen food. For a terrific reef tank relationship we suggest you also order a Candy Stripe Randall's Pistol Shrimp. The Orange Spot Prawn Goby will gladly share its sand burrow.
Recommended Tank size: Requires a 5 gallon or larger aquarium
Feeding and Diet: Feeds on zooplankton and small bottom-dwelling invertebrates. Provide a varied diet including frozen preparations for carnivores.
Level of Care:
Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 2-1/2"

$19.99
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Scissortail Dartfish
Ptereleotris evides
Picture of Scissortail Dartfish
Identification: The Scissortail Goby also called the Scissortail Dartfish is a great aquarium choice for the non-aggressive, community aquarium - either fish-only or reef. Also known as the Black Fin Dartfish, the Scissortail Goby fish displays no aggression toward other fish, corals, or invertebrates, but care should be taken to ensure that other species do not pick on it. Its maximum size in the wild is around 5.5 inches. The Scissortail Goby prefers clean water and plenty of room to dart about. The smaller sizes sometimes display a black eye spot on the lower rear fin. The Scissortail Goby fish is a jumper and requires a covered aquarium.

Tank Recommendations: A deep sand bed is a must for burrowing, and a minimum tank size of 30-gallons or more will do well to accommodate for their six-inch maximum length. When spooked, P. heteroptera may attempt to jump ship, so make sure you have a tight-fitting lid in place to prevent tragic and unnecessary loss. These are really timid fishes, and putting them in a tank with anything even remotely aggressive will make them hide all day, every day, denying you the pleasure of admiring your beautiful fish!

Food and diet: Feed frozen crustaceans of suitable size, such as Artemia or copepods (i.e., red plankton), finely chopped mysis or krill, and fish roe are good staple foods. Flake foods will also be taken provided they are broken into small-enough pieces and preferably presented in midwater, as firefishes sometimes have difficulty learning to feed from the surface.

Level of Care: Easy

Acclimaton Time: 1+ hours

Reef Compatibility: Reef or Community Aquarium

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 1-1/2"; Medium: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Large: 2-1/2" to 4"







Small $13.99 Medium $15.99 Large $20.99



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Blue
Neon Goby
Elacatinus oceanops
Description: Neon gobies are one of the most easily recognized and popular saltwater aquarium fish. It is well documented that this fish is a cleaner species that picks parasites and other debris from the mouth, gills and skin of larger fish. They are small, reaching about 2 inches in length, and are black with two neon blue stripes along the back and a white belly. Neon gobies are not difficult to keep in aquariums, and are especially well suited to reef tanks. They will eat small bits of frozen and dry aquarium foods although in nature they are almost exclusively parasite pickers. Normally, they are not bothered by larger fish because they are recognized as cleaners. Spawning of this species is well documented, and pairing and spawning are often observed in aquaria. This species can lay 500-800 eggs every 10 days, hatching in about 8-9 days. They spend about 25-28 days as larva until metamorphosis.
Recommended Tank size: 1 gallon
Feeding and Diet: Neon Gobies get some of their nutritional requirements from cleaning other fish, but it is hard to make a living in a normal reef tank. They will readily accept small meaty foods that are offered. Their mouths are fairly small, so only small foods are given any attention.
Reef Compatibility : Neon Gobies are very good reef tank inhabitants.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2"
Level of Care: Easy

$14.99 ea. ~3 for $39.99
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ORA Captive Bred Yellow Line Neon Goby
Gobiosoma evelynae
Description: The Yellow Line Neon Goby is very similar to the Neon Goby, except that it has yellow lines rather than the blue lines of the Neon Goby. Golden Neon Goby are cleaner gobies, which are always beneficial in aquariums. They also will eat small bits of frozen and dry aquarium foods and are generally welcomed by larger fish because they are recognized as cleaners.The Golden Neon Goby is a species native to Brazil, where export of the species is illegal, therefore making captive bred specimens the only choice for hobbyists.
Recommended Tank size: 1 gallon
Feeding and Diet: Golden Neon Gobies Gobies get some of their nutritional requirements from cleaning other fish, but it is hard to make a living in a normal reef tank. They will readily accept small meaty foods that are offered. Their mouths are fairly small, so only small foods are given any attention.
Reef Compatibility : Golden Neon Gobies are very good reef tank inhabitants.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2"
Level of Care: Easy

