How come we don’t see many Amblyeoteorsis (?) sp. Gobies?

Zionas

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When we see shrimp gobies, usually it’s always the Yellow Watchman or the Pink Spotted. Cryptocentrus spp. seem to be a lot more common than other genuses like Strongobiops, Amblyeoteorsis sp. etc. Is there a particular reason for the relative lack of popularity of these other two genuses compared to the YWG and its similar congeners?
 
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I've been seeing a lot of Amblyeleotris for sale on LiveAquaria recently. But I think part of it might be due to lack of appeal. I'm actually a super big fan of A. randalli and S. nematodes. But S. nematodes is a very very small fish, and S. yasha has a tendency to outcompete it in the looks department. Similarly, when I look at my books on Amblyeleotris fish, the only one that pops for me is A. randalli, due to the spectacular dorsal fin and striping. But a predominantly white fish with various amounts of spotting isn't exactly as appealing as a yellow fish with star spangle dots on it.

Interestingly...I think there's only been one instance of successful (60 DPS) breeding of S. nematodes and that was in Europe. Cryptocentrus has documented breeding behavior so it's easy to distribute it more if you can up the quantity of fish entering the hobby by breeding them. I can't seem to find any of the Amblyeleotris gobies on captive breeding lists so far either.
 

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