Fish Guide

Sleeper Railway Glider Goby   (Valenciennea helsdingenii)
Family: Gobiidae (Gobies)
Natural Range: Indian and Pacific Oceans
Depth: 3 to 148 ft.   Size: 6.25 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic and sand-dwelling invertebrates
Natural History: The Sleeper Railway Glider Goby is normally found in pairs on sand flats with rocky rubble scattered about. It sifts mouthfuls of sand and feeds on the invertebrates it finds there. It is reported to be monagamous.
Husbandry: The Sleeper Railway Glider Goby is a hardy aquarium species. It sifts and for benthic crustaceans so live rock and sand will help produce the foods it prefers.
Reproduction: This species has bred in aquaria. Eggs were hatched only two days after spawning and larvae were about 1/4 inch at just over a month.

AKA: Railway Glider

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