Sleeper Gold Head Goby

lg 71224 Sleeper Gold Head Goby
Latin name: (Valenciennea strigata)

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Blue, Tan, White, Yellow



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This fish is best suited in an environment that replicates its natural habitat. To ensure its proper care, it is essential to provide a 30-gallon or larger aquarium with live sand as the substrate and an attached populated refugium. Additionally, a well-sealed canopy should be provided to ensure the proper environment. Its territorial nature should be kept in mind, as it may become aggressive towards other fish and even its own kind unless they are a mated pair. Furthermore, frequent water changes and regular maintenance of the aquarium are necessary to maintain a healthy environment for this fish.

The Sleeper Gold Head Goby is an interesting species of fish, known for its sifting behavior. It is a hardy fish, capable of adapting to most water conditions and is suitable for reef tanks. It feeds off the bottom as it sifts through the sand eating mouthfuls of substrate and the food that lives within the sand, keeping the substrate well oxygenated. It is an efficient scavenger and should be kept in a well-maintained tank with ample hiding places. The Sleeper Gold Head Goby feeds on a variety of live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, live black worms, and prepared foods for carnivores, and should be fed frequently. It is an active fish and should be provided with plenty of swimming space. With its vibrant colors and active behavior, the Sleeper Gold Head Goby is a great addition to any tank.

The approximate purchase size for these belts is small, medium, and large.

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