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Cryptocentrus cinctus
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Family: Gobiida
Species: Cryptocentrus cinctus
Common Name: Yellow Watchman Goby,Yellow Watchman Prawn, Yellow Shrimp Goby.
Size: 3" (7.62 cm)
Habitat: Eastern Asia, Maldives, South Asia, Sri Lanka.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallon.
Diet: Carnivore, mysis and brine shrimp will be accepted, occasional bloodworms.
Behavior: Peaceful, prefers a sand bottom for burrowing, needs rubble for hiding places, rarely aggressive, but will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair.
Water: Temperature of 72 to 78°F (22.2 25.6°C), pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020 - 1.025, dKH 8-12
Care: Easy, good community fish, may try to jump out of tank if startled, needs a tight fitting lid. Appears to wear a constant frown, which gives them an amusing appearance.
Communities: Best with non-aggressive tankmates. Reefsafe.
Suitability: Good for all with saltwater experience.

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