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Hi Fin Red Banded Goby
Stonogobiops nematodes
Description: The Hi Fin Red Banded Goby also referred to as Yellownose Goby or the Candy Cane Goby. This fish is very docile and poses almost no threat to any other stock inhabiting a typical marine aquarium. This passiveness makes it a perfect tankmate for delicate species like sea horses or pipefish. The goby will spend most of its time hovering about two inches above its bolt hole, searching for scraps of food in the water column. If scared or startled, it will slowly retreat towards its hole. If the danger does not go away, it will dart inside at lightning speed.
Recommended Tank : It is best suited for a 10 gallon or larger aquarium.
Feeding and Diet: The diet should consist of mysid shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and chopped table shrimp.
General Comments: It is not aggressive towards other shrimp gobies and may even share a burrow with another species.
Level of Care: Very Hardy, easy to maintain
Reef Compatibility :Good Reef and Nano tank species
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 inches to 3 inches

$24.99
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Steinitz Goby
Amblyeleotris steinitzi
Description: The Steinitz Goby has a long body with protruding eyes. The body is white with orangeish vertical bands and small blue spots that change with with their mood. The Steinitz goby prefers a peaceful tank with plenty of hiding places. Small groups or pairs tend to do better in the aquarium, but they need to be introduced to the tank at the same time.
Recommended Tank : 10 gallon or larger aquarium.
Feeding and Diet: These gobies feed on a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores.
General Comments: The Steinitz Goby will share its hole with the candy striped or tiger striped pistol shrimp. In a terrific relationship, they together take care of their home and will feed each other when the other is watching their home. Hovering over and partially in their home, this species can be housed in either small groups of 3 or more individuals or singely.
Level of Care: Very Hardy, easy to maintain
Reef Compatibility:Good Reef and Nano tank species
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Randall's Prawn Shrimp Goby
Amblyeleotris randalli
Description: The Randall's Prawn Goby from the western pacific, is also known as Orange Stripe Prawn Goby, Randall's Prawn Shrimp Goby, or Randall's Shrimp Goby. It is easy to care for and well suited for a life in aquariums; it is even common for this species to spawn in aquariums. Randall's shrimp goby is suitable for beginners due to its hardy nature and how well it adapts to aquarium environments. It is also easy to feed and friendly towards most other fish. It can be kept with other small friendly fish but should never be kept with aggressive fish such as triggers and basses.

A distinctive Goby, elongated in body shape which is white in base colour with several vertical orange bands down the body. The first dorsal fin is broad like a sale with a bold dark spot in the centre surrounded by smaller white spots. It is not aggressive towards other shrimp gobies and may even share a burrow with another species. For a terrific reef tank relationship we suggest you also order a Candy Stripe Randall's Pistol Shrimp. The Randall's Prawn Goby will gladly share its sand burrow.
Recommended Tank size: 10 gallon
Feeding and Diet: The diet should consist of a variety of mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and chopped table shrimp.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Excellent reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 inches to 3 inches

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Tiger Watchman Goby
Valenciennea wardii

Good Reef Fish - Good Sand Sifter
Description: Also named the Ward's Sleeper, Ward's Tiger, or Tiger Sleeper Goby. Valencienna wardii is found in sandy areas of shallow lagoon and coastal bays of the Indo-Pacific region at depths of 15 to 60 feet. It uses shallow burrows in the substrate as refuge, keeping the substrate well oxygenated. They have a cream colored body with three wide brown bars along their sides, a neon blue band below each eye and a black spot on the first dorsal.They are burrow dwellers, and will normally seek protection under low overhanging rocks or actually burrow underneath rock to form a secure home. The name "Watchman" comes from their behavior in the wild, where they act as watchmen for the shrimp.
Recommended Tank : The ideal aquarium should have plenty of room at the bottom and a sandbed of at least two inches in depth. When startled or threatened, they have been known to jump out of uncovered aquariums. Always keep the tank covered and provide plenty of hiding places to retreat to.
Feeding and Diet: The Tiger Sleeper Goby will feed off the bottom of the tank, sifting through the sand for edibles. The diet should consist of a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores. It should be fed frequently.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 4"

