Yellow Watchman Gobies are bright yellow with some bluish-white speckles around the face and on the dorsal fins. The reason they are called Watchman Gobies is quite interesting. They can be paired with a pistol shrimp, creating a symbiotic relationship. In this relationship, the pistol shrimp creates a burrow to hide in for it and the goby, while the goby keeps watching for threats, hence the name “Watchman.” They will also protect the shrimp. There are other Watchman Gobies, but Yellow Watchman Gobies are one of the best for pairing with a pistol shrimp. They are also sand-sifting gobies. This means they will pull sand through their mouths and out their gills, extracting any food from the sand. Not only is this interesting to watch, but it also helps keep your aquarium sand clean. Because of this, you need a deep sand bed to keep these fish. Otherwise, it will pile all the sand in one spot of the aquarium. Yellow Watchman Gobies can be kept in pairs and are usually peaceful as long as other fish don’t threaten them or their shrimp.
Purchase Size: 1.25 – 1.5″
Feeding: Carnivore. This fish only eats meaty foods and needs to be fed at least twice a day. If you can, feed it live foods for a more vibrant, healthier fish.
Water Parameters: ~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Reef Safe: Yes
Color: Yellow bodies with bluish-white speckles
Because these awesome Yellow Watchman Gobies are captive-bred by ORA, they are hardier, more disease resilient, better able to handle the stress of shipping, and better adapted to aquarium life. Not only is this good for you, but it also benefits the ocean. By purchasing captive-bred fish, you are helping the ocean by discouraging the harmful wild-caught trade while supporting the captive-bred industry, making our wonderful hobby more sustainable.