Sleeper Blue Dot Goby

lg 71263 goby
Latin name: (Valenciennea sexguttata)

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Blue, White



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This fish is a unique species that requires a specific type of care to thrive. It is important to provide a well-maintained aquascape with plenty of hiding places. In order to successfully care for this fish, it should be housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live sand as the substrate, and an attached populated refugium. It is also important to note that this species is rarely aggressive to other fish, but is territorial and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. Although this species can be challenging to care for, with proper planning and dedication, this fish can be a rewarding addition to your aquarium. Furthermore, with the correct environment, this species can live up to 10 years.

The Sleeper Blue Dot Goby is an excellent addition to any aquarium, as it is a peaceful fish that is relatively easy to care for. It feeds off the bottom, sifting through the sand to eat the food that lives in the substrate. It is important to provide a varied diet that includes live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores, and to feed the fish frequently. Additionally, this species is hardy and can be relied upon to add a splash of vibrant colors and plenty of activity to any tank. Furthermore, it is a peaceful and non-aggressive fish, making it a great companion for a variety of other species.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1″ to 1-1/2″; Medium: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/2″; Large: 2-1/2″ to 4″

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