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Engineer Goby
Pholidichthys leucotaenia
 
Description: Also called the Convict Goby, this fish is an absolute delight. It adapts well to captive conditions, and is VERY social. This is one fish that you may purchase three, five or as many as you would like. Most aquarists have only seen this fish when it’s small, when it greatly resembles the common eel catfish. Almost always in good health, and amongst the last to perish from disease, poor environment or catastrophe, Engineer's are never “late to the dinner table”… and can grow to more than eight inches in length…
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon
Feeding and diet: Engineer Gobies are relatively easy fish to feed. They relish any type of live foods and will readily accept frozen foods that float by their cave system. They have a very good appetite and should be fed at least twice a day. They will supplement their feedings by hunting for small crustaceans such as amphipods in the substrate and on the rocks.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef or community fish.

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Rainfordi Goby
Amblygobius rainfordi

Excellent for eating annoying aquarium hair algae.
Description: This is an incredibly useful and attractive fish. Rainfordi Goby, Amblygobius rainfordi, is excellent for keeping your tank clean of hair algae. Also known as the Court Jester Goby due to its colorful, almost comical appearance, this animated, hardy, colorful fish grows to a maximum length around 3 inches. Its size makes it perfect for large and for small aquariums. Rainfordi Gobies do great indivually, but given adequate space and a simultaneous introduction, a grouping makes a beautiful display with their grey-blue bodies and orange striping running horizontally along the entire length of the body. This fish typically will not bother any fish, corals, or invertebrates. Care should be taken, however, to ensure that other larger species (or others of a similar species who have established territories) do not pick on the Rainfordi. In the reef tank, it will appreciate the hiding places afforded by Live Rock and corals.
Recommended Tank size: Minimum 10 gallon .
Food and diet: Feeds on small bottom-dwelling invertebrates and algae, provide a varied diet that includes frozen preparations for herbivores. The diet should consist of small crustaceans, such as live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, as well as filamentous algae.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Excellent
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"

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Twinspot Signal Goby
Signigobius biocellatus

Description: The Twin Spot Goby is also referred to as the Two spot Goby, Signal Goby, or Crabeye Goby. The Twin Spot Signal Goby is an excellent sand-sifter for small aquariums with a fine substrate. They stay much smaller than other sand-sifting gobies and make for an amusing display as they “hover” across the bottom of the tank on their dark pectoral and pelvic fins. A great fish from the western Pacific. Not aggressive towards other gobies and may even share a burrow with another species. To increase your success with the Twin spot Goby fish it is important to keep it in a tank with live sand on the bottom. Do not keep the Twin spot Goby with any remotely aggressive fishes, including food competitors.
Recommended Tank size: 10 gallon or larger aquarium
Feeding and Diet: A bottom feeder, it should be fed a variety of either live or vitamin-enriched frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"

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Golden Head Sleeper Goby
Valencienna strigata

Good Reef Fish - Good Sand Sifter
Description: These are one of the larger sized sand sifting gobies. They have a cream white color body with a bright golden yellow head.
Recommended Tank : To be successfully cared for, it should be housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live sand as the substrate, and an attached populated refugium.
Feeding and Diet: It feeds off the bottom as it sifts through the sand eating mouthfuls of substrate and the food that lives within the sand, keeping the substrate clean and well oxygenated. feeds on live and frozen brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores. Feed frequently.
General Comments: May sometimes attempt to jump out., so we suggest a tank with a hood.
Level of Care: Moderate
Reef Compatibility :Excellent
Approximate Purchase Size: 21/2" to 31/2"


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Bluespotted Watchman Goby
Cryptocentrus pavoninoides
Description: The Blue Spotted Watchman Goby, Cryptocentrus pavoninoides, occurs in two color variations, which some believe to be sexual color variations. One variety is gold with black bars on its body and blue spots on its head. The second variation and the one we are shipping is a golden-yellow fish with Irradecent blue spots on the head trailing throughout the body. One of several Shrimp Gobies that if present, will gladly share its sand bed burrow with a Pistol Shrimp of the Alpheus genus. It will also build burrows in the absence of a Pistol Shrimp; helping to keep the sand bed well stirred.
Recommended Tank size: 30 gallon or larger aquarium.Needs swimming room and a live sand or loose coral rubble bottom for burrowing. Very Peaceful temperment. it rarely will become aggressive towards other fish, but it is territorial to its spot in the aquarium.
Food and diet: feeds on prey in the water column but also picks food off the substrate.Diet should include mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and table shrimp.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility: Totally reef safe, they can make excellent inhabitants for minature reef and miniature community aquariums.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3-1/2" to 4-1/2"

