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A peaceful, but territorial, bottom-dwelling and burrowing Goby. This Goby is known to be one of the watchman family that will share its burrow with a pistol shrimp. It is the shrimp that does the digging for the Goby while the Goby is the lookout, hence being the watchman. Whenever the shrimp is out of the burrow, he always keeps one antenna on the Goby and retreats quickly back to the burrow if the fish swishes his tail. They built several burrows around the tank before finally settling down.
The burrow is quite elaborate as they gathered many pieces of rock rubble to create their home. At night, the Spotted Watchman Goby closes the burrow off with the larger piece of rock, there is absolutely no evidence that it exists unless you know the rock is covering a hole. In the morning, the Spotted Watchman Goby shoves the rock back out of the way and spends the majority of his time sitting outside the burrow. When the tank is fed, the goby brings food to the shrimp./