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Old 04-28-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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Watchman goby?

The other day at my dads freinds house i saw a watchman goby and thought it looked cool and was very interesting what are your experiences with this fish and/or any special needs?
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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The other day at my dads freinds house i saw a watchman goby and thought it looked cool and was very interesting what are your experiences with this fish and/or any special needs?


They are a pretty cool goby and easy to care for.....they like to hide and make a burrow by flow so that the food sweeps by them....

heres a cool article on the yellow watchman goby

Yellow Watchman Goby

IME i had a couple gobys and they are easy to care for but are also known as jumpers lol
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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I have a yellow watchman goby, he's pretty cool. He was only yellow for like a month though, he changed to a grey color and hasn't changed back. :-(

But overall an easy and fine fish, gets along with everyone pretty much.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #4
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I have a yellow watchmen goby it is pretty mellow. They get along well with other fish. But there jumpers so I have a tight fitting lid.
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My lid is good but in the back there were gaps for filters so i took a marble notebook cover,fitted it and taped it down tight do you thinks thats alright and is he good with 2 occelaris clowns,2blue/green chromis,a sexy shrimp and a cleaner shrimp along with a few snails and hermits also will he eat flakes and pellets?and lastly if my cyno bacteria isnt gone by the time i get it will he be ok?
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #6
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They are pretty cool. A watchman goby paired with a pistol shrimp is honestly one of the things that got me into the hobby.
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If you have a hole in your lid, they will jump and get out, I have lost them jumping thru egg crate
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This is my pink spotted watchman goby. I had him for 13 yrs till he died just recently.

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Is the yellow watchman a popular fish because if my lfs has to specifically get a fish that i want they will but they tend to be a lil more expencive
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I had a Pink Spotted Watchman for two years and he was great. Moved the sand around a lot and burrowed a home. Never bothered any other fish or invertebrate I had. Sadly he some how snuck through a small hole by my light bar and died while I was at work. My sure you have a secure lid!
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