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Flaming Prawn Goby
Discordipinna griessingeri
Description: Many interesting fish are definitely in the running for "Ultimate Nano Fish" and many of them are probably from the Goby family. So it's no surprise how many Gobies end up in the Aquarium trade, and the fact that most are fairly small, very hearty fish, with unique behaviors makes them even more appealing! But if I had to choose one, I would probably choose the Flaming Prawn. On closer inspection, one realizes its a very beautiful fish, one of the most dramatically colored fish available. With large "Flaming" orange pectoral, dorsal, and tail fins, offset by a stark white backround and a polka dot face, whats not to love about the way this little fish looks? As for size, these tiny fish are definitely suitable for all but the smallest pico tanks. The Flaming Prawn Goby also called the Spikefin Goby is found in the Indo-Pacific. The specimens imported for the aquarium hobby originate almost exclusively from the island of Cebu. They live in loose groups in the aquarium where up to five Flaming Prawns constantly interact without aggression, but spiritedly and with reciprocal interest. Adults attain a length of around 1 inches.
Recommended Tank size: I would recommend at least a mature 10 gallon or larger to be sure there are plenty of copepods and other micro-crustaceans for them to prey on. I constantly see mine picking through the crushed coral sandbed in my 24g. Its been suggested that they pair with with pistol shrimps, but I do not believe it is true. I added a Candy stripe pistol (Alpheus randallii) at the same time as the Flaming Prawn Goby but I have never seen them share a home.
Feeding and Diet: The diet should consist of a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores. However, the least complicated and best method of feeding the Flaming Prawn Goby is to not actively feed it at all! This suggestion may appear risky at first glance, if not completely irresponsible, but it isn't: because D. griessingeri lives on zooplankton such as is available in abundance in any healthy aquarium biotope, and because the nutritional requirements of these tiny fishes are comparatively small, then given suitable conditions this little goby can be nourished extremely well using what its environment provides.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Very good Nano reef or Pico Reef fish
Approximate Purchase Size: 1"

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Tank Raised Red Head Goby
Elacatinus puncticulatus

Perfect Nano Tank Fish! Terrific in groups.
Info on ORA:  Aquacultured marine life is the only alternative to wild caught fish and invertebrates for aquariums. ORA™ tank-raised fish help you avoid the uncertainty of capture, handling, transport, and disease associated with wild caught fish. ORA fish are raised in an aquarium environment from the time they are born and therefore are exceedingly hardy as aquarium inhabitants. Through the use of a special nutritionally balanced diet the color and vitality of ORA™ fish is unsurpassed in the field of aquaculture.
Info from ORA:The Red Head Goby’s natural range is from the Sea of Cortez to Ecuador. This small goby, as the name implies, has a brilliant red head with a translucent body. Within the red coloration there are vivid gold and blue stripes. The Red Head Goby is a known cleaner goby, it is not uncommon to see individuals remove parasites from other fish. Initially they are slightly more cryptic than some of their Caribbean counterparts but once they get comfortable in a tank they tend to stay out in the open where their vibrant head makes them easy to spot. Their small size and peaceful behavior makes them a perfect match for large and tiny tanks alike.
Recommended Tank size: 10 gallon or larger aquarium with a mixture of either live sand or loose coral rubble as substrate.
Feeding and Diet: The diet should consist of a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen food preparations for carnivores.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.

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Photos are representative of each species. All marine life will be unique and variations should be expected, colors and sizes may vary.

*Guarantee Restriction: All of our livestock are guaranteed. However for one or more of these species, they may be marked with a *Guarantee Restriction. If it does, it means the specific animal may not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species may be listed as Restircted because they have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to mal nutrition.