Yellow shrimp goby

Species information for the Yellow shrimp goby, in the Gobies category.

  1. FAMILY - Gobidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Cryptocentrus Cinctus

    COMMON NAME - Yellow Shrimp Goby (Yellow Watchman Goby)

    SIZE - 2.8" (7 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. ( 76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty foods, fresh or frozen mysid shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, finely chopped table shrimp, frozen preparations for carnivores. Feed a min. 2 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Prone to eat smaller ornamental shrimps, will not bother sessile invertebrates.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Readily adapts to captivity. Provide a sand bottom with live rock and coral rubble to from hiding places. Keep only one per tank unless a proven pair is obtained. Will attack other shrimp gobies, prone to jump out of an open top tank.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 11, 2014
    jhnrb, Mar 13, 2009